The Benefits of Dental Veneers
Do you find yourself wishing for a perfect, bright smile? Dental veneers can give you the smile you’re dreaming of. Many celebrities entrust their perfect smiles to veneers.
Dental veneers are thin shells made of porcelain that are placed on your teeth using special dental adhesive. They look like natural teeth, so it won’t be obvious that you have veneers. The strength of your actual teeth remains intact, too.
Veneers can enhance the overall shape and shade of your teeth — ultimately giving you the radiant smile you have dreamed of wearing.
The Veneers Process
Dr. Bloomquist will first consult with you to ensure that veneers are the right choice for you. She’ll then help you determine which shade you’d like your new smile to be. After you’ve decided, she’ll clean your teeth and take off a small portion of your enamel to make room for the veneers.
An impression will be made of your teeth in order to create the veneers for your new smile. In the meantime, you’ll receive temporary veneers to protect your teeth. We design your smile in wax first, which is an ideal way to see what your result may look like before we start creating them.
At your next appointment, Dr. Bloomquist will place your permanent veneers. She’ll place them using a bonding material activated by light so the material hardens quickly. Once she’s done, your beautiful new smile will be ready to show off.
Are You a Candidate?
People choose veneers to enhance their smile for a variety of reasons. Some of these include:
- To cover broken or chipped teeth
- To even the appearance of teeth
- For stains resistant to whitening agent
- To replace worn or rotated teeth
- To make small teeth appear larger
- Cover teeth with spacing
- Cover teeth that have been fractured
If you’re interested in improving the appearance of your smile with veneers, you’re a candidate.
Frequently Asked Questions
Veneers often last between 10 to 15 years if you care for them properly.
The procedure usually takes two appointments to complete.
Dental insurance often doesn’t cover veneers because it’s a cosmetic procedure.
Caring for your veneers is the same as caring for your natural teeth–brush, floss, and visit the dentist for cleanings and exams regularly. The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry recommends using a nonabrasive toothpaste with fluoride.
If your teeth are slightly crooked, veneers may be able to help make your teeth appear straighter.
Your Beautiful New Smile
You don’t have to live with a smile that doesn’t make you happy. Dr. Bloomquist can give your teeth a makeover with veneers that will restore your self-confidence. We’ve helped patients in Gig Harbor, Tacoma, and throughout the South Sound area smile with confidence.