Veneers are wafer-thin pieces of porcelain placed on the surface of your teeth with the purpose of masking certain imperfections. You have the option to color-customize these veneers to match the shade you desire.
Our specialists at EZ Dental Clinic in Bellevue, Washington, use porcelain veneers, which are more durable than composite veneers and reflect light as natural teeth do.
If you’ve always dreamed of having a pearly white smile with perfect-looking teeth, read on to find out if you can benefit from porcelain veneers.
Our specialists can place porcelain veneers on top of teeth that are chipped or cracked. After taking an impression of your teeth, we customize the porcelain veneers to fit perfectly in your mouth so that they’re indistinguishable from the rest of your teeth.
Teeth whitening doesn’t remove all types of stains. For example, whitening can’t mask stains and discoloration due to high fluoride intake or enamel damage.
However, porcelain veneers can mask such stains. And they can also mask the darkening of teeth as a result of a root canal.
An added benefit of porcelain veneers is their resistance to stains. You can continue drinking your favorite beverages without worrying about developing dental stains, as long as you continue brushing and flossing regularly.
You can fix misshapen teeth or close gaps between your teeth by wearing braces. However, wearing braces is a time-consuming process. If you have a minor issue, veneers might be the better option.
If your teeth are too short for your liking, we can lengthen the look of your teeth with porcelain veneers. Once secured, the veneers look just like your natural teeth.
Our experts put veneers in place by shaving off a thin layer of enamel from your teeth to make room for the thin porcelain shells.
Porcelain veneers work best on your front teeth, but any tooth that gets a veneer should be healthy, free of cavities, and structurally sound.
When well maintained, veneers can last up to 20 years. You can significantly reduce the lifespan of your veneers by avoiding actions that can damage your teeth, including chewing on hard food, grinding your teeth, and playing contact sports without a mouthguard.
If you’ve always dreamed of having a Hollywood smile and want to see if you’re a good candidate for porcelain veneers, contact us by phone or online to schedule an appointment.