Porcelain Veneers

Do you want a complete smile transformation? If so, you’ve come to the right place! Michael J Nelson, DDS, offers cosmetic dental services to improve the aesthetics of your smile, including porcelain veneers. 

You may have heard about veneers because countless Hollywood stars have received their pearly whites with this modern treatment. But if you think picture-perfect smiles are only for A-listers, then think again. Your skilled cosmetic dentist in St. Louis Park can help you attain the dream smile you have always wanted with dental veneers. 

What Is a Dental Veneer?

A dental veneer is an ultra-thin shell of tooth-colored material your dentist affixes to the front surfaces of teeth. Veneers can correct or conceal numerous smile imperfections and aesthetic flaws, including:

  • Alter the shape of short, long, or uneven teeth
  • Cover cracks, chips, and fractures in teeth
  • Disguise the appearance of gaps or spacing between teeth
  • Perfect the appearance of mild misalignments and crooked teeth
  • Conceal tooth discoloration and stains
  • Protect worn front surfaces of teeth  

Veneers are made from many materials, but the highest quality material is porcelain. Porcelain is durable and slightly translucent, so they mimic the appearance and strength of natural tooth enamel. Veneers look so realistic that people won’t even know you’ve had dental work done; your stunning smile will enchant and impress your peers––and yourself.  

Porcelain veneers have a glass-smooth finish, so they are resistant to stains and repel harmful bacteria. With veneers, you can enjoy a blemish-free set of pearly whites for life! 

Placing Porcelain Veneers 

Placing a porcelain veneer isn’t a lengthy process; it typically requires only two or three appointments with your dentist. Also, if you need a smile makeover, dental veneers may be the life-enhancing solution you’ve been searching for. 

Before starting treatment, we perform a thorough oral health exam to ensure your teeth are healthy enough for the veneers. Depending on your specific needs and aesthetic goals, we will determine if porcelain veneers are best for you. We will also discuss your expectations to ensure you receive the precise results you desire. 

The next step is to contour your tooth enamel so the veneers fit perfectly and naturally against the tooth’s surface. We then take digital x-rays and impressions to choose the perfect shade for your finished veneers.

Our team sends the impressions to a custom dental lab, where a specialist customizes your restorations to our exact specifications. In the meantime, we provide you with temporary veneers so you can still eat, speak, and socialize with ease. 

When your final veneers are complete, we securely bond them to the front surfaces of your teeth and then shape and polish them. Dental veneers can last 10 to 30 years, but this greatly depends on practicing excellent oral hygiene and regular dental visits. 

Exceptional oral health care––both at home and our dental office––is necessary for maintaining the health and luster of your veneers.  

Porcelain Veneers in St. Louis Park, MN 

Our custom-made veneers are durable, aesthetically pleasing, and highly functional––just like natural teeth! Our patients love the way veneers enhance their appearance and self-confidence, and we enjoy performing these treatments equally as much, if not more. It’s our goal to help you unearth your healthiest, most dazzling smile, and we believe dental veneers can help us do just this. 

Are you ready to schedule your veneer consultation with Dr. Nelson? If so, please don’t hesitate to call us, and one of our friendly team members will be happy to assist you.