If your smile is suffering from a chipped or crooked tooth, gaps, or stains that didn’t come out with whitening, there is an option for you! Family Dental Care offers teeth veneers in Beaverton, Oregon.
Veneers are thin coverings that are placed over the front part of the tooth. They look like teeth and can be used to correct dental issues such as a chipped tooth, crooked teeth, gaps in the front teeth, or stains that whitening cannot bleach out. At Family Dental Care, our veneers are made of porcelain. You won’t be able to tell the difference between the veneer and a natural tooth!
Getting dental veneers usually requires three trips to the dentist, according to WebMD.com. The first visit is for your initial consultation. Your needs and treatment options will be discussed. Our team will listen to your overall goals and design a treatment plan that's right for you.
During the consultation, your dentist will explain the procedure in detail. The remaining two visits are to make and apply the veneers. One or more teeth can be a part of this process at once.
In the second visit, your dentist will prepare your teeth by shaving down a thin layer of enamel. You and your dentist will decide if local anesthetic is necessary for this process. After the enamel is shaped, a model or impression will be made of your teeth and sent off to a dental laboratory.
The lab usually takes two to four weeks to construct your veneer. If your teeth are worn down, temporary veneers will be placed to maintain the look and quality of your smile.
Once your veneers arrive from the lab, your final appointment can be scheduled. Your dentist will put the veneer on and fit it several times to make sure the color and shape are perfect. Once the veneer is placed, your dentist will apply dental cement to bond it securely onto your tooth or teeth.
Your veneers don’t need any special care or maintenance. Continue to follow good oral hygiene practices, including brushing and flossing, as you would your natural teeth to keep your smile bright.
A crown is recommended for severe tooth damage. Bonding is used to repair minor damage. If you want to change the shape of your teeth, and most of the natural tooth structure is still intact, then a veneer is best for you. You and your dentist will discuss this during your first appointment, so know that you will receive the most appropriate treatment.
If you’ve suffered minor chips or gaps in your teeth, a veneer is a simple, efficient means of getting your smile back to 100%. Call Family Dental Care in Beaverton, Oregon, and ask about our teeth veneers today.