Hide Your Teeth’s Imperfections Behind Durable Porcelain Veneers

added on: August 26, 2022

If you are looking for a way to improve the appearance of your teeth, you should learn more about porcelain veneers. Veneers hide dental imperfections behind super-thin porcelain overlays. Dr. Joshua Prentice at Ponderosa Dental Center can tell you if porcelain veneers are right for you. Cosmetic dentistry in Bend, OR is a great way to get a better-looking smile.

How Do Porcelain Veneers Work?

A porcelain veneer is a very thin shell that is bonded to the front of your tooth. We design the veneer to look exactly the way you want it to look. It will resemble a natural tooth and match your other teeth in color. Porcelain veneers are durable, so you will be able to bite down on them and use your teeth as you normally would.

When we bond the veneers to your teeth, we may remove some of the enamel on your tooth to create a good base for the bonding material. This also ensures a slim, natural-looking profile for your improved teeth. Some patients may only need minimal-prep veneers, which do not require as much bonding strength, and therefore do not need as much tooth preparation.

Dr. Prentice ensures your porcelain veneers fit exactly right. He does an excellent job of getting a perfect fit that will blend with the rest of your teeth. You will have a hard time noticing where the veneers are because of the seamless placement!

What Kinds of Problems Do Porcelain Veneers Fix?

Patients who benefit from porcelain veneers could have serious or unsightly dental problems, such as:

  • Worn teeth
  • Stained teeth
  • Chipped or cracked teeth
  • Short teeth
  • Misshapen teeth
  • Misaligned teeth
  • Gaps between teeth

Porcelain veneers provide consistency and a natural, even look that beautifies your smile.

Why Choose Porcelain Veneers as Part of Your Smile Makeover?

When you come to Ponderosa Dental Center for a smile makeover, the dentist may recommend porcelain veneers for a number of reasons.

  • Veneers instantly cover up broken or stained teeth.
  • They are easy to maintain.
  • Veneers are designed to look like natural teeth.
  • They also feel natural.
  • They are stain-resistant, so your teeth will continue to look great years down the road.
  • The porcelain veneer process requires minimal work on your existing teeth.

All of these benefits of porcelain veneers add up to one big benefit: more self-confidence! An improved smile is a great reason to feel good about yourself. At Ponderosa Dental Center in Bend, OR, the entire staff loves helping patients achieve the smile they have always wanted. No more hiding your teeth behind your hand, or keeping your mouth shut because you are self-conscious about the way your teeth look. Beautiful, natural-looking veneers allow you to smile with complete confidence.

How Long Do Porcelain Veneers Last?

Most porcelain veneers last 10-12 years. They can last longer if you take good care of them. The best way to care for your porcelain veneers is to brush and floss as usual, avoid biting ice or hard candy, and see your dentist regularly for checkups. 

What Other Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures Are Available at Ponderosa Dental Center?

We offer a complete line of cosmetic dentistry, including:

  • Teeth whitening
  • Tooth recontouring
  • Gum recontouring
  • Crown Lengthening
  • Full mouth restorations

Get a smile makeover comprised of a combination of our procedures to give you a smile you can be proud of.

Schedule Your Consultation with Dr. Prentice

Ponderosa Dental Center offers professional services with compassionate care. If you are interested in porcelain veneers or any of our cosmetic dentistry services, contact us to schedule a consultation. We will examine your teeth and provide you a treatment plan complete with costs and a time schedule.