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Porcelain Veneers – Portland, OR

Covering Cracks, Gaps, and Stains

Veneers are very thin wafers of porcelain, which are bonded to your natural tooth structure.  These can reshape the contours of the tooth (or teeth) and can change the color and length of the teeth.  It is a marvelous option for those who want a minimally invasive, long-term way to get a beautiful smile. If you’ve been thinking of making extensive corrections to your teeth, feel free to contact Advanced Dental Arts today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Teasdale and learn more about porcelain veneers.

Why Choose Advanced Dental Arts NW for Porcelain Veneers?

  • High Quality Porcelain Restorations
  • Addressing Several Flaws at Once
  • Stain-Resistant Material

Who is a Candidate for Porcelain Veneers?

Smiling woman

When considering any cosmetic treatment, it’s important to figure out exactly what corrections are being made. Veneers are extremely versatile and can be used to help patients suffering from any of the flowing cosmetic issues:

  • Cracked or chipped teeth (that are otherwise healthy)
  • Severe stains that don’t respond to whitening
  • Small gaps
  • Misshapen teeth
  • Teeth that appear to be too short

Because they can be used in so many different situations, veneers are usually suggested when a patient wants to make multiple corrections. The number of veneers you’ll receive depends largely on the changes desired and the number of teeth that are visible whenever you smile.

Since your teeth can still decay even after veneers have been placed, it’s important for you to be in good oral health before the procedure. We will need to treat any cavities or gum disease present in your mouth before moving forward with the treatment.

The Process of Getting Veneers

Porcelain veneers

First, we will need to thoroughly examine your mouth and take X-rays in order to determine whether porcelain veneers are suitable in your case. Once we’ve properly begun the process, we’ll remove a small amount (usually about half a millimeter) of enamel from the appropriate tooth or teeth. This is done to make room for the veneers. We can then take an impression of your smile so that a dental lab can use it to create your veneers.

It normally takes at least one to two weeks for your permanent veneers to be made; you’ll wear temporary versions during this time.

Once the veneers are ready, you’ll return for a second appointment. Dr. Teasdale will make any necessary adjustments to the fit and color of the veneers at this time. He can then roughen the surface of the tooth before attaching the veneers with a special cement that’s hardened by ultraviolet light.

Benefits of Veneers

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  • Veneers provide a natural tooth appearance while also hiding multiple flaws at once.
  • The porcelain used to make your veneers is well-tolerated by the gums, and it tends to be very resistant to stains.
  • We can color your veneers so that they match your other teeth.
  • Compared to crowns that cover the entire tooth, veneers are much more conservative and don’t require as much shaping of the tooth.

Alternatives to Veneers

Porcelain veneers on teeth

If your teeth already have larger fillings, suffer from deep decay, or need to be repositioned or rotated, then perhaps an all-porcelain crown may be the better option.  Because they cover the entire tooth, crowns often allow for a more ideal restoration.  And because we can use a different type of porcelain, full crowns are often stronger than veneers and can be oriented to absorb greater biting forces.

Crowns have many uses and essentially give us full control over the tooth position, shape, and contours, and esthetics. They can even be the basis for restorations like bridges that can replace a missing tooth. With beautiful, strong, and natural-looking results that will last over the long-term, who could ask for anything more?

Understanding the Cost of Veneers

woman being fitted for veneers in Portland

What is the cost of veneers in Portland? It largely depends on how many you need and what type of flaws they are being used to correct. There isn’t a fixed price for veneers, but we can give you a cost breakdown when you come in for a consultation so you know exactly what to expect. How does their cost compare to other cosmetic services you can choose from? Are there ways you can make veneers more affordable? You’ll find the answers to these questions and more when you click the button below!

How Veneers Compare to Other Treatments: What’s Right for You?

young woman thinking about cosmetic dentist in Portland

Veneers are one of the most popular cosmetic services in the world, but it isn’t the only one we offer! Depending on your needs and goals, we may recommend a variety of services that are better suited to your situation, and each one has its own unique price point:

  • Invisalign: This treatment is designed to straighten crooked, crowded, and gapped teeth while allowing the patient to avoid the hassle of metal braces. And, at ADANW, you can get this treatment for as little as $199 a month with our special offer!
  • Teeth Whitening: If you have noticeable stains or discoloration, our Zoom! in-office whitening treatment can give you the bright, beautiful smile you desire in as little as an hour. It costs less than veneers in most cases, but it can only be used to improve the color of your teeth, not their size or spacing.
  • Dental Bonding: If you have only a few minor flaws, Dr. Teasdale might be able to make them disappear using dental bonding, which involves applying a color-matched resin to your teeth and literally sculpting them to perfection. While this treatment is more affordable than veneers, the results don’t look quite as natural, and its lifespan is a little shorter as well. However, it’s the best option if you want a quick fix, as the procedure only takes one appointment.
  • Veneers: Veneers tend to be more expensive compared to other cosmetic treatments, but this is because they are able to accomplish so much with a single procedure. Each veneer is 100% custom-made for each patient and can enhance every aspect of the teeth, and then the results can be trusted to last for 15-20 years. In most cases, it’s an investment that more than pays for itself over time.

How to Make Veneers Affordable

woman talking about cost of veneers in Portland with dentist

It’s important to know that veneers are typically not covered by dental insurance because they are considered to be an elective procedure. However, if a veneer is being used to repair a tooth (after it has been broken or cracked), then certain plans may provide some coverage.

For most patients, however, the simplest way to make paying for veneers easy is to sign up for low-to-no interest financing, which you can do right through our website. With CareCredit, the price of your veneers will be broken up into small monthly installments that fit comfortably into your budget, and you won’t have to deal with any hidden fees, surprise charges, or prepayment penalties.

Of course, to figure out what works best for your teeth and wallet, all you need to do is schedule a consultation with our team, and we’ll be able to lay out a smooth and seamless path to the smile you’ve always wanted!

Veneers FAQs

Woman on pink background with questions about veneers in Portland

Are you interested in perfecting your smile with veneers in Portland? It’s likely that you have a few questions! We want to give you all the information you need to make a confident and informed decision about your oral health. That’s why we encourage you to come visit us for a consultation, where we’ll be happy to walk you through every part of the process. In the meantime, we’ve gathered some of the most common questions we get about veneers below so you can learn more about them. As always, if you don’t see the answers you’re looking for, don’t hesitate to give us a call!

How Long Do Veneers Last?

Our veneers are made from durable, high-quality dental porcelain for optimal results. Not only do they resist staining, but they are chip- and crack-resistant as well! Generally, veneers will last about 15 years. However, you can extend their lifespan to 20 years or more with healthy dental habits! By the same token, if you don’t take care of your veneers, you may need to have them replaced sooner.

How Many Veneers Will I Need?

Veneers are an individualized treatment, and each one is precisely made to go over a specific tooth. That means if you only have one tooth that’s bothering you, you can have it fixed up with one veneer! However, we generally recommend getting veneers in pairs. Many patients find that getting veneers on their front two, four, six, or eight teeth offers the most stunning and seamless results. This treatment is 100% customized so you can get exactly the type of results you’re looking for, and we’ll help you review your options during your consultation.

Does It Hurt to Get Veneers?

At first, hearing that getting veneers requires having some enamel removed may sound somewhat daunting. However, we assure you there’s nothing to fear! The layer that needs to be removed is very thin, only about as thick as a contact lens. This tiny alteration is all that’s needed to ensure the veneer blends in perfectly with your smile and forms a strong bond with the front of your tooth. Removing the enamel is practically painless, but we’ll numb the area anyways to ensure you’re as comfortable as possible. After your veneers have been placed, it’s natural to experience slight tooth sensitivity. Fortunately, this symptom should be mild, easy to manage, and fade on its own within a few days.

Are Veneers Expensive?

It’s no secret: veneers have a higher price tag than many other cosmetic dental services. Plus, they’re rarely covered by dental insurance. However, that doesn’t mean that veneers can’t be a financially achievable goal for you! One of the best ways to make your new smile more affordable is with the help of CareCredit financing. They offer a variety of payment plans that often have low- to no-interest rates. You can get your veneers right away, and then pay for them over time in smaller, more manageable monthly chunks. To learn more about CareCredit , don’t hesitate to contact us !