The truth is that most of our teeth acquire stains, chips, breaks, and cracks over our lifetime. In addition, some of us have always been dissatisfied with the shape of our teeth, or some permanent discoloration, or maybe even fillings that are showing their age.
Did you know that most of those flaws can be masked by dental veneers?
What are dental veneers?
Veneers are very thin, but strong, shells that are permanently bonded to the front surface of teeth. Usually made of porcelain, dental veneers provide a natural-looking, beautiful new surface. That’s because dental porcelain, like natural tooth enamel, is translucent and can be matched to the color of adjacent teeth.
Natural looking and highly resistant to permanent discoloration from coffee, tea, red wine, or tobacco, your smile will have a healthy, natural look!
How versatile are veneers?
As your dentist in Tigard, we can use veneers to help improve or eliminate the following:
- Color. Your teeth can become stained by food and drink, smoking, and even normal aging. Available in numerous natural tooth-color shades, you can choose from the most natural-looking enamel color to the brightest white of Hollywood stars. We will work with you to get you the desired shade you want.
- Size & Shape. Your teeth may not have the ideal shape or size. For example, some people consider rounder teeth more feminine and square teeth more masculine. We can shape and size the veneers to flatter your face and smile. We’ll help you determine what’s best for you.
- Alignment & Spacing. Close gaps and straighten teeth without braces! Small gaps between teeth can be covered and slight corrections in alignment can be made while improving tooth color and shape.
How is the veneer procedure performed?
Your veneers will be custom-made especially for you according to the specific color, shape, and size required. You can expect to make at least two visits to Total Health Dental – one for impressions and to take your unique tooth measurements, and one to prepare and affix the veneers once they have been created for you.
With proper maintenance and diligent home cleaning, your new veneers will stay bright for years. As with your natural teeth, avoid nail biting, opening bobby pins, and make sure to use a nightguard if you grind your teeth at night (we can fit you with one).
Ask us how dental veneers can make an extraordinary difference in your smile. Call (503) 433-8256 today to request your personal veneer consultation.