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By Reep Family Dental
August 08, 2016
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Veneers  

Countless surveys rank “a nice smile” at the top of the list of desired physical attributes. The appearance of your teeth can significantly affect how healthy and young you look to other people. If you want to show off your best smile possible at your next big social affair or business meeting, learn more about porcelain veneers. For many patients of Reep Family Dental in Yakima, WA, getting dental veneers is a life-changing experience that helps them regain their confidence. 

What Are Veneers?
When your natural teeth don’t give you the smile that you’d like, dental veneers can.veneers Veneers are translucent tooth coverings that have a similar look and feel to contact lenses. They can be bonded to the front of your teeth and shaped to give you a whole new look when you smile. They help with the following common cosmetic problems:

  • Too-small teeth.
  • Gapped teeth.
  • Slightly protruding or crooked teeth.
  • Yellowed or stained teeth that can’t be whitened.

How Veneers Are Installed
The process of installing new veneers takes about two or three appointments with your Yakima cosmetic dentist. Your natural teeth have to be healthy enough to support the veneers before they are installed. Before the installation appointment, a small amount of enamel is removed from the front of each tooth in the treatment plan to make room for the veneers. At the final appointment, they are securely bonded to the surface and adjusted by the dentist, then your beautiful new smile is revealed.

Your Best Smile Possible
Many patients are amazed by how much better they look when they get veneers. Porcelain veneers don’t just brighten up your teeth, they brighten up your entire face. Studies have shown that when your teeth are whiter and straighter, it makes you look younger and healthier. Veneers will give you a better smile for as many as 20 years with good dental care.

Make Today the Day
If you’ve been thinking about getting veneers to improve your smile, but have been delaying for one reason or another, make today the day. Call Reep Family Dental in Yakima, WA today at (509)-248-0986 to set up a consultation appointment.

By Reep Family Dental
September 26, 2014
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Veneers  
Is a new sense of self-confidence in your appearance important to you?  Do you often hide your smile due to embarrassing dental blemishes?  There is no reason to put up with gaps in your teeth or teeth that are stained, badly shaped or crooked. For self-improvement month, try veneers from our Yakima, WA dental office!

Veneers ImageFactors that Affect the Color of your Teeth

Some people are born with teeth that are more yellow than others, while others have teeth that yellow with age.  Your natural tooth color can also be affected by an array of other factors including:
  • Tobacco
  • Drinking tea, coffee, or red wine
  • Eating highly pigmented foods such as cherries and blueberries
  • Accumulation of tartar deposits, which result from plaque that has hardened
  • Yellowing or graying of the teeth as part of the aging process
  • Trauma to the teeth that may result in the death of the tooth’s nerve

Benefits of Veneers

Most dental veneers are made of porcelain, which are favored by dentists because of their incredibly natural appearance.  Porcelain veneers are also translucent, which means that light permeates the surface rather than just bouncing off of it.  After penetrating the porcelain shell, the light then reflects off of the hard, opaque cement underneath.  The reflection comes from the inside of your tooth, giving it the luminous quality of the surrounding natural teeth. 
Another benefit of dental veneers is that they are created to match your natural teeth in terms of shape, size, and color, as they are made from a mold taken of your tooth.  Veneers can also improve both the appearance and the strength of your teeth.  Additionally, the veneers procedure is relatively quick, requiring only one easy appointment for improved teeth.
It is important that your dentist understands your objectives when undergoing the veneer procedure. Make an appointment to visit your dentist in Yakima, WA today for further assessment and treatment of your smile.   Restoring your smile is easy with dental veneers.
Did you already get the veneer procedure and are you loving your new look? We would love to hear about how it has improved your life! 
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.