Porcelain Veneers

Offering cosmetic dental veneer at Yeates Family Dental

Dental veneers are a popular cosmetic solution to cracked or chipped teeth. They are semi-permanent and can last for many years if you take care of them correctly. Made from highly durable and strong porcelain, you’ll be amazed at how much they look and feel like real teeth. Dental veneers are adhered to your existing teeth using a special compound that will remain in place for years to come. What’s great about dental veneers is that they improve the look of your teeth, but they also help to restore function. It’s important to have a full set of teeth to avoid issues down the road related to bite, chewing action, and even joint damage. Cosmetic veneers were once thought to be reserved for the rich and famous, but as more people become aware of the benefits of veneers, they have grown in popularity over the last decade.

Who Should Get Veneers?

People who have cracked or chipped teeth are the most likely candidates to seek veneers as a way to improve the look and feel of their teeth. People who have small teeth, or who have misshapen teeth are also likely candidates for veneers. Veneers are also a great solution for people who have gaps between their teeth and want to extend their existing teeth to close that gap for good. There are numerous ways that veneers can help improve the look of your smile beyond hiding a chip or damage to your teeth. During your consultation, we’ll provide you with all of the options available to you and customize a treatment plan just for you.

What is the Process Associated with Having Veneers Placed on Your Teeth?

There are five basic steps associated with having veneers prepared and placed on your teeth:

Step one: consultation to discuss veneers as an option for your cracked or damaged teeth.

Step two: prepare the teeth to receive the veneers by sanding them so that they can better fit your new veneers; take molds of your existing teeth and prepare a treatment plan for your veneers to be placed.

Step three: wait for your veneer to be made in our dental office; we’ll provide you with a temporary veneer, so you don’t have to walk around with part of your tooth missing.

Step four: return to our office so we can clean and prepare your existing tooth and place the veneer on your tooth.

Step five: buff and clean the new veneer and remove any excess dental adhesion.

The time that passes between steps one and five is not very long. You can have a new veneer installed on your existing tooth in a couple of weeks. We’ll walk you through the entire process and provide you with timelines during your consultation.

How Do You Take Care of Your New Veneer?

While dental veneers are considered a permanent solution for cracked or chipped teeth, the truth is that they are susceptible to damage, just like your real teeth. That’s why it is so important to take good care of your veneer, and your real teeth, on a regular basis. It’s important to brush and floss your teeth as per normal, and report any issues you might have with your veneer to us as soon as possible so we can save the veneer if you experience problems with it. We will show you how to care for your veneer after it is placed in your mouth. A properly cared for dental veneer could last up to 20 years. Regular dental check-ups, cleanings, and examinations are vital to the success of your cosmetic treatments, as well as your oral health overall.

How Many Veneers Can You Get?

The great thing about dental veneers is that there is no virtually no limit on how many you can have placed over your existing teeth. As long as your existing teeth are healthy enough to support the veneer in its place, you can have all of your teeth covered with veneers if that is your desire. We’ll discuss your options for dental veneers during a consultation, and we’ll provide you with all of the information you need to decide if veneers are the right choice for you.

Contact Us to Learn More

If you want to learn more about how veneers can help improve the look and function of your teeth and smile, contact our Skagit County dental office today. We’ll meet with you to discuss your eligibility for veneers and start you on a treatment plan toward achieving the smile you deserve. There’s never been a better time to get dental veneers; they are an easy way to restore your smile and improve your quality of life.