Dental veneers are thin porcelain or resin-composite shells that are permanently bonded to the teeth to restore and improve their appearance. Veneers in Auburn, WA, are a great cosmetic dental option if you are looking to improve the appearance of your chipped, broken, discolored, or worn-down teeth.
Our friendly and experienced dentists near you at Sunrise Dental of Auburn in Auburn, WA, are committed to providing the best dental care to you and your entire family. We offer a wide variety of reparative and cosmetic dental services, including dental veneers.
You’ll have an appointment with our dentists in Auburn, WA, at Sunrise Dental of Auburn to discuss the different veneer options that may be best for you and how many veneers you want. X-rays may be taken to make sure there are no other underlying oral health problems that require immediate attention.
During your next appointment, your teeth will be measured and potentially trimmed down slightly to ensure the correct sizing of your veneers. Impressions of your teeth will also be taken then sent to a lab where they will make your veneers. It usually takes about a week or two to get your veneers from the lab.
After your veneers come in, Sunrise Dental of Auburn in Auburn, WA, will contact you to make an appointment to have them put in. Although veneer placement usually takes about two hours or less, you may need to stay an extra thirty minutes if a topical anesthetic is administered.
Our dentists will first clean your teeth to get rid of any plaque, debris, or bacteria lurking on or between your teeth. Then your teeth will be roughened so that the veneer will stick to your teeth well. After that, the veneer will be bonded to your tooth using dental cement, which is then hardened with ultraviolet light.
You can eat and chew regularly once the veneers are successfully placed, and the anesthetics have worn off. The veneers may feel like rough spots once they are applied but should wear down after a few days of eating, chewing, and brushing your teeth. If they are still rough after a few days, give our office a call, and our dentists can smooth them down.
Dental veneers improve your teeth’s appearance, giving you a brighter, confident smile. They can last up to 15 years, but you want to make sure you care for them to get the longest lifespan out of them.
To learn more about dental veneers, call Sunrise Dental of Auburn in Auburn, WA, today.