Simpler Smile Makeovers with Veneers
The goal of any cosmetic dental treatment is to optimize your smile’s natural health and beauty. Sometimes, that may mean simply erasing teeth stains with professional teeth-whitening, or correcting a chip in your tooth’s surface with lifelike tooth bonding. However, for many patients, making over their smiles requires addressing several different types of issues, some of which can’t be corrected with teeth-whitening gel or composite resin alone. Porcelain veneers may be a more effective alternative thanks to their ability to address multiple different cosmetic concerns at once.
What Are Porcelain Veneers?
Porcelain veneers are thin shells of dental porcelain, or ceramic, that are fashioned after the precise measurements of one or more of your teeth. Each veneer is designed to be bonded to the front surface of a tooth, and is customized to match every cosmetic detail of its healthy, natural structure. Before placing a veneer, we’ll carefully prepare the tooth by sculpting a minimal amount of enamel from its front surface, making just enough room for the veneer to sit flush and blend in with the contour of your smile.
Their Many Different Advantages
- Lifelike appearance – Dental porcelain is one of the most lifelike dental materials available today. In addition to matching your tooth’s specific color and shade, the porcelain is also semi-translucent just like your healthy tooth enamel. This gives your veneers the ability to look and shine just like your natural teeth.
- Complete smile improvement – Because of their ability to completely transform a tooth’s visible appearance, veneers are able to correct a wide range of different cosmetic smile concerns. This makes them ideal for many patients who exhibit several different tooth blemishes and want to minimize their complete smile makeovers.
- Maximum tooth preservation – The ability to mimic your healthy, natural teeth is a significant advantage of porcelain veneers, and so is their ability to improve your smile without dramatic changes to your teeth. Veneers are super thin and preparing your teeth to receive them requires only minimal sculpting.
Take Advantage of Porcelain Veneers
With one or more porcelain veneers, we can create a complete smile makeover while minimizing the number of treatments you need to receive. When you’re ready to schedule a consultation, call our Ballard Neighborhood Dentist office in Seattle, WA, today at 206-789-2555. We also proudly serve the residents of Shoreline, Edmonds, Crown Hill, Loyal Heights, and all surrounding communities.