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Porcelain Veneers – Ashland, OR

A Truly Radiant Smile in Just Two Visits!

A smiling woman at her dental appointment

Cosmetic dentistry has become one of the most popular forms of dentistry to date! When examining all your options, you may quickly learn that certain procedures (i.e. teeth whitening or direct bonding) simply aren’t enough to get you the smile you’ve been looking for. Furthermore, if you don’t want a short-term solution to fixing damaged teeth, porcelain veneers are a great alternative!

To get started on your journey to a flawless smile through porcelain veneers in Ashland, schedule an appointment with one of our dentists today!

What are Porcelain Veneers?

Porcelain veneers are ceramic sheathes designed to sit flush on top of existing natural teeth. These thin coverings are shaped, blended and trimmed to fit over your teeth exactly, allowing them to blend in seamlessly and last for many years in the process. They’re cared for much like natural teeth and can effectively hide many issues simultaneously, making them a cost-effective option for cosmetic solutions.

Am I a Candidate for Porcelain Veneers?

Before you can receive porcelain veneers, the dentist needs to confirm that your oral health is in good condition. If you have decaying teeth or untreated gum disease, it’s crucial that you get it handled beforehand. Dentists rarely perform any cosmetic treatment on unhealthy teeth, let alone porcelain veneers.

Furthermore, you should be okay with buffing down your natural teeth in order to make room for the veneer itself. While this preparation is quite minimal, it’s still something to consider, especially if you’re already dealing with eroded enamel caused by decay or chronic teeth grinding.

If you’re okay with removing minimal enamel and the dentist has confirmed you’re oral health is sound, they’ll begin discussing your cosmetic needs and desires. Whether you’re trying to cover a single damaged tooth or all teeth visible in your smile, porcelain veneers are nearly guaranteed to get the job done!

How Can They Benefit My Smile?

An older woman examining her smile

If you’re struggling with the following imperfections, chances are porcelain veneers are the right solution for you. Their abilities include:

  • Fixing and masking small chips and cracks
  • Covering discoloration that teeth whitening can’t fix
  • Closing gaps in your smile, particularly in upper or lower front teeth
  • Making crooked teeth look straight
  • Making small teeth appear larger and more uniform with neighboring teeth

Expectations for the Procedure

A diagram of porcelain veneer

Porcelain veneers are capable of covering numerous imperfections and only take two appointments to place. After consulting with the dentist, they’ll measure your teeth to determine how much buffing is needed before they cast an impression. Once the dentist preps your teeth and takes impressions, they’ll send it to a dental lab offsite to create the permanent veneer. During this two-week period, you’ll be given temporary veneers to protect your natural teeth and help you get acclimated with your new smile.

After the permanent veneers are created, you’ll come back to have them placed and make adjustments as needed. With routine brushing and dental visits, porcelain veneers can last between 10 and 15 years!

If you’re ready to obtain the smile of your dreams, you won’t want to miss out on this treatment from a cosmetic dentist in Ashland. Contact our office today to get started and make your smile dreams come true!