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Veneers

Are you self-conscious about your smile due to chipped, cracked, or misaligned teeth?

Porcelain veneers can improve the appearance of your teeth, covering those imperfections. 

The experienced dentists at Sharp Smile Center in Kalamazoo, MI, can help patients in Portage and beyond achieve the smiles of their dreams.

Veneers Can Transform Your Smile

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A Closer Look at Porcelain Veneers

A dental veneer is a porcelain shell that is placed over the natural tooth to conceal minor imperfections. Our veneers are custom-crafted to blend in seamlessly with nearby teeth. 

Ready to Enhance Your Smile?

Not sure if porcelain veneers are right for you? Sharp Smile Center is dedicated to helping our patients achieve beautiful and healthy smiles. Dr. Michael Sharp and Dr. Aoua Coulibaly have advanced degrees and certifications and over 30 years of combined experience in practice. Dr. Sharp even studied under Dr. Bill Dorfman, the dentist of "Extreme Smile Makeover."

Our Kalamazoo, MI, practice serves the Portage area and beyond. Call our dental office or request an initial consultation online today!

(269) 344-4004

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Our Portage-area dental practice prides itself on luxury amenities and a spa-like atmosphere to help even patients with dental anxiety feel comfortable.

"Always happy with Sharp Smile Center!" 5-Star Reviews

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Joann Farnham

2021

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Our family have been going to the Sharp Smile Ceneter for years and always with wonderful service. I had crown's and some extra work done a month or so ago, with Dr. C and Denise and one other young lady assisting her. Again we have always had the best service but this time I have to say it was outstanding patient care!!! Dr. C what an assette, and I cannot say enough about the true patien care from Denise. Also, I have not had a bit of trouble and the fit was perfect. Just sorry I forgot to post at the time of my care. Always happy with Sharp Smile Center!

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Tegan Stiemsma

2021

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Love this place! Had some pretty bad tooth pain and they got me in within a few hours. Dr. C took care of me right away and was mindful of how little time I had. Dr. C was able to get my filling done super fast! The staff always explain exactly what they are doing and answer all my questions. It feels more like a high quality spa rather than a dentist office and I mean that in the best way. They take care of you and the services arent very expensive either.

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Types of Dental Veneers

Our Portage-area dental practice offers traditional, minimal-prep, and no-prep veneers. Traditional veneers require a small amount of enamel to be removed from the tooth. This helps the veneer lie flush with nearby teeth and seamlessly blend in with your smile. Minimal-prep and no-prep veneers require little to no enamel to be removed, preserving more of your natural tooth. No matter the type of veneer, we strive to remove only as much enamel as needed to allow the veneer to lie flat. 

Our dentists want you to have a beautiful smile, so we will preserve as much natural tooth structure as possible, altering only the areas needed to ensure function and appearance. 

Veneer Placement Timeline

Our trusted laboratory has crafted stunning and natural-looking veneers for our Portage-area patients for over 30 years.
Our trusted laboratory has crafted stunning and natural-looking veneers for our Portage-area patients for over 30 years.

Initial Consultation

At your initial consultation, your dentist will first determine if you are a candidate for veneers and if minimal-prep or no-prep veneers are a good option for you. Your dentist will discuss your dental history and your cosmetic goals before recommending the most appropriate treatment. Veneers typically require two appointments. 

Impressions

Following your initial consultation, digital impressions will be taken and the tooth or teeth receiving veneers will be prepped if needed. A wax-up template will then be created to show you exactly what your porcelain veneers will look like. This allows you to play an active role in your treatment. Photos of your smile and your digital impressions will be sent to our dental lab for your custom veneers to be crafted.

Fabrication

For the last 30 years, we have worked with a trusted laboratory that consistently provides stunning and natural-looking veneers for our patients. It typically takes about three weeks for the lab to craft your veneers.

Temporaries

While you wait for your custom veneers to be created, your dentist will provide temporary veneers made from your wax-ups to protect your treated teeth. This also allows us to ensure proper fit and comfort.

Placement

When your custom-crafted porcelain veneers are ready, they are sent to our dental office. Your dentist will bond them to your natural teeth and ensure everything fits properly and comfortably. You will leave our office with a stunning new smile!

Real Patient Photos Before and After Veneers

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a closeup of a patient after veneers
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This patient had cosmetic goals to achieve a brighter smile without any gaps. After consulting with Dr. Sharp, they decided veneers would be the best solution for this patient. 

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5-Star Reviews From Portage-Area Patients

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Michael Westfall

2021

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The whole office team was great from the moment coming and going... I am not a regular dental client and had a very sore molar. They saw me within 24 hrs and fixed the issue on the same day and stayed late to get it done. No lectures about needing regular visits or aggressive upselling. I will go back for a regular cleaning in a couple weeks.

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Donna Lockett

2021

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I appreciate the friendliness, professionalism and expertise of the staff, and the great service I receive at the Sharp Smile Center. I am also equally impressed with their state-of-the-art technology. I am very satisfied with the level of service they provide and highly recommend them for all your dental needs. A Happy Patient, Donna~

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Frequently Asked Questions

What are veneers made of?

Our practice uses high-quality dental porcelain and IPS e.max® instead of resin. We find these materials to be more durable and give our patients natural-looking, brighter smiles.

Do veneers hurt?

Having a dental veneer placed is virtually painless. Most patients have little to no discomfort, but we offer sedation options for patients anxious about dental treatment. Though veneer placement requires a very small amount of enamel to be removed from the tooth, there is no downtime or recovery time with this cosmetic treatment option. If at any point you experience discomfort, please let your dentist know so we can address any issues immediately.

How many veneers can I get?

The number of veneers you receive will depend on your treatment goals: a single veneer can be used to hide a cracked or chipped tooth, or veneers can be placed on several teeth for a more extensive transformation. Veneers are primarily used on the front teeth. At your initial exam, your dentist will examine your natural teeth to determine if they are healthy enough for dental veneers. Your dentist will discuss your cosmetic goals and all of your cosmetic treatment options to help you decide which teeth will benefit from veneers. For teeth that are not strong enough to support veneers or for back teeth, crowns can be a great dental solution. 

How long do porcelain veneers last?

On average, dental veneers last about 10 years. This can be much longer with proper maintenance. However, over time the veneer material may wear and become susceptible to breaks, and eventually require replacement. It is important to remember that dental veneers are a permanent cosmetic treatment. Once the tooth is altered and the enamel removed, you will always need a restoration such as a veneer or crown to protect the natural tooth structure. However, no-prep and minimal-prep veneer treatment can often be reversed. 

How much do porcelain veneers cost?

The cost of veneers varies by each patient, ranging between $800 and $1,600 per tooth. The number of veneers you need as well as if you need other treatments will factor into the cost. During your initial consultation, your dentist will discuss the best course of treatment with you, as well as the costs. 

Will my dental insurance cover dental veneers?

Veneers are considered a cosmetic procedure, and most dental insurances do not cover cosmetic treatments. However, our dental practice accepts CareCredit® and Lending Club to help finance your dental veneer treatment and give you the smile you've been dreaming of.

Dr. Michael Sharp

Sharp Smile Center

Dr. Michael Sharp believes in using his advanced dentistry skills and top-of-the-line dental technology to help people change their lives for the better—inside and out. Dr. Sharp belongs to a number of prestigious organizations, including:
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • International Congress of Oral Implantologists
  • American Dental Association
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
We invite you to request a consultation online or call us at (269) 344-4004 today.

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"Eight implants and many crowns later, I have a smile to be proud of. With the aid of sedation, we got a lot done in a short time. THANK YOU Dr. Sharp and staff for getting me through my dental problems." Gene

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