Do I Need Dental Veneers?

Posted by Parminderpal Singh on Apr 7 2023, 01:23 AM

Dental veneers are a thin shell-like material that covers the front surface of your teeth to improve their appearance. At Silver Firs Dental, they are commonly used to fix the appearance of teeth that are stained, discolored, gapped, cracked, misaligned, or poorly shaped. Generally speaking, the best candidates are adults with healthy teeth and gums unhappy with their appearance due to their teeth' shape, size, and look. If you are in good general health and have realistic expectations and goals for yourself with your smile, you are likely a good candidate for dental veneers. While dental veneers are stain resistant, it is essential to maintain a good oral hygiene routine that includes brushing twice a day and flossing daily for optimal results. It is also important that patients attend their regularly scheduled dental checkups and cleanings.

The Dental Veneers Procedure

We remove a small amount of enamel from its surface to prepare your tooth for placement. The tooth is then cleaned with a unique solution that helps the bonding material adhere to the tooth structure. To place the veneers, we use a special cement applied to the front of the veneers and then hardened with a curing light. This process creates a strong bond between your natural teeth and the veneers. In most cases, this process only takes two visits.

Once your veneers have been placed, you may experience some discomfort for several days as your teeth adjust to the new shape of your veneers. We recommend a soft diet and over-the-counter pain relievers to reduce this discomfort. We also advise that you avoid chewing on anything that is not food to ensure your new smile stays beautiful for years.

The Benefits of Veneers

Improved Smile Appearance

Veneers can cover chips, cracks, breaks, and other imperfections that take away from your smile’s overall appearance.

Better Oral Health

Veneers can correct alignment issues, bite problems, and other oral concerns, allowing for better oral hygiene by protecting your teeth and improving your overall bite function.


Porcelain is highly durable and will last many years when properly cared for. While your natural teeth can still sustain damage, your porcelain veneers will not stain or discolor over time due to common foods and drinks like coffee, tea, berries, and more.

Stain Resistance

Porcelain is also stain resistant, meaning once your veneers are placed, you’ll be afforded an extra layer of protection against stains and discoloration caused by certain drinks and foods.

Customized Results

Dental veneers are highly customizable, meaning you’ll have control over your new smile's size, shape, color, and more. Talk to your dentist about your goals for your smile, and your dentist will help you find the best type of veneers to achieve your desired look.

If you are ready to learn more about veneers and how they can benefit you, contact Silver Firs Dental at 13209 44th Ave SE #201, Mill Creek, WA 98012, or call (425) 225-5757

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