Enjoy a New Smile in Two Visits
A dental veneer is a fast, painless way to eliminate the imperfections of your tooth. This treatment doesn’t require surgery, and we can use it to fix cracked teeth, chipped teeth, gaps between teeth, uneven spacing, and more.
If you’re interested in altering the aesthetics of your smile, then veneers could be the ideal treatment for you. We can even use veneers to correct severely stained teeth.
No matter what imperfection you want to address, Dr. Cederbaum can restore your smile in just two office visits.
What Is a Dental Veneer?
A dental veneer is a thin shell of custom-fitted porcelain that’s attached directly to the front surface of your tooth. Porcelain is a durable material that’s excellent for dental restorations because it’s tooth-colored and reacts to light the same way as your natural teeth, creating a smile that gleams in the light.
Treating Your Smile with Veneers
While veneers only take two office visits to complete, the process is easier to understand in three steps.
Step #1 — Your Consultation
Before anything else, you’ll meet with Dr. Cederbaum so you can discuss your treatment goals. Your consultation is an excellent opportunity to ask any questions or discuss any concerns you have. She’ll also use this time to explain all of your treatment options.
If you decide that veneers are the ideal choice for your situation, we can get started right away.
Step #2 — Taking Impressions
The next stage in the process is to take impressions of your smile. We send this information to our local dental laboratory so they can customize your veneers. This step ensures that they fit each tooth and blend with the rest of your smile.
Step #3 — Placing Your Veneers
Typically, the dental laboratory takes two to three weeks to design and manufacture your veneers. Once they’re ready, you’ll return to our office for the final appointment. During this time, Dr. Cederbaum will use a special adhesive to secure the veneers to your teeth. After a quick polish, you’ll be ready to show off your smile to the rest of the world.
Are veneers permanent?
No–Veneers typically last 10 years, but with proper care, they can last 20 years. To improve the longevity of your veneers treatment, we recommend scheduling professional cleanings and exams twice a year at our Seattle office.
In addition to scheduling biannual appointments, you’ll want to follow a regular oral hygiene routine by brushing twice a day, flossing daily, and rinsing between meals. For lasting results, you’ll also want to:
- Address teeth grinding
- Refrain from biting into hard foods such as apples
- Wear a mouthguard if you play contact sports
- Avoid using your teeth as tools
Following the above guidelines will ensure you get the most out of your treatment and can fully enjoy the beauty of your new smile.
Do veneers ruin your teeth?
No — veneers provide a cover to protect your teeth and can actually reinforce their strength, especially in weak teeth that are prone to damage. However, when preparing your teeth for porcelain veneers, we’ll need to shave off part of the enamel to make room and provide a surface for them to adhere to.
Is the process of getting veneers painful?
The process of getting veneers is simple and pain-free. Dr. Cederbaum will be sure to numb your teeth prior to the procedure so you won’t feel a thing. She’ll also be in constant communication with you to ensure you’re comfortable throughout the treatment.
While most patients tolerate the treatment without any issues, if you prefer additional comfort feel free to ask about our sedation options. After your veneers are placed, your gums may be sore for a few days. `It’s normal to experience sensitivity to hot and cold beverages and foods as well. After a few days, you’ll be feeling like yourself and looking better than ever.
Are there any risks associated with getting veneers?
Veneers have been around since the 1920s and are considered a trusted treatment to fix a variety of dental issues. While most people have a great experience with veneers, there are a few things you’ll want to look out for, including:
- If food is accumulating around the edges, you’ll need to have them adjusted
- If veneers aren’t bonded properly, they may turn a grayish color from food particles getting trapped underneath the veneers
- If veneers are too large, they can cause a gum infection
While issues are rare, you’ll want to be sure to undergo the procedure with a trusted dentist such as Dr. Cederbaum to mitigate risks and ensure the best possible outcome for your new flawless smile.
If you have any problems with your new veneers, contact us immediately at our Seattle office by calling (206) 524-1314 and we’ll get you an appointment at your earliest convenience. At Trailside Dentistry, we use veneers as a quick and effective solution for damaged, discolored, or gapped teeth. Discover how they’ll transform your smile.
High-Quality Cosmetic Care in Seattle
Regardless of the treatment you choose, you can rest assured knowing that Dr. Cederbaum will restore your smile to its full potential, creating a luxurious aesthetic that you’ll cherish for many years to come.
Contact our office at 206-524-1314 to schedule your consultation today. Alternatively, you can fill out the submission form below, and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.