Do you wish you had perfect-looking front teeth that are ready for a close-up? At Dr. Jones’ Seattle office you can get the appearance of pristine, flawless teeth, by attaching porcelain veneers. The veneers are permanently attached to the outward-facing side of your teeth, hiding any flaws.
Dr. Lynn A. Jones, an accredited Seattle & Bellevue cosmetic dentist with more than 20 years’ experience, specializes in treating discolored or damaged teeth with porcelain veneers. Using advanced cosmetic dentistry techniques, Dr. Jones enhances the aesthetics of teeth that suffer from wear and tear, which can lead to chips, cracks and unevenness, as well as discolored and crowded teeth and gaps.
Patients request porcelain veneer to achieve brighter, imperfection-free teeth that appear natural and in proportion with their facial features. In addition, porcelain veneers can protect severely damaged and deteriorating teeth, not only improving the aesthetics of your mouth, but also your oral health.
Porcelain Veneers Overview
Dr. Jones personally meets with her patients before every procedure to develop treatment plans that meet their unique needs. Dental veneers can be used to treat a wide range of cosmetic concerns with patients’ teeth, including discoloration, abnormal spacing, chipping, cracking, and/or crooked teeth. During the dental veneer consultation in Bellevue, she creates an impression of her patients’ teeth, which is later used to create customized veneers to seamlessly fit the tooth shape and achieve the desired color.
Porcelain veneers offer long-lasting durability and natural-looking results. They are also highly resistant to stains, giving you a beautiful, white smile.
After porcelain veneers are bonded to the teeth, little maintenance is required. Dr. Jones suggests patients exercise caution with their new veneers for a few weeks following the procedure. However, porcelain veneers are strong and durable and typically only become damaged if abused.
Dr. Jones is devoted to providing beautiful smiles that enhance dental health through a pleasant experience for patients. Her state-of-the-art office offers a soothing, spa-like getaway environment where she gently restores teeth to their optimal state of beauty.
With Dr. Jones’ porcelain veneers treatments in Bellevue, your smile is her number one priority. She and her dedicated team of dental professionals strive to help you reach your desired goal. Dr. Jones offers favorable payment arrangements to help make cosmetic dentistry procedures affordable to patients from all backgrounds. To learn more about how you can receive an instant smile makeover, please contact Dr. Jones’ office at (425) 688-1345 to schedule a complimentary consultation.
Am I a candidate for porcelain veneers?
You may be a suitable candidate for porcelain veneers in Bellevue and Seattle if you have any of the following dental concerns:
What are the benefits of porcelain veneers?
Porcelain veneers are an easy way to transform your smile and boost your oral health. Veneers are thin shells made of strong and durable materials designed to conceal a range of cosmetic concerns, thus creating a more attractive and uniform smile. Porcelain veneers can also fill in small gaps and spaces, decreasing the chance of plaque buildup and tooth decay. For these reasons and more, porcelain veneers can provide a smile that is both beautiful and healthy.
How many dental appointments will I need for my porcelain veneers?
Typically, the porcelain veneer placement process takes place over the course of two visits, spaced out in between two weeks. During the first visit, Dr. Jones will create a mold impression of your teeth. We will then send the impression to a dental laboratory where your veneers will be made. Once your permanent veneers are ready, you will return to our office so Dr. Jones can fit and place your veneers permanently in your mouth.
Is the procedure painful?
The procedure is not painful as Dr. Jones applies a local anesthetic to numb the treated areas. Dr. Jones and our friendly staff make every effort to make the procedure as comfortable as possible. We offer several sedation options for patients who may feel anxious about their dental treatment.
Will my porcelain veneers be a good fit?
Each set of porcelain veneers are custom made to fit the unique teeth of each patient. Your porcelain veneers are made using an impression mold, which is sent to a laboratory. Once your veneers are ready, Dr. Jones will cement them into place using a strong dental adhesive. When the veneers are in place, Dr. Jones will check your bite and make any last minute adjustments if needed.
Will my porcelain veneers look natural?
Yes! One of the benefits of porcelain veneers is that they are translucent, so they blend in seamlessly with natural teeth. With veneers, you can smile confidently and proudly.
How long do porcelain veneers last?
The average lifespan of porcelain veneers is 10 to 15 years. However, it is not uncommon for some porcelain veneers to last decades or even a lifetime, depending on oral hygiene and maintenance.
How do I take care of my porcelain veneers?
Porcelain veneers do not require special care other than good hygiene habits like regular brushing and flossing. Dr. Jones also advises her porcelain veneer patients to avoid biting on objects like pens, ice, fingernails that can fracture veneers and teeth too for that matter.
Does dental insurance cover porcelain veneers?
Porcelain veneers are considered to be an elective cosmetic procedure and are therefore usually not covered by dental insurance. However, Dr. Jones offers several affordable financing options for patients who wish to enhance their smile with veneers or other cosmetic treatments.
If you would like to learn more about dental veneers in Bellevue, or want to schedule an appointment, please email or call us at (425) 688-1345.