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Porcelain Veneers – Marion, IN

Multiple Cosmetic Flaws, One Solution

Man and woman showing off beautiful new smiles after porcelain veneers

Turn your so-so smile into something sensational with porcelain or minimal-prep veneers. The cosmetic dentists at Bruner Dental offer custom solutions to eliminate dental flaws and bring out the best in your smile. Flawless smiles may not be something you were born with, but at Bruner Dental, our skilled cosmetic dentists and dentistry team will partner with you to create the beautiful smiles you deserve. We offer a wide array of cosmetic dentistry services, and during a cosmetic dental consultation, we will help you develop a personalized care plan to deliver the desired results. Veneers are some of our most popular cosmetic solutions. They can be used to completely transform your smile in just a few short trips to our dental office. We offer both traditional porcelain veneers and minimal-prep veneers in our Marion dental office. If you want to learn more about any of our cosmetic dentistry services, contact us to schedule your consultation appointment to discuss porcelain veneers in Marion, IN. We’ll review your cosmetic dentistry options and help you to determine whether or not veneers are the right option to create your picture-perfect smile.

Why Choose Bruner Dental for Porcelain Veneers?

  • Specially Crafter Minimal-Prep Restorations
  • Aided by the Latest Dental Technology
  • Focus on High Quality Dental Care

What are Dental Veneers?

Closeup of smile compared with dental veneer options

Veneers are thin sheaths of porcelain that fit over the front facing surfaces of teeth to correct and conceal any number of smile flaws. Veneers are used to alter tooth width, length, shape, and color. Custom veneers are handcrafted in our dental lab from luminous, stain-resistant porcelain. We offer both traditional and minimal-prep veneers for our Marion dentistry patients.

Traditional Porcelain Veneers

Two traditional porcelain veneers prior to placement

Traditional porcelain veneers resemble a fingernail in size and shape prior to placement. In order to allow these veneers to fit into the natural smile line, we need to remove a layer of your natural tooth enamel.

Minimal-Prep Dental Veneers

Woman's smile compared with minimal prep veneer placement

Minimal-prep veneers are also crafted from quality porcelain. These veneers are only the size of contact lens before they’re in place. That means we don’t need to remove much, if any, surface tooth enamel to allow the veneer to lay flat within your smile. The process to place this type of veneer is often reversible, which means that the dentist can remove your minimal-prep veneers if you decide to return to your original smile.

How are Dental Veneers Placed?

Closeup of smile during porcelain veneer placement

Veneers are placed over the course of two appointments in our Marion dental office. At your first visit, we will prepare teeth by removing a layer of surface enamel when necessary. Then, we capture impressions of the teeth. For patients who needed to have surface enamel removed, we’ll place temporaries. Next, our lab will get to work creating your traditional or minimal-prep veneers. When we receive the final restorations from our lab, you’ll return to exchange your temporaries for the flawless, custom veneers.

Who Should Consider Dental Veneers?

Woman with beautiful smile after porcelain veneer treatment

Any patient who wants to conceal chips, cracks, stains, and gaps in teeth should consider traditional or minimal prep veneers. These cosmetic dentistry solutions allow our team to create a flawless smile in just two short trips to our dental office rather than undergoing lengthy or invasive treatment plans. Veneers are also budget-friendly compared with more advanced restorative, cosmetic, and orthodontic treatments.

How Do I Care for My Dental Veneers?

Woman flossing teeth to care for porcelain veneers

Once your traditional or minimal-prep veneer is in place, you can go right back to brushing and flossing as usual. You may want to use softer toothbrushes or less abrasive toothpaste to avoid wearing down the porcelain more quickly. A waxed floss or water flosser may also be beneficial to avoid pulling around the edges of your veneers which may unintentionally dislodge them. Visiting our dental office two times each year is also essential. This gives us the opportunity to examine your veneers regularly for signs of damage and help you keep them functional and looking great as long as possible.

How Much do Dental Veneers Cost?

Woman sharing gorgeous smile after porcelain veneer treatment

The cost of porcelain veneers depends in large part on the number of teeth you’re going to treat and whether you choose traditional or minimal-prep veneers. During your cosmetic dentistry consultation, we will walk you through the pricing of your plan and help you to budget for the treatment of your individual treatment. We also work with third party financiers who may be able to offer low or no interest financing plans to cover the cost of your veneer treatment plan.

Veneer FAQs

man smiling while sitting in treatment chair

Want to improve your smile? With veneers in Marion, we can mask cosmetic flaws and help you achieve your desired look. At Bruner Dental, we understand that you might have some questions before fully moving forward with the process. Rest assured – we'll address all of your concerns during the initial consultation. We want to make sure you’re as well-informed as possible! In the meantime, you can review the responses below to some frequently asked questions.

Are Veneers Permanent?

Veneers offer a transformative smile makeover, but they're not forever. Although not permanent, they are considered irreversible due to the minimal enamel removal required for a snug fit. Unfortunately, removed enamel doesn't grow back. As a result, teeth prepped this way will always need crowns or veneers for lasting enhancement.

Is There Anything I Can’t Eat with Veneers?

While wearing temporary veneers before the permanent ones are fitted, steer clear of hard foods such as ice, raw fruits, and candy to prevent damage. Also, avoid sticky foods that could dislodge the veneers. Temporary veneers are more prone to staining, so be cautious with dark-colored foods and drinks.

Once your permanent veneers are in place, you can eat most foods, though very hard, crunchy, and deeply pigmented items should still be avoided. If your teeth are sensitive post-placement, steer clear of extreme temperatures. Limit alcohol consumption, as it could weaken veneer bonding material.

Do Veneers Give You a Lisp?

Initially, some people experience a temporary lisp after getting veneers, struggling with specific word pronunciations. This phenomenon arises partly due to muscle memory. The tongue hasn't adapted to accommodate the veneers while speaking, causing a slight alteration in tongue movement due to the minor thickness difference. Predominantly noticeable with "s" and "v" sounds, the lisp typically resolves itself over time. If needed, our team can slightly adjust the veneer thickness to address the issue and eliminate the lisp.

Can Veneers Be Used for Bite Corrections?

Veneers don't alter the position of teeth or the jaw, so their effectiveness in treating bite issues depends on the problem's severity. For minor open bites, veneers can elongate and widen teeth, creating an appearance of alignment. They're also handy for concealing small gaps between teeth. Veneers are suggested for bite problems that primarily affect appearance, not oral health. If orthodontic correction is in progress, wait until afterward for veneer placement to ensure optimal results.

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