A veneer is a thin layer of restorative material placed over a tooth surface, either to improve the aesthetics of a tooth or to protect a damaged tooth surface. There are two types of material used to make a veneer: composite and dental porcelain.
A composite veneer can be placed directly (built-up in the mouth), or made by a dental technician in a dental laboratory and later bonded to the tooth, using a resin cement. In contrast, a porcelain veneer can only be made in a dental lab.
Veneers are a quick and efficient way to improve minor misalignments and defects interfering with your smile. They result in brighter, straighter teeth without the invasiveness of braces or crowns.
Veneers improve your smile, especially if you have:
Once you and your dentist at Fresh Smiles Family Dentistry determine that veneers are the right treatment for your smile, you set up 2-3 appointments to have the treatment. If a laboratory is making your veneers, you’ll have three appointments: one to create an impression, a second to have them fitted, bonded, and sculpted, and a follow-up procedure a week or two later to address any fit or hygiene issues.
When either Dr. Cheng or Dr. Anwar applies your veneers, they thoroughly clean your teeth and remove a tiny amount of the existing enamel so that the veneer has room to adhere. The veneer is fit and contoured to match your other teeth and bonded into place. Most patients don’t require anesthesia for the procedure.
Brush and floss veneers just as you would your regular teeth. You might want to limit your intake foods and beverages known to stain teeth such as certain types of berries, coffee, and red wine.
Veneers don’t last forever, so you have to replace them to keep your smile fresh. Proper care makes them last as long as possible.
Welcome, New Patients!
Fresh Smiles Family Dentistry is happily accepting new patients in the South King County area. We treat patients from Des Moines, Federal Way, Kent, Auburn and SeaTac, WA. Schedule your veneers consultation with our office today!
Fresh Smiles Dental Des Moines makes every effort to provide you with the finest dental care and the most convenient financial options. To accomplish this goal, we work hand-in-hand with you to maximize your insurance reimbursement for covered procedures. If you have any problems or questions, please ask our staff. They are well informed and up-to-date. Our insurance coordinator will see to it that all claims are processed promptly and correctly to minimize your out of pocket expenses. We participate with most major insurance plan. For a complete list of plans that we participate with, please call our office. Please bring your insurance information with you to the consultation so that we can expedite reimbursement.
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