Veneers Specialist

Dater Dentistry

Steven M. Dater, DDS

General Dentist located in Rockford, MI

Improving your smile can give you the extra boost of confidence you need. The team at Dater Dentistry in Rockford, Michigan, provides many cosmetic dental services, including veneer implants, which aim to improve the appearance of your teeth. To learn more about veneers or to schedule a consultation, contact Steven M. Dater, DDS, and the team at Dater Dentistry online or over the phone today.


What are veneers?

Veneers are very thin porcelain implants that are bonded to the front of teeth to improve your teeth’s cosmetic appearance, whether changing their size, shape, or color. Veneers are natural-looking and are essentially exterior shells for your teeth.

Who should get veneers?

Veneers address a variety of cosmetic issues associated with teeth, including:

  • Discolored or stained teeth
  • Decayed teeth
  • Misshapen or crooked teeth
  • Gapped teeth
  • Chipped teeth

Who shouldn’t get veneers?

Veneers may not be the best option if you have damaged or decaying teeth, or have gum disease. They also may not be right for you if you have weakened teeth or an inadequate amount of enamel on your teeth.

If you grind your teeth, this could also be a sign that veneers aren’t right for you, as grinding can damage veneers. Talk to Dr. Dater and the Dater Dentistry team to discuss whether veneers are right for you

What are the benefits of porcelain veneers?

Porcelain veneers provide benefits that other materials don’t. They’re stronger and last longer, their surface appears more natural, and they’re hard to stain.

Getting veneers is also less invasive than other cosmetic dental work like getting braces or crowns — less tooth enamel has to be removed with veneers than with crowns or caps.

What will the procedure be like for veneers?

First, make sure you discuss the desired result carefully with the team at Dater Dentistry. Teeth X-rays or impressions may then be needed to give you the most accurate, custom veneers. Note that it may take a few weeks for the veneers to be returned from the lab after your molds are sent.

To prep you for the procedure, Dr. Dater removes a slight amount of enamel from your teeth and numbs the area with local anesthetic. After cleaning the teeth, the veneers are cemented into place.

Are veneers permanent?

Porcelain veneers can last anywhere from 10-20 years, depending on how you care for your teeth and oral health. When the time comes for them to be replaced, Dater Dentistry can help.

However, veneers are considered a permanent cosmetic solution. Remember that veneers are permanently bonded to your teeth, and the procedure is irreversible, so it’s not something to be taken lightly. However, most patients are happy with this, as it means that they permanently have stronger, whiter, perfectly shaped teeth!

Be sure to discuss all of your options for cosmetic services with the team at Dater Dentistry. Give the team a call or schedule an appointment online to learn more about veneers.