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Veneers services offered in Beachwood, OH

Veneers combine dentistry art and science to give you a beautiful smile in just a couple of appointments. At Sabrina E. Mickel, DDS, Dr. Mickel and her team offer veneers in their Beachwood, Ohio, office. You can improve the appearance of worn, gapped, stained, or misshapen teeth with veneers, giving you a true smile transformation. To learn more, call the office or use the online booking feature today.

Veneers Q&A

What are veneers?

Veneers are thin porcelain panels that fit over the front of your natural teeth. They’re one of the quickest ways to create an instant smile transformation. 

Veneers can give you a natural-looking smile while protecting your teeth from damage. Generally, veneers are only for the front teeth that show when you smile. 

Are veneers right for me?

Veneers might be right for you if you have issues such as: 

  • Worn teeth
  • Heavily stained or discolored teeth 
  • Misshapen teeth
  • Short teeth
  • Gaps between teeth
  • Uneven or crooked teeth 

One of the most important things to understand about veneers is that they transform your smile but don’t affect your teeth significantly. 

For example, teeth whitening lightens your tooth enamel dramatically. In contrast, veneers give you whiter-looking teeth by concealing the fronts of your teeth. Similarly, veneers can make your teeth look straight and even, but they don’t correct misalignment the way Invisalign® does. 

How are veneers applied?

The team prepares your teeth by removing a small amount (about half a millimeter) of tooth enamel. They then take impressions of your teeth to create the veneers.  

When your veneers are ready, the team lightly roughens the tooth and applies a strong adhesive to the front of your teeth. They position the panels perfectly and make any necessary adjustments before using an ultraviolet (UV) light to set the adhesive. The appointment to set your veneers in place usually takes an hour or two.

How do veneers compare to crowns?

Crowns are commonly used on the molars and the other teeth that you use the most when chewing. They’re about twice as thick as veneers and cover the entire tooth. 

Veneers are durable, but crowns are stronger and sturdier. While veneers are usually a cosmetic procedure, crowns are commonly used to protect the tooth when it’s weakened or vulnerable (for example, after a root canal).  

Veneers combine art and science to give you a healthy and beautiful smile. The team at the office of Sabrina E. Mickel, DDS, has helped many patients enhance their smiles and feel more confident, and they’re ready to do the same for you. Call the office or use the online booking feature to schedule an appointment today.