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We all know that teeth look best when they are pearly white. A beautiful glowing smile will help you make a great first impression and give you more confidence.

At Marineland Dental Care, we pride ourselves on finding the perfect solution to brighten your smile. You can partner with us by calling our office at 509-591-0515 or use the online form to book a visit.   

Today I have some information about one of the most versatile cosmetic treatment available in our office: dental veneers. You might know a few things about veneers, but I’m guessing you might not know the different ways veneers can rebuild a smile. Veneers are essentially tiny pieces of lifelike ceramic that mirror the look and function of your enamel — the outer layer of the tooth.  Veneers cover up flaws. Here are a few things veneers can help with:

  • Gapped teeth
  • Crooked teeth
  • Recessed teeth
  • Chipped teeth
  • Broken teeth
  • Uneven teeth
  • Stained teeth
  • Stained teeth that do not respond to tooth whitening

Getting Dental Veneers

So, you see that the veneer can do a little of everything. To assume that a veneer is strictly cosmetic would be incorrect. It’s a cosmetic service that is also somewhat restorative in that it can repair damaged teeth. Getting a veneer or series of veneers is a simple two-step process.

We first prepare the tooth and then take an impression. We’ll wear a temporary veneer while your permanent veneer is being created. We offer both porcelain veneers and composite veneers. Porcelain veneers are incredibly lifelike and durable. We love using porcelain because it’s translucent much like the enamel of your tooth. Having porcelain veneers placed is permanent. Because we must prepare the tooth, this treatment is not reversible.

Composite veneers, however, often do not require the removal of enamel. The composite veneers are designed and then bonded to the tooth. With both sets of veneers, you’ll eat and drink whatever you want, and you’ll care for them just like you would any other tooth.

Veneers have a lifespan, but these restorations do not stain with age or exposure to things like coffee and tea — like your natural teeth.

Candidates for Dental Veneers

Dental veneers are a versatile, but they aren’t for everyone. First off, as you read above, the treatment is no reversible. To get veneers, you need to be free of dental decay, the tooth must be strong enough to support the restoration, and have a stable bite. Veneers also might work for people who need extensive orthodontic treatment or those who clench or grind their teeth.

Find Cosmetic Dentist Today

There are many factors that go into every dental treatment. We would love to sit down with and discuss your smile goals and concerns. Give us a call today at 509-591-0515 or use the online form to request a visit.

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