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Fresh Smiles Family Dentistry

Dentists located in South King County, Des Moines, WA

Veneers Specialist

When you want to improve the appearance and feel of discolored, slightly misaligned, or chipped teeth, consider veneers. Veneers are paper-thin, customized restorative material bonded to the tooth’s surface. They protect damaged teeth and improve their look. If you’re a resident of Des Moines, Kent and Federal Way, Washington, and interested in this smile-changing procedure, make an appointment to see Dr. Andy Cheng and Dr. Tameem Anwar at Fresh Smiles Family Dentistry.

Veneers Q & A

Fresh Smiles Family Dentistry

What are veneers?

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.  

What are the benefits of veneers?

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.

Who should consider veneers?

Veneers improve your smile, especially if you have:

  • Discolored teeth
  • Teeth that are worn down
  • Misaligned, uneven, or oddly shaped teeth
  • Chipped or broken teeth
  • Gapped teeth

What is the process to get veneers?

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.

Do veneers require special care?

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.

Assurant Health
Delta Dental
Dental Benefit Providers
Lincoln Financial Group
MetLife Dental
Premera Blue Cross
Principal Dental
Regence BCBS
The Standard

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    "Dr. Anwar was so good and comforting. He took away my toothache and dental-phobia. I'm definitely gonna get my implants done here too."

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    "I had a great experience. The dentists are very knowledgeable and were able to address all my concerns."

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Fresh Smiles Family Dentistry
27041 Pacific Highway South
South King County

Des Moines, WA 98198
Phone: 206-212-4925
Fax: 206-651-7483
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