What Are Veneers?
Battle Ground, WA
One of the fastest and sure methods of restoring your lost smile without undergoing extensive dental treatment is the use of dental veneers. According to recent research statistics, up to 51% of patients want to improve their appearance and smile with dental veneers instead of other dental treatment methods. At Excel Dental we have a team of dentists that are well-versed in the dental veneers installation process, maintenance, and care. Our dentists always put our patients' priorities first, and we'll advise the patient on the best treatment option before embarking on any dental treatment procedure.
Dental veneers refer to thin colored shells attached to the tooth’s surface to help make them attractive. Veneers are made from resin-composite or porcelain materials. They are permanently bonded on the teeth. Veneers help in treating discolored, chipped, broken, and extremely small teeth.
On the first appointment, our dentist will take an x-ray to help them carry out extensive examinations and understand if you are the right candidate for dental veneers. Before they begin the procedure, they will use an intraoral scanner to show the patient what the results will look like. The dentist will then grind the enamel to create enough room for veneers. Local anesthesia will be administered to help prevent any pain.
The patient, with the advice of our dentist, will choose the color of the veneers. The shade and the impression will be sent to the laboratory to create customized dental veneers that will fit perfectly onto your teeth. Our dentist will consider giving you temporary veneers to help with the restoration as you wait for the permanent customized veneers. During the second appointment, our dentist will fit the permanent veneers and make adjustments to ensure they are perfectly placed.
What Problems Can Veneers Correct?
Misshapen teeth will make your teeth uneven and cause misaligned bites. A misaligned bite can cause aches in the jaw and chronic headaches. Dental veneers will help make your teeth evenly shaped, correcting any misalignment in a bite.
Tooth decay can become a serious issue leaving you with a few good options. Although you can get a crown or a root canal, the issue can be much greater than that. Cleaning the decay and using dental veneers to cover the tooth will help prevent decay from spreading. Most acidic foods and drinks will wear away the hard enamel on the teeth. It will make your teeth sensitive to cold or hot drinks. The tooth enamel cannot be replaced when lost. Dental veneers will help cover the damaged enamel, eliminating some of the issues, such as dental sensitivity.
At Excel Dental we strive to offer the best dental services in the region. We understand the value of having a beautiful smile. For any questions or clarification about dental veneers, do not hesitate to contact us at (360) 369-3930. Our dedicated dentists will help you get the right treatment option based on your current situation and goals.