A guide to reshaping, resizing, and otherwise revamping your teeth with our strong and stunning veneers

Conservative techniques are at the heart of all that we do in Byron Center, Michigan. Led by our dentist, Dr. Matthew VanderLaan, our team may recommend ClearCorrect® aligner therapies as “tooth-preserving” alternatives to porcelain veneers and other, more invasive dental treatments. 

If orthodontics and whitening are not sufficient, Dr. VanderLaan is able to design a perfect smile for each patient, and deliver this smile using natural, durable, minimal preparation veneers!  

We are happy to help you attain the smile you desire!

The range of dental treatments available at VanderLaan Family Dentistry falls on a spectrum. Generally, those services that are required to restore the structure and health of the teeth involved the removal of more natural tissue than their cosmetic counterparts. These options include: 

  • Dental fillings
  • Dental inlays
  • Onlays
  • Crowns 

Cosmetic alternatives include porcelain veneers. The veneer process is largely recommended to cover up esthetic imperfections on the front surfaces of the teeth that are visible when you smile. They are an appropriate way to disguise some types of:

  • Stains
  • Discoloration
  • Chips 
  • Cracks
  • Gaps, uneven spaces
  • Irregularities involving the shape and size of the teeth

Also, they can help to strengthen teeth that are weakened by enamel erosion. Unlike other cosmetic procedures (such as professional teeth whitening and dental bonding), veneers do require the removal of some natural tissue on the surface of the teeth. 

Sink your teeth into the benefits

Modern veneers are very thin. So, we remove very little tissue (about the thickness of a fingernail or contact lens). This feature helps to minimize tooth sensitivity and discomfort associated with altering natural tooth structure. It also aids in creating the strongest bond between the veneer and the tooth. Dr. VanderLaan uses his considerable know-how and precision diagnostics to craft veneers that look and feel natural and are incredibly strong. 

Patients also appreciate that these thin layers of quality dental ceramic (porcelain) resist stains well. It also replicates the appearance of natural tooth enamel very well. 

We can discuss ways to prevent veneers from chipping, cracking, or sustaining other damage. A world of options to beautify and restore the healthy function of your smile awaits at VFD! 

Our office, conveniently located in Byron Center, can be reached at (616) 288-2554. Be sure to ask about the in-house VanderLaan Family Dentistry Savings Plan when you call.