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Do you know exactly what happens when you get dental veneers? Let us explain.

Veneers are an excellent way to accomplish that picture-perfect smile, which is why we see so many celebrities going this route. If you’re wondering whether veneers are for you, visiting a dentist that specializes in dental veneers in Vancouver WA is the first step in the process. Your dentist can help you determine if veneers are right for you or if there is an alternate solution available.

To make you more familiar with dental veneers, we wanted to take a moment to help you understand how this procedure works.

Typically, making the decision to get veneers will require two to three trips to the dentist. The first visit will be for a consultation, and the following two visits are to custom make and apply the veneers. Here is how the veneering process works:

During your initial visit to the dentist to inquire about veneers, you will clearly explain to your dentist the smile that you want to accomplish. During this visit, your dentist will examine your teeth and determine if veneers are indeed a good solution for you. X-rays will likely be taken, and it’s possible that impressions will be made of your mouth and teeth during that visit too.

Next, in order to prepare for the veneers to be applied, your dentist will need to remove approximately half a millimeter of enamel from your teeth’s surface. This is because this is the thickness of the veneer that will be placed on your teeth. For your own comfort, you may decide that you want to numb this area with anesthesia.

One to two weeks later, your custom veneers will be available, and your dentist will clean, polish, etch, and bond your teeth before applying them.

To learn more about dental veneers in Vancouver, WA, please contact us at Padden Dental.

About Eric Dahlen

Eric Dahlen, DMD Padden Dental

Dr. Eric Dahlen is your local family dentist and enjoys making same day crowns in Vancouver, WA. Need a new smile? Are you suffering due to poorly shaped or damaged teeth? Dr. Eric has a special interest in endodontics. “I like endodontics because it is usually associated with a patient in pain. I like to get people out of pain and by doing so, their fear of dentistry reduces."

Give me a call today to schedule a consultation in our Padden Dental office by calling (360) 213-1999.

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