Brilliant Smiles Bellevue
General & Cosmetic Dentistry located in Bellevue, WA
If you’ve got teeth that are chipped, discolored, damaged, or misshapen, porcelain veneers offer a great solution for restoring and improving, your teeth. Dr. Brian Barron and Dr. Jessica Bai, both dentists at Brilliant Smiles Bellevue in Bellevue, Washington, have extensive experience using veneers to correct a multitude of problems, giving you the near perfect teeth you desire. To make an appointment, call the office or book an appointment online today to get started on a dazzling, new smile.
What are veneers?
Veneers are thin porcelain shells that cover the front surface of your teeth to improve their appearance. Veneers look like natural teeth; in fact, they usually look better, and they’re designed to withstand all of the duties that your teeth perform. Veneers improve on your natural teeth’s appearance because they’re resistant to staining.
Your veneers are custom-made to fit your teeth and are applied by Dr. Barron or Dr. Chi.
What do veneers correct?
With veneers, you can change the color, shape, size, or length of your natural teeth, giving you the smile of your dreams. Veneers are typically used for:
- Teeth that resist whitening efforts
- Chipped or damaged teeth
- Uneven teeth
- Out-of-position teeth (the veneers don’t move the teeth but supply a cover-up for teeth that are slightly out of place)
To see if veneers are a good option for you, make an appointment at Brilliant Smiles Bellevue today.
How are veneers installed?
The process of adding dental veneers to your teeth involves the following steps:
Initial consultation, diagnosis, and treatment planning
During this visit, Dr. Barron or Dr. Chi discusses your goals and examines your teeth thoroughly. If you’re a good candidate for veneers, he takes X-rays and makes an impression of your mouth and teeth.
The next step is preparing your teeth for the new veneer. To do this, the doctor removes some of the enamel from your teeth—about 0.5 millimeter—to allow room for the veneer to be applied seamlessly, without changing your teeth’s ability to function properly.
Once the enamel is removed, the doctor cleans, polishes, and etches your teeth to prepare them for the bonding process. To create the bond, Dr. Barron or Dr. Chi applies cement to the veneer before placing it on your teeth. With a special light beam that activates certain chemicals in the cement, allowing it to harden, the doctor positions the veneer.
Dr. Barron or Dr. Chi evaluates your bite and makes any adjustments to ensure that the veneer fits comfortably.
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