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Commonly Asked Questions About Dental Veneers

May 14, 2024 9:00 am
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If you’re pondering how to upgrade your smile, you might be considering dental veneers. These little marvels of cosmetic dentistry are becoming a favorite choice at Bellevue Dental Oasis in Bellevue, WA. Dr. Hyejin Cheong frequently helps patients understand how veneers can transform their smiles, so let’s dive into some of the most common questions our patients have about this transformative treatment.

    1. What Exactly Are Dental Veneers?

    Think of dental veneers as your teeth’s new best friends. They are thin shells of porcelain or composite resin that are tailor-made to cling to the front of your teeth, giving them a magazine-worthy makeover. They can change the color, shape, size, or length of your teeth, essentially allowing you to redesign your smile.

    2. How Long Do Dental Veneers Last?

    Porcelain veneers are like the marathon runners of the dental world—they keep going and going, often lasting 10 to 15 years or more with the right care. Composite resin veneers are a bit more like sprinters; they’re speedy and effective but might need a redo after about 5 to 7 years.

    3. Are Dental Veneers Permanent?

    Yes, getting veneers is a commitment, much like a tattoo for your teeth. To make them fit perfectly, we need to remove a small amount of your natural tooth enamel, which means your teeth will always need to be covered by veneers thereafter.

    4. Do Veneers Require Special Care?

    Veneers do not require any special care beyond what is recommended for natural teeth: regular brushing, flossing, and visits to the dentist. Although veneers are durable, treat them with care by avoiding hard foods that might chip or damage them and don’t use your teeth as tools.

    5. Can Veneers Fix Any Cosmetic Dental Issues?

    Veneers are quite versatile. They can cover up chips, cracks, gaps, and discolorations that don’t respond to traditional whitening treatments. They can also make slightly misaligned teeth appear straighter. However, if you have significant dental issues, we might need to discuss additional treatment options.

Tailoring Smiles at Bellevue Dental Oasis

At Bellevue Dental Oasis, we believe that getting veneers should be as comfortable and reassuring as your favorite coffee spot. Dr. Hyejin Cheong and our team are here to ensure your path to a new smile is smooth and clear. We love answering your questions and guiding you every step of the way.

Thinking about veneers? Don’t hesitate to reach out to us at Bellevue Dental Oasis in Bellevue, WA. We’re here to help you achieve a smile that’s as radiant as it is healthy!

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