If you’re interested in cosmetic dentistry in Redmond, you may be wondering whether veneers are an option for you. Dr. Bickel is an experienced cosmetic dentist, and he can help you get the smile that you’ve always wanted, using the latest tools and dental technology.

Veneers are a popular cosmetic treatment because they are minimally-invasive and cost-effective. If you’re looking into improving the appearance of your smile, here are a few questions to ask yourself when considering porcelain veneers:

1. Is There An Alternative Treatment That May Be Better For Me?

Veneers may not always be the best option for restoring your smile. In some cases, other cosmetic treatments like teeth whitening, dental bonding and contouring, and even Invisalign may be a better choice for your particular situation. During your consultation with Dr. Bickel, he will assess your smile, discuss your budget, and go over all of your options to help you make the right choice for your dental health.

2. Is My Mouth Healthy? Am I A Good Candidate For Veneers?

Before your veneers are placed, your Dr. Bickel will determine if you’re a good candidate for veneers. Usually, you’ll be a good candidate if you have:

  • Teeth that are free of cavities and decay
  • No active periodontal disease
  • No history of teeth grinding or clenching
  • No history of biting non-food objects (pens and pencils fingernails, etc.)
  • A consistent history of seeing the dentist every 6 months

3. Should I Choose Veneers Or Lumineers?

Lumineers are similar to veneers. However, they are extremely thin (about as thin as a contact lens). This means they can be applied without requiring any of your enamel to be removed, in most cases. If you are uncomfortable with the removal of a small layer of enamel to make room for traditional veneers, Lumineers may be a better cosmetic option for you.

Have Questions? Get Answers At Redmond Art Of Dentistry!

Dr. Bickel has been providing patients in Redmond with both traditional veneers and Lumineers for years. If you’re thinking about cosmetic dentistry and considering veneers, schedule an appointment with Dr. Bickel today to see how we can help transform your smile.

During your consultation, Dr. Bickel will answer any questions you may have about the process and ensure that you’re choosing the right cosmetic procedure for your particular needs. Contact us now at (425) 883-1331 to get started, or come visit us at 16455 NE 85th Street, Suite #101, Redmond, WA 98052.