Your confidence and how others view you are often connected to the appearance of your teeth. If you do not love your smile, porcelain veneers in Eugene can help. Dental veneers are one of the most popular cosmetic procedures because they are noninvasive and can produce drastic, lasting results. By attaching veneers to the front surface of the teeth, cosmetic flaws are instantly hidden to give you a shapelier, more beautiful smile. If you are ready to restore your confidence, find out if porcelain veneers from our Eugene, OR cosmetic dentist are right for you.
Veneers are quite versatile, allowing them to be used to correct several cosmetic flaws. In most cases, as long as you have healthy teeth and gums, you can benefit from the procedure. Veneers are often used to hide tough tooth discoloration that does not respond to whitening treatment. In addition, they can improve the overall appearance of your teeth by hiding chips, cracks, and abnormally shaped teeth.
The proportion of your smile will improve as the veneers are a consistent size. This is the perfect option for those who have smaller than average teeth. In some cases, they can even be used as an alternative for orthodontic treatments. If you have minor alignment issues, veneers can be used to make the teeth appear straighter.
Over the years, several advancements have been made to create thinner veneers. As a result, the procedure is now minimally invasive because less of the tooth’s structure is removed. After determining you are a candidate for veneers, a comprehensive treatment plan is created. It takes about two appointments to transform your smile.
During the first appointment, your teeth are cleaned and prepared. Preparation of the teeth involves removing a small amount of enamel through an etching process. This is necessary to ensure the veneers sit flush on the teeth while creating a secure bond. Then, impressions of the teeth are taken, which are sent to the dental lab to create your new veneers. While you wait for your veneers, we will attach temporary veneers.
After a couple of weeks, your final veneers will be ready. The temporary veneers are removed and the permanent ones are bonded to the teeth. Caring for your new smile is easy. Simply brush and floss properly using nonabrasive products. Avoid any behaviors that can cause the veneers to become damaged, such as using the teeth as tools or chewing on ice. With the right care, your new smile will last an average of 10-15 years.
If you are tired of living with a less than attractive smile, it is time to schedule your consultation with Dr. Sutter. He will help you achieve a beautiful smile with results that last.