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Porcelain Veneers Lake Oswego
If your teeth are marred by discoloration, chipped or cracked, worn down, or uneven, you know how uncomfortable these issues can be in everyday situations. Smiling wide becomes worrisome, pictures turn into a reminder of imperfections, and meeting new people is dampened by a constant fear of embarrassment.
Fortunately Dr. Yamaguchi has a wonderful solution for you – porcelain veneers. Our Lake Oswego office can bring your smile to brand new heights with this treatment, giving you both a whiter smile and more handsomely shaped teeth.
If you’ve been living under the shadow of an imperfect smile, free yourself and start smiling wider than ever with porcelain veneers. To see how this treatment can improve your life, contact Dr. Yamaguchi and her friendly staff
today to make an appointment.
Fitting and Receiving Veneers
Before a decision is made regarding porcelain veneers, Dr. Yamaguchi will determine whether the patient’s needs and goals will be best met by this particular treatment. Once it’s agreed that placing porcelain veneers is the right course of action, Dr. Yamaguchi and the patient will discuss how to customize the veneers, including the color, shape, and size of the prosthetics, for best results. This discussion helps ensure the patient gets results that are as close as possible to what he or she wants.
Once the look of the veneers has been decided, the first step of the treatment process involves stripping a small amount of enamel from the teeth being treated. This way the veneers can slip comfortably onto the teeth for a natural appearance.
An impression of the shaped teeth is then shipped to an off-site laboratory. From this impression, the individually customized set of porcelain veneers is made to exact specifications. (Once the impression is made the patient is given temporary veneers to keep the teeth protected.)
After the porcelain veneers are made and sent back to our office in Lake Oswego, the patient comes back in one last time to have his or her temporary set replaced with the custom-made veneers. Once securely attached to the teeth, any slight modifications or adjustments can be made to ensure an excellent fit.
A Long-Term Solution – Risks and Benefits
Since enamel is permanently removed from the tooth’s surface to make space for the veneers, this treatment is usually considered a life-long solution. If the veneers are cared for correctly post-procedure, they can provide a great smile for the patient for over ten years without having to be replaced.
Veneers are also susceptible to chipping, a bit more than natural healthy teeth. A small amount of extra caution can help prevent any damage to the veneers though, and normally becomes second nature to people with veneers.
Many people are extremely happy with their results when they receive veneers, and continue to for as long as they have them. This small treatment can have a radical effect on patients’ self-confidence and demeanor, making patients’ smiles turn from something they are afraid of revealing, to something they show off whenever they can.
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When it comes to your smile, trust the friendly and skilled touch of an experienced dentist like Dr. Yamaguchi. She and the staff at Dental Arts & Wellness are committed to providing the highest quality dental care and advanced treatment options like porcelain veneers to patients in Lake Oswego, Tigard, and West Linn.
Results from Our Happy Patients
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