If your smile is plagued with chips, cracks, heavy staining, or even mild misalignment, a simple solution is getting porcelain veneers to semi-permanently conceal the damage. At EZ Dental Clinic in Bellevue, Washington, our team, designs and attaches your veneers to give you a smile that looks flawless. Call the clinic or use the online booking tool to reserve your consultation for veneers today.

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What are veneers?

Veneers are a simple solution for cosmetic damages and discoloration that don’t respond to teeth whitening. Put simply, veneers act like masks for your less-than-attractive teeth. They’re porcelain shells designed to match the front surfaces of your teeth to conceal imperfections.

When you get veneers at EZ Dental Clinic, the team designs them especially for you. They’re made to fit the contours of your teeth and match the color of your best-looking teeth so they don’t stand out.

Before securing them into place, your dentist removes a thin layer of enamel from the front of the tooth getting a veneer to make room for the thin porcelain shell. The veneer replaces the enamel.

What do veneers cover?

You can get veneers to cover nearly any flaw in your smile that doesn’t involve severe misalignment or disease. Veneers are purely a cosmetic treatment, so they won’t magically align your teeth or treat and prevent damage.

You can get one or more custom veneers to conceal these and other defects:

  • Darkening
  • Heavy stains
  • Cracks
  • Chips
  • Short teeth
  • Wide gaps between teeth
  • Awkward teeth shapes

Once your veneers are cemented on and secure, they look just like your natural teeth. The team at EZ Dental Clinic makes sure that your veneers don’t look too large or too white among your other teeth.

Your teeth should look perfectly uniform when your treatment is complete, and the team teaches you to care for your veneers to keep them looking great.

How long do veneers last?

Porcelain veneers are notoriously strong and sturdy in the face of normal chewing and biting habits. While a veneer won’t hold up well on a molar (those are better treated with crowns), the veneers on your front teeth can last for 10-20 years or longer.

Since your dentist removes some enamel to attach your veneer, you’ll need to wear a veneer for the remainder of your tooth’s life. If your veneer chips, cracks, or starts to look less than ideal, don’t hesitate to make another appointment at EZ Dental Clinic for a replacement. You should avoid crunching down on solid objects like pencils and ice cubes to make your veneers last.

If you’re interested in improving the appearance of your smile with a pristine set of veneers, call EZ Dental Clinic or book an appointment online today.