What to expect with dental veneers

shutterstock 581282791 Aesthetic issues near the front of the smile are the most noticeable. Chipped, cracked, stained, or gapped teeth can impact the way one looks and how confident they are when they socialize with others. Cosmetic dentistry allows patients the opportunity to address imperfections in the smile, and for those in the Sherwood, OR area with problems near the front, dental veneers might be a great direction to go! 

What are dental veneers? 

The dentists at New Smiles Dental in Sherwood, OR describe dental veneers are extremely thin porcelain facings that are bonded onto the front of a tooth to disguise an imperfect tooth or teeth. These thin facings are custom-fabricated for the patient based on the shape, size, and color of the rest of their smile. By matching the veneers, patients can relax knowing their restorations are natural-looking and blend in seamlessly. 

Who is a good candidate for a porcelain veneer? 

Any patient who is free from periodontal disease and tooth decay and wants to cover imperfections on the anterior teeth (front teeth) may be a good candidate for veneers. The best way to determine candidacy is by having patients book a consultation appointment and initial evaluation with our dentists. Patients can ask questions about veneers and other cosmetic treatments during this visit and find out what treatment might be best for their personal situation. 

What are alternatives to porcelain veneers? 

Because veneers are used in many different situations, there are several alternatives to consider. This includes: 

  • Composite resin bonding
  • Orthodontic (for misaligned or gapped teeth)
  • Dental crowns 

Determining whether these treatment are better for a patient’s situation versus porcelain veneers is considered during an assessment at New Smiles Dental. 

Ready to restore your smile with porcelain veneers? 

The dentists at New Smiles Dental of Sherwood, OR are here to help patients in choosing solutions most appropriate for their unique needs. If you are ready for smile enhancement with veneers and other cosmetic solutions, we welcome you to book a consultation visit with our team by calling (503) 925-9595. We are conveniently located at 17680 SW Handley, Suite #101 and accept new patients. 

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