A veneer is a thin, tooth-colored shell that is placed over teeth to correct multiple dental flaws. Bonded directly to your tooth enamel, veneers are versatile and perfect for transforming your entire smile. Because veneers are often made of porcelain, Dr. Howe and Dr. Dugan, our skilled dentists, are able to match the veneer to your natural tooth color or lighten your smile by multiple shades. At Riverfront Dental LLC, applying dental veneers in Salem, Oregon is done with great skill and care.
First, our dental team takes multiple molds and impressions of your teeth, from which your veneers will be custom made. We will also prepare the teeth to receive the veneers. Generally, the tooth is reshaped and gently buffed to help the veneer bond to the tooth’s surface. Once the dental veneers have been created at a high-tech dental laboratory and sent back to our dental office, we will make any necessary final adjustments, then cement the veneers into place. When taken care of properly, veneers normally last for up to 10 years. At subsequent check-ups, we will check your veneers for needed maintenance or repair to ensure they remain functional and beautiful. To learn more about dental veneers and how they can benefit your smile, please call or visit our dental office today.