Northgate Cosmetic Dentist Providing Porcelain Veneers
Next time you go to the movies, be sure to take a look at the actors’ smiles on the big screen. How come their smiles are the picture of perfection? The answer is really quite simple—they have porcelain veneers. These dental wonders can mask a multitude of smile flaws. Fortunately, they are not exclusive to the Hollywood crowd. With porcelain veneers, Seattle residents can have award-winning smiles, too. The cosmetic dentists at Oak Tree Dental Care have transformed many smiles in the area, and they’d be happy to do the same for you.
What are Porcelain Veneers?
Also called dental veneers or just veneers, these cosmetic treatments are ultra-thin coverings that our dentists cement to the front side of teeth in you smile zone. They are usually made of high-quality dental porcelain, although sometimes composite resin is used, as well. These materials are not only strong and durable, they are also translucent so your smile will shine and reflect light similarly to your natural teeth.
What Imperfections Can Porcelain Veneers Correct?
From major to minor, porcelain veneers can correct a variety of smile flaws. Porcelain veneers are commonly used to make a broken tooth look whole. In addition, they can conceal noticeable chips and cracks, as well as teeth that are misshaped, too small or that have wide gaps between them. And in some instances, porcelain veneers can make crooked teeth look straight—the reason cosmetic dentists often refer to them as instant orthodontics.
How Do I Get Porcelain Veneers?
Before beginning any cosmetic procedure, it is important to ensure that your oral health is good. One of our dentists will thoroughly examine your teeth and gums to make sure no restorative or gum disease treatment needs to be performed before beginning the process for porcelain veneers.
Your skilled cosmetic dentist will also want to speak to you about your vision for your smile. Of course, your smile needs to complement the unique measurements and features of your mouth and face. For this reason, we take a complete set of x-rays, photographs and impressions of your teeth as they are currently, so our cosmetic dentists can design porcelain veneers that are the right size, shape and color for you. Each porcelain veneer is designed and fabricated for a specific tooth, as well, to ensure that each one looks like a real tooth and not like a white block of porcelain.
Placing porcelain veneers requires two appointments. At the first, we prepare your teeth and place a set of temporaries for you to wear while our dental lab fabricates the permanent set. When this is ready, you return to our Seattle dental office to have your customized porcelain veneers bonded to your teeth.
Contact the leading cosmetic dentists in Northgate & Green Lake today to make your appointment.