Veneers in Redmond, WA
How can dental veneers improve the way you look?
Do you have teeth that are badly stained and haven’t been able to get them whiter even though numerous whitening procedures that failed? How about chipped teeth, or tooth you feel is too narrow, too short, or crooked.
Veneers are a popular treatment for all of the above situations.
Unlike a crown that covers the entire surface of your tooth. A dental veneer is a conservative dental treatment that only removes a fraction of natural tooth structure on the front part of the tooth.
What are Veneers?
Veneers are thin pieces of porcelain or a resin based composite that are placed over the front of your teeth, altering the color and shape of your teeth. Most of the time you will not need to get “numb” for the procedure as only a fraction of tooth structure is removed to make room for the dental veneer.
How many appointments will it take to get me dental veneers?
Dental veneers typically take three appointments. The first visit will be a diagnostic and treatment planning session. Drs. Bickel and Merchant will take impressions of your upper and lower arch and carefully evaluate your teeth and facial features to ensure you get the best possible results.
The second visit will be for the preparation of your teeth for the dental veneers. During the preparation a small amount of the front tooth structure is removed (approximately 0.5mm). After the preparation is complete, an impression is taken and temporary veneers are made and placed.
The final visit also known as the “bonding” visit, the dental veneers are first placed on the teeth using water and evaluated for the color and shape. Once everything is satisfactory, a special cement is used to cement the dental veneer onto the teeth to achieve a strong bond.
During the following weeks, you will need to come in for minor adjustments. It is important to treat the veneers as your natural teeth, meaning you need to brush and floss around them daily.
Is everyone a candidate for dental veneers?
Not everyone will be a candidate veneers. Dr. Bickel and Merchant will evaluate your situation to see if you are candidate for dental veneers. Factors Dr. Bickel and Merchant look for in an ideal candidate include:
- Teeth that are healthy a free of decay (cavities)
- No active periodontal disease
- No history of clenching or grinding your teeth as this will cause the veneers to chip and break
- No history of biting fingernails, pencils, ice, etc.
- Patients who are consitently coming for routine checkups every 6 months
If you are interested in Veneers in Redmond, contact Redmond Art of Dentistry today.