It doesn’t take much to ruin a beautiful smile. Minor chips, cracks, and gaps between teeth can all detract from an otherwise great-looking smile and can even compromise your oral health. To improve the look and health of your teeth, our dentists in Oak Harbor offer porcelain veneers.
What are Porcelain Dental Veneers?
Made from highly durable porcelain, dental veneers are thin shells bonded to the front of teeth, creating a uniform smile. As the shells are made to blend in seamlessly with the rest of your smile, many patients appreciate their natural, discreet appearance.
At Whidbey Dental Associates, we’ve recommended porcelain veneers for patients with a number of cosmetic concerns, including:
- Deep Intrinsic Stains
- Chipped or broken teeth
- Crooked or uneven teeth
- Teeth with craters or bulges
- Visible gaps between teeth
- Teeth that are worn down
As porcelain is highly stain-resistant and durable, your veneer is especially made for easy maintenance and can withstand daily wear and tear. To enjoy your veneer to its full potential, we recommend using a soft-bristled toothbrush and non-abrasive toothpaste. Patients should also avoid chewing ice or other hard foods.
Getting Veneers at Whidbey Dental Associates
Like any other cosmetic treatment, the process of getting porcelain veneers starts with an in-depth consultation with our Oak Harbor dentists. During this visit, we’ll work with you one-on-one to identify your smile goals and determine if veneers can help you reach your aesthetic objective. We’ll also conduct an examination of your smile to ensure your teeth are healthy enough for veneers.
Once you’ve selected veneers as your cosmetic treatment, we’ll take an impression of your teeth and send the model to a laboratory for manufacture. During this first appointment, we’ll also prepare your tooth by buffing the enamel and cover it with a temporary veneer. This helps ensure the veneer bonds correctly to the tooth and prevents it from appearing too bulky.
As soon as your veneer is ready, you’ll return to Whidbey Dental Associates for placement. During this quick procedure, we’ll use dental cement to permanently bond the veneer to the front of your tooth. After we’re satisfied with the way the veneer looks and fits with your smile, you’re free to return to your daily routine with a new, beautiful smile.
Transform Your Smile Today!
If you’re tired of living with a dull or chipped teeth, it’s time to explore your cosmetic dental options. At Whidbey Dental Associates, our team focuses on helping all patients achieve a smile they’re proud of. Call our Oak Harbor dentists today to schedule your cosmetic consultation and learn if porcelain veneers are the best treatment for your smile.