Lee and Van Mieghem DDS
Family Dentists located in Lynnwood, WA
Do you want to beautify the shape and color of your teeth? Veneers often are chosen as alternatives to crowns and other restorations, and they can drastically change your grin. At Lee and Van Mieghem DDS in Lynnwood, Washington, veneers are just one of the many cosmetic procedures available for patients who want a beautiful, long-lasting smile.
Lee and Van Mieghem DDS
What are veneers?
Tooth veneers are a popular cosmetic dentistry technique for creating a beautiful smile. They consist of thin sections of durable porcelain that are custom made for the unique shape of your teeth.
Dental laboratories create the veneers to match the exact color and shape specifications sent in by your dentist; once available, your dental provider bonds them onto the front surface of your teeth.
With proper care and regular dental visits, veneers are quite durable and can last for several years.
What happens during a veneer procedure?
If you've decided to use porcelain veneers to improve your smile, you'll need to schedule two visits. At your first appointment, light buffing and surface-shaping prepare your teeth for the veneer. Your dentist takes impressions or molds of your teeth, and you both choose the color of your new restorations.
At your second visit, your dentist cleans your teeth with a specialized solution that helps the veneers bond to the surface of your teeth. They place bonding cement between the veneer and the natural tooth, and they use a specialized light to help set the bond and harden the cement.
After your appointment, you’ll continue to see your dentist regularly to check up on the health and appearance of your smile. By following a proper dental hygiene routine and visiting your dentist regularly, you'll extend the life of your beautiful new porcelain veneers.
Why should I get veneers?
Porcelain veneers can improve the appearance and function of your smile by correcting a variety of dental issues, which may include:
Teeth that have been severely stained
Yellowed or discolored teeth
Teeth that appear too large or small for your smile
Gaps or other uneven spaces
Teeth that have been chipped, broken, or worn
In almost all cases, you must be in good oral health to get veneers, and it's essential that you care for your teeth after the procedure to get the best results.
If you want to learn more about veneers from the expert providers at Lee and Van Mieghem DDS, book an appointment today using the online scheduler.