Porcelain Veneers in Carlton, OR

A beautiful smile can light up a room, warm hearts, and break down barriers we face every day. More than that, your smile is an extension of you. But if you don’t like your teeth, you might feel more shame than joy when looking at your smile. Porcelain veneers might be the answer you’ve been looking for.

Why Choose Veneers?

Rather than months-long treatment, porcelain veneers give you a whole new smile in just a few appointments.

They also correct many common esthetic issues at once:

  • Stained teeth
  • Short teeth
  • Broken or chipped teeth
  • Slight misalignment
  • Gaps and uneven spacing

Even if your teeth look like they don’t match either in color or shape, veneers solve the issue, and they look totally natural.

What Are Teeth Veneers?

Porcelain veneers look exactly like the front of a tooth, except they are made from ultra-thin and durable porcelain, which is similar to the strength of your enamel.

Instead of preparing the entire tooth, as with dental crowns, veneers allow for just alteration of the front and sides of the tooth to make space for the veneer and to secure the bonding agent.

Natural shading, based on your choice, will ensure that your veneers look like you were born with them, only better.

How Long Do Porcelain Veneers Take?

The entire process can be completed in just a few appointments if you do not have gingivitis or cavities. If your teeth are severely misaligned, you might benefit from Invisalign prior to veneers. 

Steps to expect:

  • Full dental exam
  • X-rays
  • Teeth whitening (if necessary)
  • Impressions
  • Smile design
  • Try-in
  • Temporary veneers
  • Final veneers

Although each patient is different, most people choose to have 6 to 10 veneers, depending on the width of their smiles. Dr. Leif Gambee will sit down with you and go over your options. While most people choose veneers on their upper teeth, some people with big smiles may choose to improve bottom teeth with veneers as well, especially if they are worn and shortened.

Veneers can improve your bite in addition to making you look red carpet ready.

Getting the Most out of Your New Smile

Taking care of your veneers is easy when you use a little common sense caution. Don’t chew ice or bite into anything hard. Since your veneers are single units, you can carefully floss between them and brush normally.

As with your natural teeth, maintaining your regular dental exams and cleanings will prolong the life and health of your veneers.

Are Veneers Right for You?

Let’s find out! This is an exciting time, and we are here to help you make a choice that works best for you. Give Carlton Dental a call and book a consultation with Dr. Gambee to discuss the possibilities when it comes to cosmetic dentistry.

He will talk to you about the smiles you admire, show you photos, and explain what to expect if you decide to embark on dental veneer treatment.