Smile Transformations with Porcelain Veneers in Shoreline, WA
In cosmetic dentistry, veneers are a powerful tool. By using a thin sheet of porcelain, veneer treatment is capable of making your teeth look whiter and straighter. Veneers change the overall shape of your teeth – from their size and shape, to their alignment and color. With porcelain veneers from Dr. Stanley’s Shoreline, WA cosmetic dental office, it’s possible to get a completely transformed smile.
Conservative Veneer Treatment
In order for veneers to have a restorative and aesthetic effect on teeth, natural teeth need to be prepared to accommodate the veneer. In this way, Dr. Stanley is able to recreate the appearance of your teeth in a way that will help you achieve the smile you have always wanted.
However, sometimes it’s not necessary to prepare and place veneers on every tooth in your smile line in order to achieve the desired effect. Our office focuses on conservative care – we help you save time and money on veneer treatment by only providing you with the veneers you need. With a combination of porcelain veneers, teeth whitening, and improving the shape of teeth by conservatively rounding corners and smoothing edges, we’re able to preserve more of your natural tooth structure and give you a picture-perfect smile.
Getting your Ideal Smile with Porcelain Veneers
To help your new smile look as natural as possible with porcelain veneers, we often recommend that our patients whiten their teeth first. Your new veneers will change the color of treated teeth, but they should also blend-in with existing teeth to be a seamless fit.
Our patients see real results with the use of our Colgate take-home whitening kits, which are an effective and cost-efficient way to improve the whiteness of your natural dental enamel. Dr. Stanley also offers in-office whitening boosts to help you see the results you want before your veneer treatment begins.
Veneer Preparation and Placement
When it’s time to place your veneers, Dr. Stanley will take the following steps:
• Preparation - Natural teeth need to be cleaned and polished, so that when added to your smile, the veneers look just like your real teeth.
• Impressions – Once your smile is prepared, we’ll take molds to ensure that the veneers are made to be a perfect fit and to match the appearance of your real dental enamel. You’ll wear temporary restorations while your veneers are custom-made at a local dental lab.
• Bonding – During your second appointment, the veneers will be securely bonded in place, and polished to mimic the properties of dental enamel.
In as little as two visits to our Shoreline, WA dentist, you’ll have a stunning new smile.
Learn more about our conservative and cost-conscious approach to veneer treatment by contacting our friendly dental team today! We give our patients options for care, so they can comfortably and effectively meet their goals.