If you're self-conscious about chipped or discolored teeth, veneers can be good option to bring back that shine to your smile. Raymond Hsu, DDS, MAGD, LLSR, provides patients with fittings and minimally invasive procedures for applying thin-layered veneers that fit onto your natural teeth. He practices at Wellness Centered Dentistry in Redmond, Washington office. For more information about restorative dentistry procedures like veneers, call or use the online booking tool today to set up a consultation with Dr. Hsu.
Veneers are thin layers, usually made of porcelain, that Dr. Hsu fits over your natural teeth to give your teeth a whiter, healthier look, or cover aesthetic problems like chipped or crooked teeth. They provide strength and resilience that simulates your natural tooth enamel, the protective outer layer of your teeth.
Veneers are an irreversible treatment, unless they erode naturally, so it’s important to thoroughly talk through all of the specifics with Dr. Hsu before deciding to get veneers.
Porcelain veneers can be created to match the color of your natural teeth. Your veneers are made in a dental lab where impressions taken by Dr. Hsu are used to help make veneers that fit over your natural teeth perfectly.
Dr. Hsu puts on your veneers using a strong adhesive substance to cement the veneers in place over your natural teeth. The procedure is minimally invasive and rarely involves any major complications. Dr. Hsu schedules regular follow-up visits to monitor your veneers and makes sure they are working out well.
If your smile suffers from issues like fractured or damaged teeth, discolored teeth, or missing teeth, you might be a good candidate for veneers. Dr. Hsu specializes in restorative dentistry, diagnosing and treating oral health issues, and can evaluate your condition to determine if veneers are the right treatment option for you.
He reviews your dental history, assesses your dental health, and discusses your oral hygiene habits with you before making a recommendation on veneers.
As long as you take good care of your teeth, your veneers should last for up to 15 years. Maintain good oral hygiene habits after you get your veneers to ensure they last. Having veneers, which improve the appearance of your teeth, doesn’t give you license to slack off. Keep brushing and flossing regularly, and perhaps try to limit foods that can stain or damage your teeth, including:
If you’re thinking about exploring veneers, call or use the online booking tool to set up an appointment to meet with Dr. Hsu.