Porcelain Veneers – Hillsboro, OR
We Can Create Your Dream Smile
At The Dentists at Orenco Station, we can address virtually all of your smile issues. Maybe you have darkened, broken, chipped, gapped, cracked, or irregularly shaped teeth. If so, porcelain veneers offer a one-procedure fix for all of these, and other, cosmetic problems.
Understanding What Porcelain Veneers Are
Porcelain veneers are very thin translucent shells that fit over the front surfaces of your teeth. They’re custom-made in a dental lab so that they are the perfect size, shape, and color to recreate your smile. At The Dentists at Orenco Station, they’re happy to offer porcelain veneers to patients from Hillsboro and all surrounding areas.
Benefits of Porcelain Veneers
The main advantage of porcelain veneers is their natural look. They reflect light the same way enamel does. In addition, porcelain veneers are strong, functional, beautiful, and stain resistant. Since porcelain is a biocompatible material, porcelain veneers won’t irritate your gingiva (gum tissue). With porcelain veneers, you won’t have a reason to hide your smile ever again!
The Process of Getting Porcelain Veneers
In only two visits to our Hillsboro office, we can complete the entire procedure and give you a new smile. We will begin by preparing your teeth for your veneers, and making molds. Then the molds are sent to a dental lab, where a technician crafts each veneer for each tooth. Finally, the customized porcelain veneers are returned to us, and we will fit them to your teeth. In no time at all, you’ll have long-lasting results and a smile you’ll want to share with others.
Porcelain Veneers FAQs
Maybe you have been considering getting porcelain veneers in Hillsboro, but you’re still a bit hesitant. After all, they can be considered a bit of an investment. Rest assured that they are well worth it. We have had several patients receive porcelain veneers and not regret a thing. Instead, their lives have been massively improved with their new smiles thanks to their veneers. If you’re still apprehensive, keep reading below to learn the answers to some of our most frequently asked questions about porcelain veneers.
How Long Do Porcelain Veneers Last?
One of the great things about porcelain veneers is their potential for longevity. Once they have been placed, they are able to last upwards of 10 to 15 years, provided you properly maintain them. You actually don’t need to do anything special to take good care of your veneers, beyond what you already do to your natural teeth. Simply brush and floss every day and attend checkups and cleanings with us twice a year. Also, invest in a mouthguard if you play sports to protect your veneered teeth from injury.
Will My Porcelain Veneers Look Natural?
Absolutely! Your cosmetic dentist in Hillsboro will take everything about your face into account when designing your veneers, such as your face shape, skin tone, and the state of your surrounding teeth. For this reason, no two veneers are exactly alike. Each one is custom-made to fit our exact specifications and blend in with your smile and face. In fact, onlookers shouldn’t even be able to tell that your veneers aren’t a “natural” part of your smile!
Am I a Good Candidate for Porcelain Veneers?
If you have aesthetic imperfections in your teeth, such as chips, cracks, minor gaps, stains, or generally misshapen teeth, then porcelain veneers may be just the treatment you need to create your dream smile. However, we ask that your mouth be infection-free before you undergo any purely cosmetic treatment. If we examine your mouth and find any cavities or gum disease, we must address those issues prior to placing veneers.
Are Porcelain Veneers Permanent?
In order for the veneers to not appear bulky in your smile, we’ll have to prepare your affected teeth by shaving off an ultra-thin sliver of enamel. Enamel does not grow back once it has been removed. For this reason, porcelain veneers are indeed considered a permanent treatment. Your teeth will always need some kind of protection going forward, whether you choose to continue wearing veneers or switch to dental crowns.
Will It Hurt to Get Porcelain Veneers?
Thanks to advancements in modern dental technology, you should experience minimal discomfort during your veneers placement. We’ll administer a local anesthetic before prepping your teeth and installing your veneers so that you don’t feel much at all. For a few days following your procedure, though, you can expect to deal with some minor soreness. In general, the more veneers you received, the more discomfort you’ll feel. However, this should be nothing that can’t be managed by taking an over-the-counter pain medication like ibuprofen as directed on the bottle.
Dr. Brandon Kearbey and Dr. Malinda Kearbey provide family, cosmetic, restorative, and sedation dentistry to Hillsboro. They understand the special needs and expectations of families and professionals. The Dentists at Orenco Station also serve the communities of Forest Grove, Beaverton, Cornelius, and Rock Creek. We invite you to make your appointment now!