Veneers

DENTAL VENEERS OR PORCELAIN LAMINATES

One way to quickly get that beautiful smile is with a laminate or veneer, which is a thin shell of porcelain or resin that is bonded to the surface of the teeth. They change the shape, shade, and position to improve the cosmetics of your teeth and smile. They are also used to replace and restore any lost tooth structure where indicated.

Dr Wettstein will do a complete examination of your teeth to determine if veneers are ideal for you. Veneers often provide the opportunity to dramatically transform the aesthetics of your teeth and smile.

Veneers can enhance the shape of your teeth, make your teeth as white as you want, and give you the smile you have always desired. Additionally, veneers are bonded to your tooth structure, which gives them strength.

Because they are very thin, veneers are considered one of the most conservative cosmetic treatments available. Most of the time, very little or no tooth structure is removed before placing veneers.

Do porcelain veneers stain over time?

Coffee, tea, red wine and other foods DO NOT stain veneers as they do real teeth because unlike tooth enamel, porcelain is not porous. But after five or more years, some staining is likely to occur on the margins where the edge of the veneers meets the tooth.

How long do porcelain veneers last?

The expected lifetime of a porcelain veneer is somewhere between seven and 20 years. Veneers sometimes come off or chip. If this happens, they can be repaired or replaced. Also, over time, the living tooth and gum tissue around the veneers will undergo changes that may require alterations to your veneers.

If I have veneers will I get cavities?

There is no higher or lower incidence of tooth decay with veneers, as long as they receive proper care.

Does dental insurance cover veneers?

It depends on your dental plan. Some insurance companies will cover up to 50% of a fee they see as reasonable, but don’t expect payment without first discussing the procedure with your dentist and insurance provider.Learn more about dental insurance and financing.

Are veneers painful?

No, this procedure is not considered painful. Patients can experience some sensitivity when the tooth is being prepared. Porcelain dental veneers can be applied with a local anesthetic or sedation dentistry techniques at our practice in Ontario, Oregon for a painless experience. Dr. Wettstein utilizes his considerable skill and experience to give patients the most relaxing, comfortable office visit possible.

Crowns

A crown covers a tooth to restore its normal shape and size. The cap is placed on teeth that have lost a lot of their structure-- dental crowns range from full porcelain to full metal.

Bridges

Dental bridges can preserve the integrity of existing teeth and help maintain a healthy smile by bridging the gap created by one or more missing teeth. A bridge can be fixed or removable.

Dental Implants

Dental implants provide a foundation for replacement teeth that look, feel, and function like natural teeth. Eat virtually anything plus implants help solve denture problems.

Fillings

Fillings are often used to care for cavities. Cavities are also known as dental decay and arise from lack of routine cleaning or constant contact with an acid environment, sugary foods, or soda drinks.

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