Discover Your Most Beautiful Smile
If you’re hesitant to show off your smile due to imperfections, dental veneers will conceal your flaws so you can flaunt a more confident look. Veneers are made of a natural-looking porcelain material that’s bonded to the fronts of teeth for a flawless finish.
You can pick the color and shape of your veneers and our dentists will offer some guidance. Then, we’ll customize your veneers to complement your appearance and achieve your smile goals.
The Benefits of a Flawless Smile With Porcelain Veneers
Veneers will not only enhance your appearance and improve your confidence, but they provide a durable solution to the flaws that you’ve been wanting to hide. Veneers can correct a variety of dental problems, including teeth that are:
- Chipped or cracked
- Worn enamel
The Path to Placing Veneers
The veneers treatment is simple, pain-free, and can typically be completed in two appointments. During your initial consultation, one of our dentists will examine your oral health and you’ll discuss your smile goals.
Prior to beginning, we’ll numb your teeth and gums so you won’t feel a thing. If you have dental anxiety, we also offer dental sedation so you can feel relaxed and comfortable throughout the treatment.
Within just 5 steps, we can completely transform your smile with porcelain veneers. Here’s how:
- Enamel will be contoured to make room for your new smile and provide a surface for the veneers to bond with
- A mold will be taken and sent to the lab so the veneers can fit perfectly
- Once your veneers arrive, we’ll make any adjustments and ensure the fit and color are just right
- We’ll place the veneers and remove any excess bonding gel
- You’ll leave our office with your new stunning smile
Caring for Your Porcelain Veneers
Once we’ve transformed your smile, you’ll want to follow a few guidelines to ensure the longevity of your new veneers. For the best results, you’ll want to:
- 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
- Don’t use your teeth as tools
- Wear a mouthguard
- Address any issues with teeth grinding
- Brush your teeth twice a day, floss daily, and rinse between meals
In addition to following these tips, you’ll want to schedule biannual appointments at our Seattle office. During these visits, we’ll 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.
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.