Veneers are a quick and painless way to eliminate the imperfections in your smile. This restoration option is excellent for patients that are looking for an easy route to a new smile. Veneers work to effectively eliminate dental issues such as chips, cracks, divets, and protuberances. They can also be used to enhance the brightness or shape of your smile, as well as treat stains that are resistant to whitening.
In order for you to make an informed decision about the cosmetic treatment that’s right for your smile, we want you to learn as much about veneers as possible. That way, you’ll feel confident about the choices you’ve made.
Veneers are thin pieces of porcelain that are attached to the front of your natural smile. Once applied, they instantly transform damaged teeth to their preferred size, shape, color, and strength. Our porcelain veneers are custom-designed to mesh perfectly with your smile.
The placing of porcelain veneers is a minimally intrusive procedure that is completed by Dr. Bloomquist right here in our office. That’s what makes them a fantastic option for anyone who needs to revitalize their smile without having to undergo a major procedure.
Veneers can generally be placed in just two office visits. The first step in the process is to decide the shade of your natural smile so that we can match it to our veneers. Next, Dr. Bloomquist will clean your teeth and remove a small portion of your enamel to give the veneer extra space.
After that, we’ll create your permanent restoration from an impression we take of your teeth. When your permanent veneers are complete, your teeth will be thoroughly cleaned and etched to increase the bonding strength. Once your teeth are prepared, Dr. Bloomquist will attach the veneers using a bonding material. In order to harden the material quickly, we use a special light to activate the adhesive.
The final step in the veneer process incorporates the removal of any leftover material from the placement. Once she has your veneers set correctly, Dr. Bloomquist will polish them, and you’ll be ready to show off your new smile.
When caring for your new porcelain veneers, it’s no different from your natural teeth—brushing and flossing every day. The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry recommends using a nonabrasive toothpaste with fluoride in it to protect your veneers.
If you’re curious about porcelain veneers or if you have questions about any of our cosmetic services, contact our office at 253-857-4114. Dr. Bloomquist and the rest of our delightful staff at SoundBridge Dental Arts & Sleep Therapy will work with you to ensure you get the smile results you’ve always dreamt of. Give us a call today, or fill out the submission form and we’ll get back to you promptly.