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Porcelain veneers are among the most sought after cosmetic dentistry services. Offered by Lake Oswego Smiles, these realistic laminates correct many kinds of dental flaws. Top dentist in Lake Oswego, OR, Dr. Colin Smith, can tell you more about veneers.
What are porcelain veneers?
Veneers are also called dental laminates. Imitating the color, shape and size of your teeth--minus the flaws--veneers are thin layers of superior-grade ceramic. Dr. Smith permanently bonds them to the front side of teeth which are:
- Deeply discolored and unresponsive to professional teeth whitening
- Chipped, pitted or cracked
- Dark due to metal fillings, tetracycline or root canal treatment
- Gapped, slightly crooked or crowded
- Irregular in shape and/or size
How do porcelain veneers work?
To create and apply veneers, Dr. Smith will examine your teeth and gums and discuss your ideas for a renewed smile. Oral impressions give the dental lab an accurate way to create each veneer individually, and the laminates possess a complementary color and sheen.
To ensure proper fit, Dr. Smith removes a small portion of enamel from each tooth. When your veneers are ready, he bonds them to your smile using a long-lasting and tooth-colored cement. Most people acclimate to their veneers quickly and really enjoy their sparkling appearance.
Other benefits of porcelain veneers
1. Your new smile takes just two visits with your dentist in his Lake Oswego, OR, office.
2. The porcelain is highly stain-resistant (reports EverydayHealth). Unlike tooth enamel, it is smooth and non-porous.
3. Veneers make your tooth structure more resilient to the forces exerted when you bite and chew.
4. Veneers often finish more complex smile makeovers.
5. Daily maintenance of your refinished teeth is as simple as brushing, flossing and avoiding dense, hard foods, such as almonds, taffy and candy apples.
6. Porcelain veneers last for many years.
What would you do for a beautiful smile?
Really, achieving this goal may be easier than you think. Why not contact Lake Oswego Smiles for an informative cosmetic dentistry consultation with Dr. Colin Smith? He loves giving his patients their dream smiles. Porcelain veneers could be your best choice. Call our Lake Oswego, OR, office today at (503) 635-3653.
Find out how dental veneers could quickly give you a new and improved appearance.
Are you feeling less than confidence about your appearance because your smile is lacking? Are you dealing with chips, discolorations, or gaps between teeth? If so, then you could be an ideal candidate for dental veneers. From the office of our Lake Oswego, OR, dentist Dr. Colin Smith, find out the many ways dental veneers can improve your smile.
What are dental veneers?
Veneers are very thin shells made from medical-grade porcelain that are bonded to the front surface of your teeth to hide common imperfections and to improve the overall shape, size, color, and alignment of your smile.
While veneers don’t have to be placed on all of your teeth, they are ideal for patients who are dealing with more widespread imperfections that bonding, tooth reshaping, or professional whitening won’t be able to address.
What are the benefits of dental veneers?
Here are just some of the advantages of getting dental veneers from your dentist in Lake Oswego, OR.
The porcelain used to create your veneers is designed to look just like real tooth enamel. They even reflect light in the exact same way; therefore, no one will even be able to tell that your beautiful smile isn’t actually yours.
Fix a Variety of Issues
Since veneers cover the entire front surface of your teeth they can hide a wide range of cosmetic imperfections including:
- Gaps between teeth
- Chips and cracks
- Misshapen or oddly shaped teeth
- Worn teeth
- Teeth that are too small
- Slightly crooked or misaligned teeth
Veneers have the ability to not only be able to give you a whiter and more even smile but they can even give you a straighter set of teeth without ever having to turn to braces.
Thanks to the medical-grade porcelain you know you are getting a durable restoration that can withstand everyday biting and chewing. Another wonderful benefit is that porcelain is stain-resistant. As long as you are careful with your veneers they could last several years before needing to be replaced.
If you are dealing with imperfections that are keeping you from having the smile you want in then our Lake Oswego, OR, dental team can help. Find out if dental veneers are the right fit for you! Call your dentist at Lake Oswego Smiles today at (503) 535 3653 to learn more.
Who wouldn't be grateful for a healthy mouth with no cavities or gum disease? Of course, you're happy with your good check-up at Lake Oswego Smiles, but you confess to your dentist, Dr. Colin Smith in Lake Oswego, OR, that some chips and tobacco stains really detract from your appearance. Does he have a solution? Thankfully, Dr. Smith delivers many beautiful smile makeovers. Some include porcelain veneers, the modern way to cover dental defects for a truly outstanding smile. You could qualify for veneers. Learn all about them here.
What are porcelain veneers?
Also called dental laminates, porcelain veneers disguise a variety of flaws such as:
- Deep stains that do not respond to professional teeth whitening
- Hairline cracks
- Small gaps
- Mild overcrowding
- Uneven tooth length
- Congenital malformations such as peg-shaped incisors
Besides beautifying selected teeth with customized shells of fine ceramic, veneers strengthen tooth enamel. In fact, the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry says that teeth with veneers are similar in strength to natural tooth enamel.
Plus, Dr. Smith ensures that veneers truly compliment the patient's age, overall facial appearance and smile width. Often, porcelain veneers are just one component in a complete smile makeover which may include porcelain crowns, dental implants, composite resin bonding, dental implants, tooth contouring and more as needed.
The veneer consultation
When you come to see your Lake Oswego dentist for a veneer consultation, Dr. Smith will perform a comprehensive oral exam, including digital X-rays. He'll also ask how you would like your smile to improve, or conversely, what bothers you about your teeth. Together you will decide your smile goals and if veneers can meet them.
If veneers are the right treatment, he'll remove a thin slice of enamel from each tooth and take oral impressions to send to an outside dental lab. He also will fit you with temporary veneers to normalize your smile while you wait for your permanebt laminates.
At the lab, a highly skilled technician will construct a three-dimensional model of your teeth and then sculpt the veneers one by one, following Dr. Smith's instructions. The technician knows just how to shape and color the veneers for maximum realism and beauty.
At the next dental appointment, Dr. Smith removes the temporary veneers and bonds the permanent ones in place using specially colored dental adhesive. He may adjust the shape of the veneers, and he will ensure your bite is correct.
That's it. When you go home, you'll adjust quickly to how your veneers feel, and you'll care for them just like your other teeth--with twice a day brushing with a soft brush and once a day flossing to remove plaque. If your grind your teeth, your dentist in Lake Oswego may recommend wearing a night guard to cushion your teeth as you sleep.
Find out more
Dr. Smith is a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. He loves helping people of all ages achieve their brightest, healthiest smiles. Learn all about porcelain veneers by contacting Lake Oswego Smiles in Lake Oswego, OR at (503) 635-3653.