Yakima, WA Dentist
Reep Family Dental
3804 Kern Road Suite A
Yakima, WA 98902
(509) 388-0331
By Reep Family Dental
March 05, 2014
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Yakima   Veneers  
veneers yakimaAn increasingly popular cosmetic dental procedure, veneers can create a brighter, whiter smile that you have always wanted.  Dental veneers can also give you a perfectly aligned smile that has translucent qualities of ceramic materials to provide a completely natural, redefined look for your teeth.  Today, veneers provide a more natural look than what has previously been available.

Dental Veneers Restore Confidence in your Smile

Veneers are custom-designed shells consisting of a tooth-like ceramic material.  When applied over the surface of your tooth, worn enamel and uneven tooth alignment can be covered.  Additionally, other appearance defects can be easily altered.  Today, most veneers are made of porcelain because it resists stains better than any other material and has a light reflecting element that is similar to your natural teeth. 
Some problems veneers can commonly fix include:
  • Worn Enamel
  • Wear and Tear
  • Uneven Teeth
  • Accidental Damage
  • Discolored teeth
Veneers are best suited for more severe cases of dullness, wear, discoloration, mild chipping, cracking, spacing, or uneven teeth. For less dramatic dental changes, teeth whitening or bonding may be better options.
Typically, at least three dental visits are needed to complete the veneers process, which involves- diagnosis and treatment planning, preparation, and bonding.  To prepare your teeth for veneers, your dentist will lightly buff your teeth to allow for the small-added thickness of the veneer.  About half a millimeter of your tooth will be removed. 
An impression of your teeth is taken and sent to a dental lab where your veneers are custom fabricated.  At your next dental visit, your dentist will attach the veneers to your teeth with a special adhesive to keep them in place permanently.  During a two-week period of adjustment that follows your procedure, you may notice a slight change in the size and shape of your teeth. 

Veneers Cover-up Unappealing Gaps in your Smile

Not only do veneers add a noticeable whitening effect, but they can cover-up embarrassing gaps in your teeth.  Since veneers have the ability to transform your teeth, gaps are easily covered up and hidden.  Genetics may also play a role in the abnormal spacing between the teeth that continues to grow wider as people age.  With veneers, the genetic spacing can be eliminated and prevented.
A consultation with Dr. Nic Reep in Yakima about veneers is always necessary before you decide on the best procedure for whitening and perfecting your smile.  Veneers are not for everyone, but with proper treatment and check-ups, your dentist can decide the best treatments for bringing your smile back to life. 
If you are looking to eliminate stains or gaps in your smile, veneers may be the choice for you.  Visit our office for more information.