Wedgwood Family Dentistry
General Dentistry & Cosmetic Dentistry located in Seattle, WA
Cracked, deformed, or stained teeth can cause you to feel less than your best. The dental experts at Wedgwood Family Dentistry offer porcelain veneers as a way to make your smile look and function better. Custom veneers can help you feel and look your best. Turn to Wedgwood Family Dentistry for veneers in Seattle, Washington. Call or schedule a consultation online.
Vaneers Q & A
Why should I consider veneers?
Veneers help re-create the appearance of your natural teeth with a thin layer of porcelain. Before bonding the veneers to your existing teeth, your dentist at Wedgwood Family Dentistry goes tooth-by-tooth to fit each veneer. Veneers hide defects such as misshapen teeth, stains, cracks, or gaps. They also help strengthen weak teeth.
Although veneers can be made out of resin composite materials, porcelain is the most stain-resistant material. Porcelain also tends to look more like your natural enamel. A member of the qualified dental team presents your options and suggests the best type of veneers for you.
What is the procedure for getting veneers?
After a meeting to talk through your veneer options and the results you’d like to see, you come back for a second appointment. A cosmetic dental specialist then removes a tiny layer of enamel from the surface of your existing teeth to make sure the veneers bond and fit properly. Once your teeth are prepared, your dental practitioner makes an impression of your teeth so the dental lab can create your custom veneers.
When the veneers arrive from the lab, you return to the office and have them custom-fitted to each of your teeth. To prepare your teeth for the bonding process, the dental expert cleans and etches the surface of your teeth. Then, your dental expert uses a specialized cement and light source that bonds the cement securely to the porcelain. In no time your veneers are permanently in place, and you have a new and improved smile!
What are the advantages of dental veneers?
Veneers improve crooked, broken, or misshapen teeth while maintaining the natural appearance of your teeth. Also, they provide the following benefits:
- Resistance to stains
- Little gum irritation
- Ability to lighten darker teeth, so they appear whiter
- Look great with no invasive dental work
- Strengthen teeth
- More cost-effective than other dental solutions like crowns
If you want to learn more about the convenience of custom veneers to improve your smile, call Wedgwood Family Dentistry or schedule a consultation using the online booking tool.