Understanding The Dental Veneer

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What are Dental Veneers?

Looking to “makeover” your smile?  If you are looking to correct any chips, gaps, spacing, irregularly shaped,  worn- down teeth, or tooth discoloration, dental veneers are one of the leading ways to get your most permanent desired smile.


Cosmetic Veneer implants are a very thin, custom-tailored sheath of natural colored tooth material.  Dental Veneer implants are permanently bonded to the teeth from either porcelain or resin composite materials. Porcelain is a very durable material, and can be matched to a very natural looking tooth for that desired smile. Porcelain dental veneer implants are considered a dental restoration just like a crown or filling. In some cases, it may be necessary to undergo the process of getting braces to achieve the desired smile a patient is looking for.


Snap- on veneers are a great option too. These are  available for people who would like to enhance their smile without committing to a permanent veneer implant.


What are the Benefits of Porcelain Veneers?


Porcelain veneers are considered one of the top permanent choices in dental veneer implants. The longevity reputation of porcelain veneer implants is well known to be 10  to 20 years with proper care and diligent maintenance. Along with being a painless or pain free procedure many patients opt in for this permanent porcelain veneer.


The request for Porcelain dental veneers are highly requested due to them being stain-resistant  and durable to most beloved beverages( in moderation)  and meals by patients. Some of these include coffee, tea, red wine, colas, dark juices, tomato-based sauces, soy sauce, and soft candy. Although these veneer implants can hold up to these products, brushing your beloved porcelain veneers soon after consuming any of these will reduce the chances of staining and dental veneer replacement.


Porcelain veneer implants are an easy, snappy, affordable way that you can hide imperfections and give you an incredible symmetrical natural looking smile. Veneer implants can actually improve your tooth structure since they are fixing your front teeth. Preparing for new veneer implants is a less invasive procedure than getting a crown. They  require less shaping than crowns and  porcelain veneers are stronger and tend to have a better, more natural looking appearance.


Expectations of the Veneer Process


The new porcelain veneer process usually takes 2-3 visits. During a preparatory appointment, the dentist and the patient will discuss the right color and custom made specifications for the teeth. Along with how the porcelain veneer will be placed, how to care for them, whether or not to use a sedation will be necessary. Also, any other concerns or questions the patient may have.


The only way for the porcelain veneer to adhere to the surface of the tooth is for the dentist to remove a very small layer of the tooth’s enamel( usually shaved off). The part of the procedure should be painless.  At this point the dentist will take measurements for a dental impression sto send to the lab to create the veneers. Temporary veneers will be applied chairside for you to wear until your porcelain veneers are ready. Temporary veneers are only made to last a few weeks, so it is imperative you adhere  to your next appointment to have your permanent porcelain veneers applied.


At your next appointment, your dentist will finally apply and adjust your permanent porcelain veneer implants. Your dentist will do this by putting a bonding cement activated by a special light beam. Once activated any excess bonding cement will surely be removed. The Porcelain veneer implants are now complete.The dentist will check your bite and verify it is comfortable and correct to your preference. As soon as the anesthetic( if necessary) has worn off, you are able to resume your normal eating and drinking with your new desired smile.


Aftercare of porcelain veneers can be easy. Brushing and flossing twice a day as usual. To ensure the longevity of your new porcelain veneers here is a preventive list that your dentist may add to:


  • Do not use your teeth to open anything
  • Do not chew on any objects ( fingernails)
  • Wear a mouthguard during sports
  • Use a dental night time guard for teeth grinding
  • Chew solid or rigid foods using your with back teeth


Dental Veneer Cost

Investing in your new porcelain veneer cost varies nationwide. The cost will vary significantly  depending on whether a full mouth of porcelain veneers are needed or only a few,  the condition of your teeth and prep work required to achieve the smile requested. The first  step is to undergo a consultation with a worldwide leading Diplomate dentist expert in implants such as Dr. Lampee.


Why Dr. Lampee for Veneers


Dr. Lampee is one of only 600 dentists in the world and the only one in Beaverton, Oregon who have reached Diplomate status with ABOI/ID. He is one of the very few full-service dental implant labs within the practice. Dr. Lampee is able to control the entire creation process which ensures the cost does not become too high for his patients.


Dr. Lampee and his team take pride in full transparency and honesty.  They truly care about their patients.  It is their passion to give patients back their life, with little down time and discomfort as possible for them to be able to chew again, smile again and have a healthy body again!  During the free consultation, Dr. Lampee will perform a thorough examination which will allow him to create a treatment plan.  He will review in detail every step of the process and each cost associated with the treatment received.When it is time to collect payment, there will not be a single fee that you did not expect.


Dr. Lampee and his staff understand the sacrifices patients make to invest in their new smile transformation.  They do not like surprises and treat their patients with the same respect and care they would expect from a doctor and team.  You can trust that at Dr. Lampee’s office you will be in the hands of an expert and his master staff.  Dr. Lampee also offers third-party financing options and will help you set it up if you qualify.  During your free consultation, they will review the options available to you. Please call our office at 503-646-CARE.



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