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Porcelain Veneers in Indianapolis and Fishers, IN

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About Porcelain Veneers

At Martin Dentistry located in the Indianapolis and Fishers, IN area, Dr's. Matt Martin, Stephanie Martin, Lynn Marshall, and Lindsey Garrison offer patients seeking a whiter, straighter, and more perfectly shaped smile the option of porcelain veneers. These veneers are custom-designed to suit each patient’s individual skin tone, face shape, existing dentition, and personal preferences. During the initial consultation, patients will have the opportunity to review smile photos with one of our experienced dentists. Together, they will assess which smile attributes would enhance the patient's appearance. While some patients may be interested in Lumineers, an ultra-thin style of veneer that requires no tooth preparation, it's important to note that Lumineers may not be suitable for every individual. Our dentists will offer professional advice during the consultation to ensure that each patient can make an informed decision regarding their choice between porcelain veneers and Lumineers. Additionally, we can create a model to provide patients with a visual representation of how porcelain veneers or Lumineers will appear on them.


Unlike traditional veneers, Lumineers are thinner, which eliminates aggressive tooth preparation, including filing the teeth, anesthesia, and temporary veneers. The Lumineers process starts with the dentist creating an impression of the patient’s upper and lower teeth, which are sent to a Lumineers laboratory. Once the patient’s custom-made Lumineers are sent back to the dentist (usually in about 2 – 3 weeks), the patient returns to have their Lumineers fitted and placed. The patient’s Lumineers are then easily applied without problems of pain and sensitivity. About as thin as a contact lens, Lumineers improve the patient’s smile while still looking natural. With proper home care and regular dental exams and cleanings, Lumineers should last for about 20 years.

What to Expect

Before a porcelain veneer is placed, the dentist must remove a thin layer of enamel from the front surface of each tooth to make room for veneer. After the enamel is removed a digital impression of the teeth is made and sent to a dental laboratory where an expert will tailor-made the patient’s veneers. The veneer is made of several thin layers of ceramic. Until the veneer is ready, the patient will wear a temporary veneer. Once the veneer is ready, the patients will return to the dentist for an appointment where a special resin is used as a bonding agent between the veneer and the tooth. Veneers are durable and can last up to 20 years with proper oral hygiene and care.

Treatment Aftercare

For the first few days, a patient may be more sensitive to hot and cold temperatures because of the removal of the natural enamel. This should subside within a few days. A week after the veneers are placed, a patient needs a follow-up appointment at the dentist’s office to make sure the mouth is responding well to the veneers. Due to the material they are made of and since they are easy to polish, the probability of staining veneers is slight to none. It’s still a good idea to brush after consuming foods or drinks that stain the teeth, especially coffee, soda, tea, and red wine. Veneers should be brushed with a non-abrasive toothpaste, flossed, and rinsed with mouthwash just like natural teeth. Patients should be sure to keep up with regular dental appointments so the dentist can perform professional maintenance by polishing the veneers with a special, non-abrasive paste to keep them in pristine condition.

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Veneers are a great idea for anyone who wants to revitalize their smile. If you think this is the procedure for you, give our office a call as soon as possible to set up your consultation, so we can make your smile is more brilliant than ever.

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