There are many ways to maintain your oral health: daily brushing, flossing, and regularly scheduled visits to the dentist are a few of them. Avoiding tobacco and other harmful agents will help keep teeth and gums healthy too. However, even though we have good oral health habits, our teeth don’t always remain as white and straight as we would like.
That’s where veneers can come in. Porcelain or ceramic veneers are a thin, aesthetic choice for patients who have generally strong and healthy teeth with just minor or moderate flaws. Veneers are a more conservative approach to improving your smile as little alteration to the teeth is necessary for their application.
Much like dentures or crowns, veneers are created in a dental laboratory after an impression of the teeth has been made. Veneers are bonded to the tooth surface and can be placed on both upper and lower teeth.
Are porcelain veneers right for me?
Dental veneers are a great, conservative solution for maintaining the integrity of the teeth and improving appearance. The teeth need little preparation for veneers, so they are much less invasive than dentures, crowns, or implants. Veneers are tooth-colored, look great, are easy to care for, and can last for years.
However, veneers are not a universal solution for patients looking to improve their smile. A patient may be interested in veneers, but may not have the tooth structure or condition to support veneer use. Teeth that are too damaged, spacing issues, other restorations, and bite patterns can be disqualifying for veneers.
If you are interested in veneers to improve the appearance of your mouth, please schedule an appointment to meet with us. We can talk about the viability of veneers for your teeth by reviewing your dental history and current dental health status. Creekside Dental is interested in your overall oral health. If veneers aren’t viable, we will offer other available procedures.
Are you a candidate for porcelain veneers? Contact us today and set up an appointment. After an initial consultation, we’ll let you know if porcelain/ceramic veneers are the right choice for you. We are very experienced with veneers and other cosmetic dental solutions.
For more information about veneers, dental hygiene, or any other dental issue, contact us today. We have been serving Vancouver, Salmon Creek, and Southwest Washington families for more than 25 years and look forward to hearing from you.