With the wonders of modern dental technology, there are a number of ways to improve the appearance of your smile. One very simple and much less expensive way is a technology that might not be as new as you think: Ever since circa 1928, people who want to change the appearance of their smile have been relying on dental veneers.
Porcelain dental veneers are thin shells made from tooth-colored materials that are custom-designed to fit over the front surface of a tooth. A veneer is a cosmetic dental treatment that’s used to improve the aesthetic appearance of a tooth that has been badly discolored or damaged through decay or injury.
The placing of dental veneers is generally an irreversible process, because it’s necessary to remove a small amount of enamel from the tooth in order to accommodate the shell, without making the tooth feel too bulky.
Please know that if you have dental veneers, your dentist may recommend that you avoid certain foods and beverages that could stain or discolor your veneers, such as red wine, coffee and tea, for example.
If you’d like to improve the appearance of your smile with porcelain dental veneers, please feel free to contact our office at 360.335.3998 to discuss how dental veneers might help your smile.