Porcelain Veneers

woman smiling after getting veneers by her portland dentist.

Sellwood-Moreland and Portland OR

If you are searching for a way to achieve that Hollywood smile, consider ceramic veneers.

Veneers are made of porcelain ceramic, and sometimes a composite resin material, and are permanently bonded directly to your front teeth. Their ultra-thin design means that the veneers will blend in, and look completely natural. Best of all, each veneer is custom-made, to provide a perfect fit. Veneers are usually only done to the part of the teeth that are visible when talking or smiling.

How can veneers help me?

The advantage of veneers versus crowns is that much less tooth material is removed, and the procedure is generally less uncomfortable. Veneers are recommended for teeth that have large fillings or little tooth structure. Veneers can correct a multitude of oral cosmetic issues at once. Specifically, if your front teeth need some sprucing up, veneers can hide many problems including:

  • Crooked teeth
  • Gaps between teeth
  • Misshapen teeth
  • Dingy teeth that do not respond well to whitening methods
  • Chipped teeth (minor)
  • And more!

What to expect during the procedure

A procedure for veneers is relatively simple. Some patients may not even need any anesthesia. The dentist will need to remove a slight amount of tooth structure to make room for the thin-shelled veneers. Impressions of your teeth and bite will be taken and sent to our trusted dental lab where your veneers are handcrafted.

While you wait for the veneers to be made, you will wear temporary veneers to keep your smile beautiful and to protect your teeth. Once you return to have your permanent veneers installed, you will leave the office with a new, beautiful smile. The total process will take about two to three weeks, but the results are worth the wait. You will have your dazzling smile in no time!

How do I care for my veneers?

Caring for your veneers is as easy, just brush and floss them as you would your natural teeth. Veneers can last for years, as long as you take care of them by practicing good oral hygiene. It is also important that you continue visiting the dentist for routine checkups and exams. During these visits, we can assess your veneers, as well as your other teeth, and make sure everything is safe and sound.

If you are ready to get started, contact Whole Health Dentistry today at (503) 462-1538 and schedule an appointment.

Whole Health Dentistry welcomes patients of Sellwood-Moreland and Portland, Oregon.