Thi Nguyen, DMD -  - General Dentistry

Tacoma Dental Care

Thi Nguyen, DMD

General Dentistry & Cosmetic Dentistry located in Tacoma, WA

If you don’t like the appearance of your teeth, you may feel uncomfortable smiling or talking in public. Veneers can improve the look of cracked, stained, or misshapen teeth for a stunning new smile. The experienced team at Tacoma Dental Care provides all types of cosmetic veneers to enhance your appearance and boost your confidence. To schedule a consultation for veneers, call the office in Tacoma, Washington, today, or make an appointment online.

Veneers Q & A

What are dental veneers?

Cosmetic dental veneers are thin shells that cover the visible surface of your teeth to enhance their appearance. Veneers can be made of composite resin or porcelain. Resin veneers are the most affordable option, but porcelain veneers are popular because they look like real tooth enamel, they’re stain-resistant and durable. The team at Tacoma Dental Care designs custom-fitted veneers that perfectly match the color of the rest of your teeth.

Am I a candidate for veneers?

If your teeth have brown spots, discoloration, or other visible imperfections that affect the look of your smile, veneers may be right for you. Veneers can improve the appearance of:

  • Stained teeth
  • Cracked teeth
  • Misshapen teeth
  • Crooked teeth

Most of the time, veneers are used for cosmetic purposes. But, if you have weak teeth or tiny holes in the surface layers of your tooth enamel, your Tacoma Dental Care provider may also recommend veneers.

How are veneers installed on my teeth?

The team at Tacoma Dental Care begins with a full dental exam and a consultation to discuss your goals and make sure that veneers are the best option for your needs. The process of installing aesthetic veneers takes two visits.

At your first appointment, your skilled dentist prepares your teeth to receive your veneers by removing a thin layer of your surface tooth enamel. They also take a mold of your teeth for the lab to use when constructing your custom veneers.

At your next visit, your provider checks the fit of your veneers to make sure they’re comfortable and appropriately aligned for biting and chewing. Then, your dentist uses a dental adhesive and a special light to bond the veneers to your teeth.

Will my veneers require special care?

Your veneers are permanently bonded in place. With good oral hygiene, they can last 7-15 years. Brushing and flossing daily and having regular dental checkups will help extend the life of your veneers.

Don’t let stains or misshapen teeth keep you from sharing your smile. For a brilliant new look, schedule a consultation for veneers by calling Tacoma Dental Care today, or book an appointment online.