Discover Your Beautiful Smile at Aesthetic Dental Associates
If you’re hesitant to show off your smile due to gaps, discoloring, chips, or other imperfections, dental veneers may be a solution for you. Drs. Johnson and Hurliman have been providing cosmetic dental services to patients from Seattle, WA, and the surrounding areas for more than 20 years. You can always turn to our cosmetic dentists to help you reach your ultimate smile goals!
What are Porcelain Veneers?
Porcelain veneers are thin, tooth-colored porcelain shells designed to give you a flawless smile. Dr. Johnson will ensure the color and shape of your dental veneers match your surrounding teeth. We’ll also customize your restoration to complement your appearance and help you achieve your smile goals.
The Benefits of Porcelain Veneers
Veneers not only enhance your appearance and improve your confidence, but provide a solution to minor cosmetic flaws. Veneers can correct a variety of dental problems, including teeth that are:
- Chipped or cracked
- Discolored or stained
- Unevenly spaced
The Porcelain Veneers Process
The porcelain veneer process is simple, painless, and can take as few as two appointments. At your first appointment, one of our cosmetic dentists in Seattle, WA will examine your oral health and discuss your smile goals. This will also be the perfect time for you to ask any questions you may have.
At your second appointment, your custom veneers will be applied to your teeth. Our dentist will then administer a local anesthetic before removing a portion of your enamel to make room for the veneers. If you have dental anxiety, we also offer dental sedation so you can feel relaxed and comfortable throughout the treatment. We’ll then take impressions of your mouth to use in creating your restoration. After making any necessary adjustments, you’ll be free to showcase your new smile.
After-Care for Porcelain Veneers
After-care for your new veneers is very simple. For best results:
- Avoid any food or beverages that are known to stain such as coffee, tea, berries, and dark sodas
- Refrain from biting into hard food or objects
- Wear a mouthguard if you partake in sports
- Address any issues with teeth grinding (bruxism)
- Brush your teeth twice a day, floss daily, and rinse between meals
You’ll also want to schedule biannual appointments at our Seattle dental office. During these visits, our dentist will examine your oral health and the integrity of your veneers to ensure they’re in excellent condition or we’ll notify you if it’s time for a new set.
Don’t Let Cosmetic Imperfections Stop You From Smiling
At Aesthetic Dental Associates, we can craft the smile of your dreams with porcelain veneers. Contact our office to learn more about this transformational treatment by calling (206) 682-3888. The journey to a perfect smile is complete with porcelain veneers. We proudly provide cosmetic dental services to patients in the Seattle, Bellvue, Shoreline, and Mercer Island areas.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long do veneers last?
With proper care and biannual visits to our Seattle office, porcelain veneers can look great after 20 years. To maximize your results, we recommend avoiding foods that can stain, chip, or discolor the veneers. You’ll also want to brush your teeth twice a day, floss daily, and rinse between meals.
Regular visits to Aesthetic Dental Associates, in addition to an excellent oral hygiene routine, will ensure your veneers, gums, and natural teeth are in the best of health and improve the longevity of your stunning smile.
Is the veneers procedure painful?
No, the veneers process isn’t painful. Our dentist will administer a local anesthetic to the areas where your veneers will be placed. We also offer dental sedation for patients who prefer additional comfort.
The procedure isn’t very invasive, so you should only experience mild discomfort following the appointment which can be treated with over-the-counter pain relievers such as ibuprofen or Advil and a cold compress.
Does dental insurance cover veneers?
Unfortunately, dental insurance doesn’t cover the cost of veneers. Dental insurance typically doesn’t cover cosmetic procedures, such as teeth whitening treatments or veneers. Veneers aren’t considered medically necessary because their purpose is mostly aesthetic. However, you may be able to get partial coverage depending on the terms of your plan.
We recommend contacting your provider prior to your appointment for specific details of your coverage. If there are any questions we can answer, don’t hesitate to contact our office by calling (206) 682-3888 and a knowledgeable team member will be happy to assist you.
What if my veneer falls off or is damaged?
If your veneer falls off, call our Seattle office immediately to let us know. We’ll schedule you an appointment at your earliest convenience to make your smile beautiful again by fixing your veneer or recommending a new one.
In the meantime, put your veneer in a small container to keep it safe so you can bring it to your appointment for re-application. Our dentist will either re-attach the veneer or suggest a new set if you’ve had your current veneers for a long time.
Who is not a good candidate for porcelain veneers?
Patients with progressed tooth decay are typically not good candidates for dental veneers. However, we might be able to remove the decay to get your smile ready for the treatment. Porcelain veneers are thin shells that are placed onto the front surface of your teeth. If the tooth is too damaged, the veneers won’t have a sturdy surface to bond with.
To know for sure if you’re eligible for the procedure, schedule a consultation with one of our Seattle dentists by calling (206) 682-3888.
During the consultation, our dentists will evaluate your oral health, discuss your smile goals, and provide you with a customized treatment plan based on your needs. If veneers aren’t right for you, they will offer alternative methods to achieve your goals.
Perfect Your Imperfections With Porcelain Veneers
We can craft the smile of your dreams with porcelain veneers. Contact our office to learn more about this transformational treatment by calling (206) 682-3888. The journey to a perfect smile is complete with porcelain veneers.