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If you are unhappy with the appearance of your teeth, you might have considered veneers as a possible solution. But what exactly are veneers, and how do they work? In this blog post, your Spokane Dental team will explain what veneers are, the benefits of getting veneers, and what the process of getting veneers entails.

What are veneers?

Veneers are thin shells of porcelain or composite resin that are custom-made to fit over the front of your teeth. They are designed to improve the appearance of your teeth by changing their shape, size, or color. Veneers are a popular cosmetic dental treatment because they can dramatically improve the appearance of your teeth with minimal invasiveness.

What are the benefits of getting veneers?

There are many benefits to getting veneers, including:

  1. Improved appearance: Veneers can correct a wide range of cosmetic issues, including chipped, cracked, stained, or misshapen teeth. They can also be used to close gaps between teeth.
  2. Minimal invasiveness: Unlike other cosmetic dental treatments, such as dental crowns, veneers do not require significant removal of your natural tooth structure. Instead, they are bonded directly to the front of your teeth, making them a minimally invasive option.
  3. Durability: Veneers are made of strong materials that are resistant to staining and chipping. With proper care, veneers can last for many years.
  4. Versatility: Veneers can be used to treat a wide range of cosmetic issues, making them a versatile treatment option.
  5. Natural-looking results: Because veneers are custom-made to match the shape and color of your natural teeth, they can provide natural-looking results.

What is the process of getting veneers?

Getting veneers typically involves several steps:

  1. Consultation: The first step is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Smith to discuss cosmetic goals and determine whether veneers are the right treatment option.
  2. Preparation: The teeth are prepared by removing a thin layer of enamel. This will ensure that the veneers fit properly and look natural.
  3. Impressions: Next, the dentist will take impressions of your teeth, which will be used to create the custom veneers.
  4. Temporary veneers: While the permanent veneers are being made, the dentist may place temporary veneers to protect your teeth.
  5. Bonding: Once the permanent veneers are ready, the dentist will bond them to the teeth using a special adhesive. This will create a permanent bond between the veneers and teeth.
  6. Follow-up: The dentist will schedule a follow-up appointment to check the fit and function of the new veneers and make any necessary adjustments.

Veneers are a popular cosmetic dental treatment that can provide dramatic improvements to the appearance of your teeth. With their versatility, natural-looking results, and minimal invasiveness, veneers can be a great option for those looking to enhance their smile. At Spokane Dental, we have other cosmetic options to give you the smile you’d like, such as professional whitening, dental implants to fix missing teeth, and more. We not only care about the health of your mouth, but also in helping you achieve the smile you want. Give us a call today at (509)822-5614 to get the smile you love!

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