A durable celebrity-like smile within your reach.
What are porcelain veneers?
Porcelain veneers are thin tooth-colored shells that are bonded to the front of your teeth to improve their color, shape, and size. You’ve probably seen movie stars with fantastic smiles who have porcelain veneers, but rest assured, you don’t have to pay like a celebrity to have the smile you’ve always dreamt of!
Porcelain veneers are a very popular and affordable smile makeover option at our Portland, Oregon dental office because we can tweak your smile, correct flaws, and enhance certain features, including:
- Broken and chipped teeth
- Gaps between teeth
- Crooked or misaligned teeth
- Discolored and worn teeth
Step 1: Your First Consultation
Since every smile is unique, our dental artist will meet with you one-on-one to talk about your goals, likes, dislikes, and concerns for your smile. We will visualize how your new smile will harmonize with your facial features and co-create a smile design plan that works for you.
Step 2: Test drive your new smile
From your dental impressions and goals, we will prepare a prototype smile and lay the foundation for your new smile to be crafted by our favorite dental ceramists. You’ll walk out of Bling Dental wearing temporary veneers so you can test drive your new smile and get used to the brand new you.
If you want to make some adjustments to your final smile so it feels more like “you”, we can do so, no problem!
Step 3: Your dream smile for life!
2 to 3 weeks later, the big moment is here! We receive your final porcelain veneers with adjustments made and now your dentist will cement your new smile on to your prepared tooth surface. Now, get out there and conquer your dreams with your perfect smile!
What to expect with the porcelain veneers journey:
Veneers are especially common among our young adult entrepreneurs and college seniors who want to upgrade not just their smile, but their confidence and appearance. Our smile artists can work with you to co-design the smile of your dreams that matches:
· The Shape of your natural smile
· Your facial features
· Your skin tone
· Your unique personality
Still got some questions about porcelain veneers?
Well, we have answers.
Will I get cavities under the veneers?
One of the great things about porcelain veneers is that they cannot get cavities! While your natural tooth structure is modified to be able to securely bond (or cement) the porcelain veneer on top, you should not develop cavities as long as you keep up with a good hygiene routine. That means brushing and flossing at least twice a day and visiting your dentist for your regular checkups.
How long do porcelain veneers last?
These fantastic smile solutions can last anywhere from 7 to 20 years! The better your hygiene and oral health care, the closer you will be in the 20-year mark. Since natural teeth and gum tissue structure may change over time, it’s important to visit your dentist at least 2 times per year.
What if one of my veneers falls off?
Porcelain veneers are made of a durable composite material that is as strong as or even stronger than natural teeth. While veneers rarely fall off, every now and then you may bite into something really hard (P.S. you shouldn’t do that anyway!) and one of the shells might fall off. If that happens, give us a call right away and we may be able to re-cement the veneer in place.
What if I just want the top teeth to be perfect? Will my bottom teeth look weird?
Getting porcelain veneers on your top teeth only is actually very common. Usually, patients will get in-office teeth whitening on the bottom teeth so we can custom-match the colors.
Will my veneers stain with coffee and wine?
Nope! Unlike natural teeth, porcelain veneers do not stain! But that doesn’t mean good hygiene is thrown out the window. Keep up the good brushing and flossing techniques we teach you and your smile can stay fabulous for a lifetime.
Do you feel it’s time you LOVE your smile?
We do. Schedule your porcelain veneers evaluation with Bling Dental and get ready to meet the new-and-improved you.