Veneers Specialist

Northwest Dental

General Dentists located in Arlington, WA

Cracked, stained, or misshapen teeth can make you feel self-conscious and have a negative impact on your self-confidence. The dental experts at Northwest Dental offer porcelain veneers as a way to make your smile look and function better. With locations in Bellingham, Burlington, Arlington, Everett, and Oak Harbor, Washington, the experienced team at Northwest Dental can help you look and feel your best with custom veneers. Call or schedule a consultation online.

Veneers Q & A

What are veneers?

Veneers are a very thin layer of porcelain that helps re-create the look of your natural teeth. Each veneer is custom-fitted to your individual teeth, then one of the skilled cosmetic dentists at Northwest Dental bonds them to your existing teeth. Veneers correct imperfections like gaps, stains, cracks, or misshapen teeth. They also help strengthen weak teeth.

Although veneers can be made out of resin composite materials, porcelain is the most stain-resistant material. Porcelain also tends to look more like your natural enamel. One of the experienced dental team explains your options and recommends the best type of veneers for your specific needs.

What is the procedure for getting veneers?

After an initial consultation to discuss the type of veneers that are best for your teeth and the results you hope to achieve, you come back for another appointment. Then, one of the skilled cosmetic dental experts shapes your existing teeth to prepare them for the veneers by removing a tiny amount of enamel from the surface. Once your teeth are prepared, your dental practitioner makes an impression of your teeth so the dental lab can create your custom veneers.

When your veneers are ready, you come back to have the veneers fitted to each individual tooth. After a cleaning and etching the surface of your teeth to prepare them for the bonding process, the dental expert applies a special cement and light source that causes the cement to bond securely to the porcelain. In a relatively short amount of time, your veneers are permanently in place, and you have a new and improved smile.

What are some advantages of veneers?

Veneers provide a natural-looking way to correct crooked, cracked, or misshapen teeth. Additionally, they offer the following advantages:

  • Resistance to stains
  • Well-tolerated by your gums
  • Ability to lighten darker teeth so they appear whiter
  • Aesthetically pleasing with minimal dental work
  • Strengthen teeth
  • Less expensive than some other dental procedures like crowns

If you want to learn more about the convenience of custom veneers to improve your smile, call any of the Northwest Dental locations or schedule a consultation using the online booking tool.