Porcelain Veneers in Portland
The instant makeover for your smile.
Unhappy with your smile? At Advanced Dentistry, we offer porcelain veneers as part of our top-to-bottom approach to restoring your dental health. Teeth veneers are created to cover up problem teeth and give you a perfect smile. By evaluating your mouth as a whole and ensuring overall oral health before we start treatment, we’re able to create precise, durable, and natural-looking results. If you’re ready to put your best smile forward, ask us about dental veneers.
"Calm and relaxed atmosphere, personable staff, this office has everything dialed in to provide a comfortable and professional experience. Dr. Manning’s ability to put you completely at ease is coupled with an expert skill set. The procedure was painless and much shorter than I expected. I will definitely refer my friends to this office."
What are dental veneers?
Made from natural tooth-colored materials, veneers are long durable, thin porcelain shells that attach to the front of your teeth.
The result is a brand new smile, free from imperfections like:
- Small chips or cracks
- Rough worn areas
- Stains or discolorations
- Large gaps
Contrary to what you may have heard, the procedure for veneers does not ruin your teeth. When you work with a specialized dentist, your veneers are carefully designed to fit perfectly over your teeth and restore the shape, color, and overall appearance of your smile.
Health benefits of veneers
So many people view veneers as a way to perfect their smile, but at Advanced Dentistry, they’re so much more than that. Veneers work by restoring the strength and integrity of your tooth:
- Providing a protective shell around your teeth
- Preventing future fractures, chips, and cracks
- Closing gaps, making it harder for food particles and bacteria to flourish
- Preventing tooth sensitivity and staining
- Anything else??
Veneers are more than just a cosmetic solution. Our prosthodontists will ensure your teeth veneers benefit your overall dental health and wellness.
The Advanced Dentistry Advantage
With little room for error, it’s important that you work with a highly-trained, aesthetically-motivated prosthodontist to complete your veneer treatment. That’s exactly what you’ll get here at Advanced Dentistry. Drs. Halmos and Manning are the recognized experts on restoring your smile.
We take a comprehensive approach, ensuring your veneers treatment isn’t masking a bigger issue. As Harvard-educated prosthodontists, we can successfully complete even the most complicated cases.
Additionally, unlike other Portland prosthodontists, we have a highly trained ceramist on staff, allowing us to complete your veneer restoration in fewer visits. Our in-house ceramist will meet with you chairside to custom color match your veneers and ensure your finished smile looks amazing.
New patient information
As a specialized practice, we’re proud to provide a patient experience unmatched in the Portland area. It all starts with an initial appointment where we’ll evaluate your dental health and figure out whether or not you’re a good candidate for veneers.
This visit includes:
- 90 minutes of one-on-one time with our doctor
- Review of your dental and medical history and any additional diagnostic records including x-rays
- Thorough dental examination, including a head and neck exam, oral cancer screening, and a full tooth and gum analysis
- Discussion regarding our initial findings and how veneers can help achieve your goals
After your first appointment, we’ll invite you back to our office for a complimentary follow-up consultation where we’ll outline your treatment plan, answer questions about the cost of porcelain veneers and payment options, and schedule your treatment.
Questions? We Can Help
Do veneers ruin your teeth?
No, porcelain veneer does not ruin your natural teeth. In fact, tooth veneers actually strengthen and protect your natural teeth. This is especially true if you’re currently suffering from tiny chips and cracks. These small imperfections can reduce the strength and integrity of your entire smile! Your veneers will act as a protective shell that prevents fractures and other damage. Also, veneers are much more conservative than crowns, or caps, giving the teeth much more longevity.
How long do dental veneers last?
Many of our patients wonder if veneers are permanent. On average, porcelain veneers last for 10 years. However, with proper maintenance and care, your veneers can last for much longer, even up to 20 years!
What are the leading reasons a veneer needs to be replaced?
This is a great question and one that depends on each person individually. The most common reasons for replacement are receding gums that then show where the veneer meets the tooth, the veneers no longer match the remaining natural teeth because teeth with darken with time, fracture of the porcelain after years of use, or decay/staining at the junction of the veneer and tooth.
How do dental veneers work?
Veneers are durable and thin porcelain shells that are bonded to the front of your teeth to cover up and correct damage. Veneers are custom-made to your mouth, created to fit perfectly and match the color and shape of your natural smile.
Are porcelain veneers worth it?
No two smiles are the same, so there is never a one-size-fits-all answer. By evaluating your mouth as a whole and considering not only your cosmetic goals but also your oral health, we’ll help you understand whether or not tooth veneers are worth it for you. However, veneers are often a great solution for those with small imperfections or dental health concerns but who may not need a full mouth rehabilitation. Depending on what your concerns are and what goals you have for your smile, veneers can be an excellent option.