Porcelain Veneers in Bothell, WA
Porcelain veneers change the size, shape, and color of cosmetically flawed teeth. Rather than having to undergo multiple, lengthy cosmetic procedures, veneers provide patients with significant improvements in just one treatment. Dental veneers may eliminate the need for braces, too. Dr. Henry Hsue reveals dramatic smile transformations with traditional and no-prep porcelain veneers in Bothell.
What Are Porcelain 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.
Porcelain veneers are affixed to the surface of the teeth that show when you smile. They correct a number of smile imperfections, including:
- Oddly shaped teeth (teeth that are pointy or too short)
- Slight gaps or minor misalignments
- Teeth that are too small
- Narrow smiles
- Chalky or poorly textured teeth
- Severely stained or discolored teeth that haven’t responded to teeth whitening
Dental veneers are reserved for making cosmetic improvements to teeth. For front teeth that have suffered problems with form as well as aesthetics, dental crowns may be the preferred solution. Dr. Hsue can explain your options and help you understand which is best for you.
Candidates for Porcelain Veneers
Porcelain veneers are a good option for most adult patients who wish to significantly improve the appearance of their smiles. Because you should be in good dental and oral health before undergoing any elective procedure, you will have an initial checkup and cleaning at Annigan Dental. Cavities and gum disease should be treated before cosmetic dentistry can begin. Patients who are older than 18 and who have healthy teeth and gums are typically fit for the porcelain veneer procedure.
Your Options in Porcelain Veneers
Traditional porcelain veneers are placed over the course of two to three visits to your dentist in Bothell. The conventional method requires the reduction of the affected tooth to make room for the porcelain 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 prepless 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. Prepless 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 -- we know not everyone desires a celebrity smile. In general, teeth look best when they match the whites of your eyes.
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!