If your teeth are chipped, damaged, discolored or worn, you may be a good candidate for dental veneers in Bellevue. Veneers are thin porcelain shells that cover the front surface of your tooth in order to protect your smile and improve its appearance. With veneers, you can change the color, shape, size or length of your natural teeth, giving you the movie star smile you’ve always wanted.
Dental veneers are increasingly popular alongside dental implants and are widely used on many popular makeover shows on TV.
The Bellevue Dental Veneer Process
The process of adding dental veneers to your smile involves three stages. These include:
- Initial Consultation, Diagnosis and Treatment Planning: This is where Dr. Barron will consult with you to manage your expectations and examine your teeth thoroughly. If you are a good candidate for veneers, Dr. Barron will discuss the procedure and what it involves. At this time, he may also take X-rays and make an impression of your mouth and teeth.
- Preparation: Dr. Barron will prepare your tooth for the new veneer. During the preparation stage, the doctor will remove some of the enamel from your tooth, about ½ a millimeter, so as to allow the veneer to be added seamlessly to the tooth’s surface.
- Bonding: During the last stage of the procedure, Dr. Barron will clean, polish and etch your tooth, which will prepare it for the bonding process. A special cement will then be applied to the veneer before it is placed on your tooth. Dr. Barron will then use a special light beam in order to activate certain chemicals in the cement, which causes it to harden very quickly. The doctor will then evaluate your bite and make any adjustments to ensure that the veneer fits comfortably.
Many patients prefer dental veneers in Bellevue because they are stain resistant and provide a natural, much whiter tooth appearance.