Veneers Offer Great Versatility in Remedying Smile Flaws

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It’s easy to assume that you’re stuck with the teeth that you’re born with, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. Thanks to the versatility of dental veneers, Dr. Benjamin C. Wang can help you transform numerous dental issues so you can get the smile you’ve been dreaming of. 

At Centerport Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry, Dr. Wang brings his expertise in cosmetic dentistry to men and women in Portland, Oregon. With his simple and affordable veneer options, it’s easy and simple to enhance your smile fast.  

Learn how veneers can correct many more smile flaws than you think, from uneven gaps between your teeth to odd shapes and cracks.

When to consider veneers

Do you feel like you have too many problems with your teeth that are beyond fixing? You might be surprised to learn that dental veneers are an excellent option for correcting numerous dental concerns for an instantly improved smile. Not only can they easily brighten stained and discolored teeth, but we often suggest dental veneers for other cosmetic issues, including:

Dr. Wang offers two different types of veneers: direct and indirect. Direct veneers are a more affordable option made of composite resin, but they don’t last as long as indirect veneers. Indirect veneers are thin shells of porcelain or resin that we custom fit to your teeth. 

Both types of veneers offer a movie-star quality smile that looks completely natural.  

Who is a good candidate for veneers

Almost anyone who wants to fix common dental issues is a good candidate for veneers. But there are a few exceptions. For example, a veneer isn’t a good option for severely decayed or fractured teeth. Plus, you also need to have an adequate layer of enamel on each tooth to ensure the veneer can bond properly to the natural tooth. 

Dr. Wang uses his expertise to identify whether veneers are a good choice for you. If you do have more complex issues, he might recommend a different restorative solution, or combine veneers with other dental techniques so you get the total smile makeover you desire.

What to expect when getting veneers 

It usually takes two visits to get your custom veneers. During your first appointment, Dr. Wang prepares your teeth and creates a mold that he sends to a dental lab. The lab manufactures the veneers according to Dr. Wang’s specifications. He also helps you select the right color for your new smile during this consultation.

After your custom-made veneers arrive at the office, you return so Dr. Wang can position them and further customize their size and shape as necessary. Then he bonds them securely in place using a special dental cement. If you’re concerned about discomfort, Dr. Wang can perform your procedure under a local anesthetic.

Preparing for your veneers

Veneers don’t respond to whitening procedures. To be sure your natural teeth match your new veneer color, you may need some prep work before Dr. Wang applies your veneers. This might involve a whitening treatment for your adjacent teeth, which ensures your veneers match a brighter shade of enamel. If Dr. Wang discovers any issues with gum disease or other dental health issues, he may recommend treating these problems before starting your veneer makeover.

Want to see if veneers are right for you? Contact us to see how you can enhance your smile in no time. Call our friendly team at the Portland office at 503-773-6734, or schedule your appointment online today.

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