General and Cosmetic Dentistry located in Redmond, WA

Veneers services offered in Redmond, WA

Consider veneers if you want a beautiful white smile that’s worthy of being featured in a Hollywood movie. At Redmond Dentists in Redmond, Washington, Ellen Vyas, DDS, and the team specialize in designing and placing porcelain veneers. Veneers cover up minor oral imperfections, ensuring your smile looks perfect. Call Redmond Dentists to schedule a veneer appointment, or book your visit online today.

Veneers Q&A

Can veneers mask crooked or unusually shaped teeth?

Yes. At Redmond Dentists, the experienced cosmetic dentists use veneers to cover up a variety of minor oral imperfections, including:

  • Crowding
  • Crooked teeth
  • Gaps between the teeth
  • Black triangles
  • Chips
  • Cracks
  • Stains that don’t improve with teeth whitening

Some people only get one veneer, but Redmond Dentists usually recommends an even number to create balance and symmetry in your smile. 

What is the process for getting dental veneers?

Dental veneers are custom-made, so it takes two appointments to ensure a perfect fit. 

If your provider determines that you’re a candidate for veneers, they numb your mouth with a local anesthetic and remove a thin layer of enamel from each tooth receiving a veneer. Next, your provider takes impressions of your teeth and sends them to a nearby dental lab.

The dental lab creates a series of custom porcelain dental veneers using your impressions. When the veneers are ready, a week or two later, you return to Redmond Dentists.

Your provider lines up the veneers with the teeth at the front of your mouth and bonds them in place with dental cement. After the cement dries, your provider trims off any extra porcelain, checks your bite, and polishes your teeth.

You can bite and chew immediately after veneer placement, but it’s important to avoid biting down with your front teeth, as too much force can cause the veneers to chip or crack. 

Do veneers last a lifetime?

No. Veneers won’t last for the rest of your life, but they often last at least 10 years if you take good care of them. To keep your veneers in optimal condition, Redmond Dentists recommends brushing your teeth twice daily, flossing, and visiting the office every six months for preventive care.

Veneers are tough, but they can break under the right conditions. To prevent damage, avoid bad habits like nail biting, chewing on ice, or opening packaging with your teeth. If you play sports or grind your teeth, wear a mouthguard or a nightguard. 

Can I get veneers if I have cavities?

No. If you have cavities or gum disease, you need to treat those problems first. Once your mouth is healthy, your provider can develop a personalized treatment plan that helps you achieve your desired results.

Call Redmond Dentists to schedule a veneer consultation, or book your appointment online today.