A Brilliant Cover-Up
Veneers are a thin tooth colored plastic or porcelain shell that is cemented over the front of your teeth. They’re good for covering unsightly discolorations, chips, cracks, and misshapen teeth. Veneers can be used in most circumstances where bonding would be used, but they’re stronger and last longer. The porcelain tiles add stability and strength your tooth. They’re also a more conservative option than crowns. Think of veneers as a permanent form of whitening.
A small portion of the enamel must first be removed in order to adhere the veneer. This procedure is simple, and it looks so natural, you’ll be thrilled at how they improve your smile. Not all dentists do veneers well, though they may make that claim. Many dentists cut too much tooth away, putting your nerve at risk, and decreasing the longevity of the veneer. Veneers have to be attached to enamel, but many dentists know this. Success for porcelain veneers in Issaquah, WA is also tied to whether or not your bite is stable and/or if you have an airway issue. Without proper education in bite therapy (otherwise known as occlusion) and airway/sleep-related breathing issues, your dentist may be stunting the success of your smile makeover.