Transform your smile with porcelain dental veneers
Do you have something you’d like to change about the appearance of your smile? If so, you are not alone. Nearly everyone has imperfections in their smile, ranging from stains and chips to misalignment or asymmetry. At Kenner Dental Group in Burien, Washington, we offer a customized solution that enables you to completely transform your smile’s appearance in just a few visits: porcelain dental veneers.
What are porcelain veneers?
Porcelain veneers are very thin pieces of sturdy porcelain that are custom-crafted for your smile. Veneers are bonded onto the front surface of the teeth, where they can hide a wide variety of aesthetic issues, such as:
- Small gaps between teeth
- Mild misalignment
- Asymmetry in your smile
- Teeth that are oddly shaped or sized
- Chips in your teeth
- Gaps or pitting in the enamel
- Stains that are resistant to tooth whitening treatments
Getting porcelain veneers placed
The first step in revitalizing your smile with porcelain veneers is to schedule a personalized consultation with Dr. Kenner. In addition to performing an in-depth evaluation of your teeth, he will talk with you about your goals for your smile, treatment preferences, and your budget for your smile transformation. Based on this information, Dr. Kenner will provide an honest evaluation of whether porcelain veneers are a good option for your specific needs so you can make an informed, confident decision about your treatment. If veneers are not the best choice for you, we offer several other cosmetic dental treatment options, such as composite bonding and clear aligner therapy, to help you achieve the beautiful, straight teeth you’ve always wanted.
If you are ready to move forward with veneers, Dr. Kenner will custom-design your new smile so that it complements your unique facial features and personality. Before placing veneers, we may first need to prepare your teeth by removing a small amount of enamel (approximately 0.5-1 millimeter) from the front surface but, some patients’ teeth do not require any preparation. We will then take impressions of your teeth so that your veneers can be fabricated based on our precise specifications in a dental laboratory.
When your veneers are ready, you will come back into the office, and Dr. Kenner will make any minor adjustments needed to ensure a perfect fit. When you and Dr. Kenner are both satisfied with the appearance and fit of your custom veneers, he will affix them onto your teeth with a strong bonding agent.
Learn more in a consultation
If you are self-conscious about the look of your smile, porcelain veneers can be a terrific way to regain your confidence. Dr. William Kenner provides cosmetic dental care that blends artistry, precision, and the latest dental techniques to give you natural-looking, long-lasting results. To schedule your consultation, call our Burien practice today at (206) 208-2339!