A very versatile solution, porcelain veneers are a simple and effective treatment for all kinds of minor cosmetic problems. They are one of our least invasive methods of correcting chipped, scratched, crooked, discolored, or other superficially damaged teeth.
Chelsea had two narrow, dark teeth in her smile. Before she graduated from high-school she wanted her smile to be white and beautiful.
What are Porcelain Veneers?
A veneer is an extremely thin and durable layer of porcelain that covers the surface of the tooth. Imitating the appearance of natural tooth enamel, it covers all types of minor cosmetic dental problems.
Many of our patients ask us about specific types of veneers, such as Lumineers, MAC, or da Vinci veneers. We believe that the quality and type of veneer is far more important than a brand name, and strive to find the most suitable solution for the needs of each patient rather than merely offering one or two well-known brands.
Porcelain Veneer Benefits
Porcelain veneers can be used alone, in tandem with other cosmetic dental treatments, or as part of a comprehensive full mouth restoration. Veneers can be a inexpensive, simple, and non-invasive way to restore the appearance of your teeth in just two appointments, preventing the need for more complex treatments like dental bonding, tooth whitening, or Invisalign.
Porcelain veneers are an effective solution for:
- Crooked teeth
- Chipped teeth
- Discolored teeth
- Small gaps or uneven spacing
- Misshapen teeth
- Unevenly sized teeth
Understanding Veneer Quality
You may know a friend or family member who had veneers applied to their teeth with less than perfect results. If you’re concerned about the appearance of your veneers and how they will withstand time and use, it’s important to understand the steps that go into making fine porcelain veneers.
The quality of a dental veneer depends on three things:
- The materials used
- The skill of the ceramist who crafts it
- The technique of the dentist who applies the veneer to your tooth
Dr. Kleive uses veneers made from the highest quality of porcelain and crafted by Mr. Dave Chermak, a certified dental technologist specializing in veneers. We work closely with Mr. Chermak to ensure that each patient receives a perfect fit and a durable, aesthetically pleasing result.
Do you offer Lumineers, MAC Veneers, or da Vinci veneers?
Lumineers, da Vinci, and MAC veneers are all popular brand names. Many of our patients ask about these veneers after seeing them advertised, but there’s a lot more to a high-quality veneer than flashy ads! Dr. Kleive provides veneers that offer strength, durability, and a flawless appearance, and encourages his patients to consider their individual needs and the dentist’s experience rather than brand name reputation.
Some veneers discolor or look fake. How do I know that won’t happen to me?
Poor quality veneers can discolor over time, while badly made veneers won’t sit right on the tooth and can look artificial or become damaged with wear. Good veneers are invisible—they look so natural that you’d never recognize them as dental work. We offer our patients only the highest quality veneers, and customize them for your mouth to ensure a perfect fit and a brilliant, long-lasting, natural-looking smile.
Are there alternatives to porcelain veneers?
There are always alternatives in dental health, and Dr. Kleive encourages all patients to make informed choices about your own dental care. After discussing all of the options during your consultation, you might find that tooth whitening, dental crowns, or Invisalign are a better option for your long-term goals than porcelain veneers. The decision is always entirely up to you.
Please call or email us today to schedule a consultation and learn more about how porcelain veneers could benefit you. Dr. Kleive serves the town of Black Mountain and the Asheville, North Carolina area.
Dr. Mark Kleive proudly extends his services and expertise in cosmetic dentistry to patients traveling from nearby cities. We have provided driving directions from the following cities for your convenience.