Improving the look and shape of your teeth is easy with porcelain veneers. At Alpine Dental in Monroe, Washington, dentists offer porcelain veneers as a restorative option for bringing back your beautiful smile. The durability and strength of veneers provide long-lasting results for great looking teeth. Book your consultation online now and learn more about how veneers can transform your smile.
Porcelain veneers are a popular restorative dental service that transforms your smile. Veneers consist of thin pieces of porcelain that mimic the natural look of your teeth and offer the same protection as your enamel. They can restore the shape, size, and color of your tooth for aesthetic purposes.
Veneers can also strengthen a fractured tooth. Unlike crowns, you get to keep much of your natural teeth as there’s only a minimal amount of preparation needed to apply the veneers.
Your dentist conducts a physical examination of your teeth and takes digital X-rays to ensure your teeth and gums are healthy enough for veneers. If you need to restore severely decayed teeth, you may need a crown or have the tooth extracted and replaced with a dental implant.
Porcelain veneers consist of several thin layers of material, which replace the natural tooth enamel. Your dentist takes an impression of your teeth to create veneers to match your smile. The dental lab then makes your veneers.
During a follow-up visit, your dentist may need to remove a small amount of the original tooth enamel so the veneer can adhere to the tooth. They apply a bonding agent to the tooth to keep the veneer in place. They then apply a light-sensitive resin between the tooth and the veneer. A special curing light hardens the resin, securing the bond between the tooth and the veneer.
Veneer placement is typically a pain-free process, but there may be some discomfort during the enamel removal.
Porcelain veneers resist stains from coffee and tobacco, so they remain bright, yet natural-looking. Veneers are an ideal solution for discolored teeth that teeth whitening techniques can’t improve.
Veneers transform the look of your smile quickly and effectively with long-lasting results. Your dentist may also recommend veneers to fix small gaps, overlaps, and twisted teeth.
To schedule a veneer consultation, book an appointment online with Alpine Dental.