What Are Porcelain Veneers
Minor cosmetic imperfections can mar an otherwise beautiful smile, resulting in a reluctance to flash your pearly whites in front of others. Indeed, studies suggest that teeth are among the first things people notice about you, and the impression left by a warm, inviting smile can positively impact every aspect of your life.
Porcelain veneers provide you with a versatile treatment to correct a variety of cosmetic imperfections which may prevent you from smiling with confidence.
The Porcelain Veneer Smile
Porcelain veneers are wafer-thin shells that can be placed over your existing teeth to provide a beautiful, flawless smile.
Thousands of Americans enjoy the enhanced appearance porcelain veneers can provide, and the durability of this treatment makes it an ideal choice for fixing many of your minor cosmetic imperfections.
Seattle cosmetic dentists Dr. Aaron Cooley and Dr. Brandon Cooley work with Westlund Dental Studios to provide porcelain veneers that can be matched precisely in shade, shape, and size to your adjacent teeth. Using only the highest quality dental porcelain, we are able to ensure durability as well as aesthetic perfection. Best of all, dental porcelain reflects light in the same manner as your natural tooth enamel, making it nearly impossible to tell you are wearing veneers at all.
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Cosmetic Issues Treated With Porcelain Veneers
Porcelain veneers can be used to fix a number of cosmetic issues, including:
• Cracked and chipped teeth
• Discolored teeth
• Unevenly spaced and gapped teeth
• Unevenly sized and shaped teeth
Porcelain veneers are strictly a cosmetic procedure and do not offer the additional structural stability of restorations such as dental crowns, but if you suffer from aesthetic issues alone, porcelain veneers are an amazingly simple and pain free way to improve your smile.
Your Porcelain Veneer Procedure
Porcelain veneers take two office visits to complete the procedure. On your first visit, dentists will prepare your teeth to accept the veneers by removing a tiny amount of tooth structure. Next, Dr. Aaron and Dr. Brandon will take an impression of your teeth to send to our dental labs for use in the creation of your porcelain veneers. During this visit, you will also be fitted with temporary veneers to wear until your permanent veneers are ready.
Once your porcelain veneers have been crafted in the lab, you will come back to our office to have them placed on your teeth. During this placement, we will take every step possible to ensure a secure fit that compliments and accentuates your beautiful smile.
Caring for your porcelain veneers is very easy and can be accomplished using the same basic oral hygiene practices used with your natural teeth. Twice daily brushing and flossing along with biannual visits for professional cleanings will help ensure your veneers last for years to come.
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If you live in or around Bellevue or Seattle, Washington and are interested in seeing if porcelain veneers are right for you, please contact the experienced cosmetic dentists at Cooley Smiles to schedule an initial consultation today.