Porcelain Veneers
mentor ohio

Porcelain veneers are extremely thin pieces of porcelain that can cover the front surface of your existing teeth. These pieces are bonded over the natural tooth and can be an alternative to traditional crowns or composite bonding.

Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers are extremely thin pieces of porcelain that can cover the front surface of your existing teeth. These pieces are bonded over the natural tooth and can be an alternative to traditional crowns or composite bonding.


If you are wishing to improve aesthetic dental concerns regarding the shade, spacing, and even the size of your teeth, then you are an ideal candidate for porcelain veneers. Porcelain veneers can correct cosmetic issue ranging from broken or chipped teeth, discoloration, tooth spacing, and mild crowding.


The entire team at Dr. Crystal Dental radiates compassion and enthusiasm. Every member embraces your individual comfort and dental needs. We seek balance in our practice, our procedures, and your health. You will find your entire dental experience with us comforting from start to finish. We balance exceptional, personalized dental care with state-of-the-art equipment and technology. Call us today at 440-974-4449 to schedule your appointment for an evaluation regarding the benefits of porcelain veneers for you. You can conveniently find us at 7223 Center Street, Mentor, Ohio, 44060.


Dr. Crystal

Dr. Crystal is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University, School of Dental Medicine and went on to receive training at one of the most prestigious dental residencies in the nation, The Audie L. Murphy VA Hospital Advanced Education in General Dentistry in San Antonio, TX.


Inform & Educate

We empower you to make wise, well-informed decisions for your oral health through patient education and individual consultation. We do this through the modern technology we offer. Our digital x-rays are equipped with special cavity-detecting software, and we also utilize an intraoral camera to show you what we see in your mouth. We also make sure to stay up-to-date on your medical history, current medications and any other factors that might affect your dental health and treatment.


Insurance & Billing

We are an insurance-friendly office, so please call us about your plan. We will do our best to assist you in maximizing your benefits. At your first visit to our Mentor dental practice, we will ask you for your current insurance information. We may ask you to confirm this information at subsequent visits so we can stay up-to-date and fully informed to serve you. As a courtesy to you, we file all claim forms electronically, provide postage for special claims, and we track claims for you.

The Many Benefits of Porcelain Veneers

Veneers are commonly used to correct:


  • Teeth that are worn down.
  • Teeth that are chipped or broken.
  • Teeth that are discolored.
  • Stains from tetracycline or other drugs.
  • White spot lesions or Hypocalcifications.
  • Large dental fillings.
  • Teeth that are misaligned, uneven, or irregularly shaped.
  • Teeth with gaps between them.

The Porcelain Veneers Procedure

There are three steps of the porcelain veneers process: the consultation, the preparation, and the placement.


  • Consultation- To make sure that porcelain veneers are a good solution for you, you will start with a consultation appointment with Dr. Crystal Dental. Discussing your goals and health objectives at this appointment will help determine if porcelain veneers are appropriate. We will also review the veneer options and color shades available.
  • Preparation- At your preparation appointment, we will start by making some room for the veneers to be placed over your existing teeth. We will remove a very thin layer of the tooth enamel. This procedure is usually painless, but we can offer you the option for anesthesia if you are feeling uncomfortable. Next, Dr. Crystal Dental will take an impression of your teeth to use to create the new look you are hoping for with the veneers. We will also choose the appropriate shade of porcelain to match the current color of your teeth or your selected color if you are looking to correct any discoloration. Your veneers will next be created at the dental lab before they are ready for bonding.
  • Placement- The last appointment is rewarding. Your veneers will be ready for placement, and you will get to leave with a healthy and restored smile. First, we will make sure the veneers match the color and shape desired. We may need to trim slightly before the bonding begins if they appear to need slight modification. After the veneers meet our expectations, we need to prepare your teeth by performing a general cleaning, polishing, and then etching of the surfaces of the teeth. Etching means to roughen up the front surface by using an abrasive dental liquid for the veneers to adhere to the teeth. Finally, a bonding cement will be added before setting the veneers on the teeth. If the cement needs assistance in drying, a light will be used to quicken the curing, drying process. When the cement has cured, your treatment is finished. Make sure to speak with us about any follow-up appointments that are needed to ensure the veneers are comfortable.

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Different Versions of Veneers Available

There are different types of veneers available to achieve your perfect smile. You will want to review these options with Dr. Crystal Dental during your consultation appointment to make sure you choose the best option for your lifestyle:


  • Porcelain- The most popular version, porcelain is a durable and long-lasting option. Ceramic layers are comprised of dentin and enamel to resemble a natural look and an excellent fit. There will be some limited reduction in your natural tooth size with this method.
  • Minimal Prep- As the name indicates, minimal prep veneers can be placed with extraordinarily little preparation to the teeth before bonding. A small amount of the tooth must still be removed before the veneers are placed, allowing you the option of keeping more natural tooth structure in comparison to traditional porcelain veneers.
  • Prepless- This option requires no reduction to the natural teeth before placement. Prepless veneer shells are extremely thin porcelain pieces that lay over the existing teeth just like traditional porcelain veneers. If you are looking to correct several dental issues this may not be your best choice.
  • Composite- If you are looking for a more affordable veneer restoration, composite veneers can be your best option. There can be little to no preparation needed for the teeth before placing this restoration. Composite veneers can be just as effective in correcting dental concerns. They do not last as long, requiring replacement in five to ten years.

Comprehensive Dentistry

Comprehensive dentistry with Dr. Crystal Schneider, involves the diagnosis and treatment of conditions affecting the teeth, gums and jaw. She believes that preventive care is the most important aspect of comprehensive dentistry. Dr. Schneider aims to identify and treat problems while they’re still small, which can save you time, money and more extensive dental treatment.

Cosmetic Dentistry

An attractive smile can boost your confidence, help you make better first impressions on others, and improve your personal and professional life. We provide several cosmetic dental treatments that can subtly enhance your smile, and there are many other more dramatic treatments, often called “smile makeovers,” that can give you the smile of your dreams.

Specialized Dentistry

Missing teeth can take the joy out of the everyday things we love, from smiling and talking with confidence to eating our favorite foods. All of these things can become easier again with specialized dental care. Dr. Schneider offers advanced treatments that will not just restore your smile to its former health – they’ll make it look and feel even better than before!

Porcelain Veneers Aftercare

You may experience some tooth sensitivity after your veneers are placed when encountering hot and cold foods or drinks. This side effect tends to subside in a few weeks.


After achieving your new smile, you will want to make sure you are taking the time to maintain your veneers to ensure a longer result. If you grind your teeth, you should wear a mouth guard while sleeping. Veneers do not do well with clenching and twisting and can result in cracking or fracturing. You will also be encouraged to avoid hard foods such as dense nuts or ice that can also cause stress on your veneers.

Our Devotion to Family Dentistry is Unparalleled

Our attention to detail is second to none. Either when it comes to your personalized dental care or the array of amenities in the relaxing comfort of our office. The entire team at Dr. Crystal Dental goes the extra mile in providing communication and consultation, realizing that we collectively are committed to developing long lasting relationships with every patient. We find gratification in life changing healthy smiles. Call us now at 440-974-4449 to make an appointment to evaluate the benefits of porcelain veneers for you. Our office is located at 7223 Center Street, Mentor, Ohio, 44060.