Porcelain veneers – the “magic” behind dramatic smile transformations

Happy woman after having porcelain veneers

Our name, Creo Dentistry, celebrates creativity, ingenuity, and imagination. After all, our skilled dentist, Dr. Dan Hwang, applies his considerable technical experience and artistic aptitude to create stunning smiles. Few dental procedures in Marysville, Washington, and elsewhere allow a dentists’ skill to shine more than the porcelain veneers. Each veneer is a thin layer of durable dental porcelain that is masterfully designed, crafted, placed, and secured to the surface of a tooth to “mimic” the natural, protective enamel. Why would a patient seek out such a dental treatment? Great question! Porcelain veneers are one of the easiest, most pleasing to the eye, and long-lasting ways to disguise a range of common cosmetic imperfections, including: 

  • Chipped teeth 
  • Minor cracks 
  • Excess spaces between teeth
  • Stubborn discoloration 
  • Worn-down or stubby teeth
  • Teeth with irregular contours 

Basically, patients with healthy teeth and gums may be candidates for veneers. Patients with underlying tooth decay or other oral health and functional problems may be better candidates for restorative dental treatments, such as porcelain crowns. Treatment with a dental crown involves removing decayed or damaged tooth structure and building up the lost tissue with a material like ceramic. In this manner, the appearance and integrity of the tooth are restored. While crowns rebuild the entire portion of the tooth that is visible above the gum line, each veneer only replaces the front-facing surfaces of the tooth to be treated. If a patient is looking for a dramatic boost to their “smile appeal,” teeth in the smile zone may all receive veneers. They are a fantastic value. With good oral hygiene and regular visits to our office for professional cleanings and exams, veneers can last and last. Unlike other dental materials, they are resistant to stains. They are also unparalleled in their ability to replicate the properties of natural enamel. 

Schedule your consultation today. Dr. Hwang blends his expertise in smile aesthetics with advanced technologies to design veneers that look like natural teeth (not fake or plasticky) and that fit well and don’t jut out unnaturally or appear “oversized.” He precisely abrades a tiny bit of enamel to make room for these very thin, modern veneers. From there, information is collected about your teeth to make provisional or temporary veneers. Eventually, your approved permanent veneers will be made by our lab. We’ll ensure they suit you to a “T” before fixing them to the natural, prepared teeth. 

Bring your smile concerns to us! Contact Creo Dentistry in Marysville, WA at (360) 502-7217.

Veneers are thin handcrafted porcelain shields worn on the front of the tooth which improve the appearance of teeth that are chipped, cracked, stained or worn. Veneers are thin as contact lenses, and are an aesthetically pleasing option of closing gaps, lengthening teeth, and providing symmetry to make your smile more natural. Veneers are intended to last for many years without changing color. They are one of the most popular cosmetic procedures in dentistry. Ask your dentist if veneers may be right for you.