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Veneers services offered in Issaquah, WA

For better-looking teeth, you don’t have to replace them entirely or spend years under orthodontic treatment. At Issaquah Dental Care in Issaquah, Washington, their skilled team provides realistic traditional porcelain veneers. To find out if you’re a candidate for veneers, call Issaquah Dental Care or book an appointment online today.

Veneers Q & A

What are veneers?

Veneers are thin shells that your dentist attaches to the fronts of your teeth for cosmetic purposes. They’re designed for a perfect fit and a natural appearance. Veneers are very thin and look natural.

Veneers are meant to treat only front teeth that don’t withstand lots of pressure in your bite. If you have a damaged or cosmetically imperfect tooth toward the back of your mouth, your dentists might recommend a crown instead. 

What can veneers cover?

Veneers can conceal nearly any cosmetic flaw. Your Issaquah Dental Care provider might recommend veneers if you want to treat:

  • Heavy discoloration or staining
  • Worn tooth enamel
  • Chips
  • Cracks
  • Oddly shaped teeth
  • Pointy teeth
  • Short or broken teeth
  • Crooked teeth
  • Wide gaps between teeth

If you have a single tooth that stands out as less attractive than the rest, you only need one veneer to cover it. You can get multiple veneers during a single procedure if you want to improve more than one tooth.

How long do veneers last?

If you take good care of them, veneers last for an average of 10 years. It’s possible for them to last for up to 20, but you can get replacements once they show signs of wear-and-tear. 

To make your traditional porcelain veneers last for as long as possible, the team at Issaquah Dental Care recommends following these steps to care for them:

  • Brushing and flossing frequently and thoroughly
  • Attending your six-month dental exams and cleanings
  • Avoiding biting into solid objects like fruit pits and hard candies
  • Avoiding using your teeth in lieu of scissors
  • Wearing a bite guard at night if you grind your teeth

Veneers aren’t porous like regular tooth enamel, so they’re much less prone to stains. Your Issaquah Dental Care provider makes sure they match the color of your natural teeth, and you can get a whitening treatment beforehand for added smile enhancement.

To find out if you’re a candidate for traditional porcelain veneers, call Issaquah Dental Care or request an appointment online today.