Veneers – Bothell, WA
Significant Improvements in Just One Treatment!
Veneers change the size, shape, and color of cosmetically flawed teeth. Rather than having to undergo multiple, lengthy cosmetic procedures, they provide patients with significant improvements in just one treatment. Plus, they may eliminate the need for braces, too. Fortunately, Dr. Henry Hsue uses his extensive experience and training to help our patients in Bothell achieve dramatic smile transformations with traditional and no-prep porcelain veneers. If you’d like to learn more about this smile-enhancing solution, give our team a call or read on!
Why Choose Annigan Dental For Veneers?
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What Are Dental Veneers?
Veneers are wafer-thin coverings made of dental porcelain. The material looks, acts, and feels just like your natural tooth enamel. The only difference? Porcelain is highly stain-resistant, so your veneers stay the same beautiful shade of white from day one. Perhaps even better, this cosmetic dental treatment can correct a number of smile imperfections, including:
The Process of Getting Veneers
Traditional veneers are placed over the course of two to three visits to our Bothell dentist. The conventional method requires the reduction of the tooth (or teeth) to make room for the veneer. Preparation of the tooth and the placement of the final veneer are performed with a local anesthetic for your complete comfort.
In some cases, Dr. Hsue can place prep-less veneers in a single visit. This no-prep veneer option leaves the natural tooth structure intact, so your veneers can be removed at a later date if you so desire. Prep-less veneers are also placed outside of the gum line, so your periodontal health is unaffected.
Whichever option is right for you, Dr. Hsue will put together a treatment plan that suits your smile goals and desires. It can help to bring in photos of smiles you admire to achieve the look you want – that way, we can create a gorgeous smile that you’ll love.
The Benefits of Veneers
Veneers continue to be a popular cosmetic dental treatment because of the numerous benefits they offer, including:
Understanding the Cost of Veneers
Ever find yourself hiding your smile from others? If you have several dental imperfections, you may feel like your grin is less-than-stellar and not want to show it off very much. Well, veneers are a great way to turn your pearly whites into a set you can flash with confidence! Many people think they’re expensive, but they’re actually far more affordable than you may realize. At Annigan Dental , we’ll create a personalized plan to help you achieve your dream look without breaking the bank.
Cost vs. Cosmetic Dentistry: What’s Right for Me?
There are many ways to revamp your grin! Aside from veneers, you should explore other cosmetic procedures to get a better idea of the different costs, timelines, and life expectancies. Our team will help you weigh the pros and cons of additional solutions, such as:
- Teeth Whitening – If you have noticeable staining and discoloration, we can improve it by up to 8 shades using a cost-effective professional whitening system. Of course, you must keep in mind that this option cannot improve the position or shape of your teeth.
- Invisalign – The clear aligners can discreetly and comfortably fix many bite and alignment issues. In just 12 to 24 months, you can enjoy a straightened smile! Some dental insurance plans may offer to cover a portion of the cost.
- Veneers – While this option is more costly than the ones mentioned above, it’s the only minimally invasive solution that can transform several different aspects of your smile at once. It doesn’t matter if you have staining, chips, cracks, gaps, or misalignment – veneers can fix it all! With proper maintenance, you can expect your results to last years to come.
How to Make Veneers Affordable
Since veneers are purely for aesthetic reasons, they’re not typically covered by dental insurance. That means you’ll need to find an alternative way to cover your treatment. At Annigan Dental, we can help you stay within your budget with the following payment options:
- Third-Party Financing – We partner with established companies like CareCredit and Lending Club to offer patients affordable monthly payment plans with little-to-no interest. You can split up the total cost into smaller installments to reduce the financial strain on your wallet!
- Special Offers – Currently, you can take advantage of our FREE Invisalign consultation . To stay up to date on the latest deals, be sure to check our website regularly.
Porcelain Veneer FAQs – Bothell, WA
At Annigan Dental, our goal is to help our patients love their smile, no matter what type of cosmetic flaws they start out with. One of our most popular procedures is porcelain veneers because they provide beautiful, dramatic results, usually in just 2 visits. If you’ve been thinking about transforming your smile with porcelain veneers in Bothell, keep reading for answers to several common FAQs. And don’t hesitate to contact us if there’s anything else you'd like to know!
Can I Still Brush and Floss Around My Porcelain Veneers?
Yes! In fact, keeping your veneers clean is the best way to protect the enamel underneath from getting a cavity. It’s also important to keep the gum tissue around your veneers clean and healthy as well. We recommend being thorough but gentle and using a non-abrasive toothpaste to avoid scratching your porcelain. (Avoid whitening formulas because they often contain “grit” to remove surface stains. Gel formulas are usually a good bet.)
How Long Do Porcelain Veneers Last?
With proper maintenance, your veneers can last 10-15 years or more. However, while porcelain is strong, durable, and stain-resistant, it can still be damaged from injuries or accidents, clenching and grinding, cavities (on the exposed enamel behind a veneer), and chewing on ice, hard candies, etc.
By maintaining good oral hygiene, seeing us for regular checkups, wearing a nightguard if necessary, and avoiding bad habits like chewing on ice, you’ll help your veneers last longer.
Are There Any Foods I Should Avoid After Getting Porcelain Veneers?
You don’t necessarily have to avoid any foods, but you do need to be mindful when eating anything hard or crunchy. Get into the habit of cutting foods such as apples or carrots into smaller pieces. This way, you don’t have to bite into them with your front teeth and can simply chew with your back teeth instead.
How Many Porcelain Veneers Will I Need?
Porcelain veneers are completely customized to meet each person’s needs, so the right number can vary quite a bit. That said, we often recommend an even number of veneers (anywhere from 2 to 12) for the best results.
In particular, this always applies if you want a veneer on one of your upper front teeth. These teeth are right next to each other, so even slight differences in how they look are very noticeable. By getting 2 veneers at the same time, we can easily make them completely identical. But if you’re only treating a single lateral incisor (which is between your front tooth and canine), you can usually still get a great result from just one veneer
Will My Veneers Look Fake or Unnatural?
No. As an experienced cosmetic dentist, Dr. Hsue does a wonderful job of designing your veneers to blend in perfectly with the rest of your smile. And since he’ll match the color to the existing shade of your other teeth, some people like to whiten beforehand. Ultimately, you can expect your new smile to look quite different but still very natural.
Let’s Talk About Your Smile Transformation!
Are you ready to dramatically improve the appearance of your imperfect front teeth? Let’s explore what we can do with porcelain veneers. Contact Annigan Dental to schedule your appointment with Dr. Hsue today!