Veneers are thin shells that cover the front surface of your teeth. They are made of porcelain or composite. They can hide imperfections like gaps, stains, chips, cracks, and misshapen teeth. They are a popular treatment option because they look so natural.
The procedure for veneers usually takes two visits. The dentist will prepare your teeth during the first appointment and take a mold of your teeth that will be sent to the dental lab. Your veneers will be custom-made and then sent back to our dentist.
What Are the Advantages of Veneers?
Veneers offer multiple advantages over dental crowns. First, veneers are a less invasive treatment than crowns. When a tooth is prepared for a crown, it is reduced in size to accommodate the portion of the tooth that will sit above the gum line. Veneers require minimal preparation and may even be placed over existing teeth without altering their size or shape.
How to Care for Veneers?
Veneers require the same care as natural teeth. Brush and floss twice daily and see us for regular cleanings and checkups. Veneers may need to be replaced if they are damaged but can last a lifetime with proper care.
Are Veneers Right for Me?
Veneers can give you a smile you've always wanted. Factors that can affect your candidacy include:
The amount of enamel on your teeth: Veneers require enough enamel to bond securely to your teeth. If there is not enough enamel, your dentist may recommend bonding or crowns instead.
Your gum health: If you have gum disease, you may not be a good candidate for veneers. In this case, your dentist may recommend treating your gums first.
Why Are Porcelain Veneers So Popular?
Porcelain veneers are very thin shells of porcelain that are placed over the front part of the teeth. They're sometimes called permanent veneers, and they require the removal of a small amount of tooth enamel from the front of each tooth. The porcelain shells are custom-created in a laboratory according to each tooth's unique size, shape, and shade. They are very effective for masking cosmetic imperfections, including chips, cracks, and discoloration.
How Much Do Veneers Cost?
The cost of veneers depends on many factors, such as how many veneers you need, whether you want composite or porcelain veneers, and if you need any preparatory work before getting veneers.
At Wade K. Marler, D.D.S, we offer the best dental care possible to each of our patients in a positive and relaxing environment. If you're ready to experience the best dental care, please contact us at (253) 852-0480 or visit us at 17203 SE 270th Pl, Covington, WA 98042.