Dental veneers are a popular cosmetic dentistry solution that can transform the appearance of your smile. Whether you are looking to fix gaps, chips, or discoloration, dental veneers can provide a quick and effective solution that can last several years. If you are considering improving your smile, our experienced dentists can help you understand the process and determine if it is the right solution.
What Are Veneers?
They are a dependable, affordable solution to imperfect smiles. Veneers are thin, tooth-colored porcelain shells covering your teeth’ front surfaces. Long-lasting and natural looking, they can protect your teeth from further damage and give you the beautiful smile you desire. If you live in Centralia, Wabash, Chehalis, Washington, or the surrounding area and would like to improve your smile, we would like to serve you!
What Are The Benefits of Dental Veneers?
Dental veneers offer several benefits, including:
- Improved appearance: They can enhance the appearance of your smile by correcting discoloration, chips, gaps, and other cosmetic issues.
- Strengthening of teeth: They can also help boost your natural teeth, especially if worn down or weakened.
- Long-lasting results: They can last for 7-15 years with proper care.
- Minimal tooth reduction: Unlike other cosmetic dental procedures, veneers typically only require minimal removal of the natural tooth structure.
- Customizable: They are made to match the shape, size, and color of your natural teeth, providing a completely customized solution.
- Non-invasive: They are a non-invasive solution for enhancing the appearance of your teeth and do not require extensive preparation or recovery time.
- Versatile: They can be used to treat various cosmetic dental issues, making them a versatile option for many patients.
What are dental veneers made of?
They are typically made of either porcelain or composite resin material. Porcelain veneers are more durable and stain resistant but are also more expensive and invasive to place. Composite veneers are less costly and can be placed in a single office visit. Still, they are also less durable and more susceptible to staining and chipping. The type of veneer used will depend on the patient’s specific needs and goals and the dentist’s recommendation.
How long does it take to get dental veneers from your Centralia dentist?
Getting dental veneers typically requires two to three office visits. During the first visit, the dentist will assess the patient’s dental health and determine if they are a suitable solution. If so, the dentist will prepare the teeth by removing minimal enamel and taking impressions to create a mold to fabricate at a dental lab.
During the second visit, your dentist will place them on the teeth and make any necessary adjustments. This visit may take up to two hours or more. The final stop is usually a follow-up appointment to check on the patient’s healing and make any final adjustments.
How long do dental veneers last?
They typically last between 10 and 15 years with proper care and maintenance. However, longevity can be influenced by factors such as oral hygiene, habits (such as teeth grinding), and the material used. Regular dental care visits to your Centralia dentist for check-ups and cleanings can help extend their life.
Are Veneers Right For You?
Veneers can help with any of the following issues:
- Worn down, chipped, or broken teeth
- Stained or discolored teeth
- Uneven or irregularly shaped teeth
- Gaps between teeth
Whether Drs. Ash & Roberts, your Centralia dentists are helping fill in a gap, lengthening a worn-down tooth, or covering cracks or chips; veneers can give you a fuller, more symmetrical smile that you can confidently show the world.
Your Centralia Dentist Can Help With Veneers
You greet the world with your smile, and if you have discolored, uneven, or cracked teeth, it may be challenging to do so confidently. The good news is that Ash & Roberts DDS has a solution for you. Using veneers, or Lumineers, we can help you change your teeth’ color, shape, length, alignment, and spacing.
Veneers may be the quickest, most straightforward way to enhance your smile. Often, in just two to three visits to our practice, you can have a brand new, gorgeous smile. Call your Centralia dentist today at (360) 736-8380, and together we’ll determine the best solution for you.