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Portland Porcelain Veneers

A woman smiling at the beachOver the years, it’s easy for teeth to go through some hard times, even if you practice oral care and make regular dental visits. Stubborn stains can make you feel self-conscious about showing off your smile more often. Cosmetic chips due to trauma can be unsightly. Gaps or misalignment can be frustrating, especially if you don’t want to undergo orthodontic treatment. Regardless of the imperfections you’re dealing with, you don’t have to settle nor resort to several different treatments to get the smile you’ve always wanted. If you’re interested in the most comprehensive cosmetic treatment to date, contact our dentist in Portland at RiverPlace Dental to schedule your consultation.

What are Porcelain Veneers?

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Porcelain veneers are cosmetic restorations made from dental ceramics. Unlike dental crowns, veneers are ultra-thin and designed to sit flush against natural teeth in order to cover imperfections, change the overall shape of teeth or make teeth appear more even. Each veneer is customized to match your existing teeth exactly in order to make them look as natural as possible. Once created, the veneers are bonded to your teeth and cared for just like your natural teeth.

Benefits of Porcelain Veneers

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Not only are porcelain veneers a great long-term solution for cosmetic imperfections, but they’re also ideal for solving many issues at the same time. Through porcelain veneers, it’s easy to fix:

No other treatment works to improve the appearance of your smile as quickly and significantly as porcelain veneers. In just two appointments, your dentist can examine your teeth and take impressions of your smile and in about two weeks, your permanent veneers will be ready for placement.

Learn About the Process

After you’ve had a conversation with your dentist about the imperfections you’d like to fix, they’ll begin the process of lightly buffing down your enamel in order to make room for the veneers. The amount buffed is very minimal, but permanent, so keep this in mind. Once buffed down, the dentist will take impressions and send them off to a lab to create the final restoration. During this time, you’ll wear temporary veneers to help you get acclimated with your new smile.

When you come back, you’ll have the temporary veneers replaced with your permanent versions and get the chance to confirm that your smile is exactly the way you wanted. If not, our dentist will perform adjustments as needed until you’re fully satisfied.

How to Care for Porcelain Veneers

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Porcelain veneers don’t require any special maintenance to care for. In fact, dental porcelain is less susceptible to staining because it lacks the many cracks and crevices typically associated with natural tooth enamel. However, if the veneers become damaged, they can become more vulnerable to stains, so take note of the following tips.

With the right care, your veneers can last 10 to 15 years and even longer! To get started on your journey for a smile worth dreaming for, schedule an appointment with our cosmetic dentist in Portland today!

Understanding the Cost of Veneers

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Many people attribute veneers with a hefty price tag, but they aren’t out of your budget. Believe it or not, veneers can be the most cost-effective method of treating several aesthetic concerns. Various factors affect the cost of veneers in Portland; however, Dr. Megan McInnis strives to keep confident smiles affordable for everyone. After learning more about your goals and budget, she’ll explain all your options to make the best investment.

Cost VS Cosmetic Dentistry: What's Right For Me?

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Continual advancements in dentistry provide more procedures than ever to treat common cosmetic concerns, like discoloration, alignment issues, or broken teeth. After examining your mouth and discussing your preferences, Dr. McInnis will explain all your options, including the pros/cons and cost of each. Although every case differs, you may be a candidate for:

  • Braces: Brackets and wires aren’t the only method to fix bite and alignment issues. Clear aligners provide a discreet solution. While both methods are effective, the average treatment plan is between 12 to 24 months, which can be a long commitment if you only have minor alignment concerns.
  • Teeth Whitening: A professional whitening system can get teeth up to 8 shades whiter. Unfortunately, not all stains respond to whitening treatments, like those caused by medications. However, when used on surface stains, your smile can stay bright for several months to years with the right maintenance.
  • Direct Bonding: Direct bonding offers a lot of bang for your buck. Composite resin is shaded to match the color of your enamel to provide natural-looking results. It’s an affordable method to fix minor cosmetic and restorative problems, like decay or chips.
  • Veneers: A veneer covers the front surface of a tooth, improving its color, size, and shape. When applied to the teeth most visible when smiling, they can hide multiple cosmetic issues simultaneously, like stains, chips, and gaps. After 2 appointments, you can have a picture-perfect smile that can last a decade or longer with veneers in Portland.

We will provide you with a personalized estimate and explain the fees, so you will know exactly what you will have to pay before committing to anything.

How to Make Veneers Affordable

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You don’t have to be a celebrity to benefit from cosmetic dentistry. Your cosmetic dentist in Portland offers many solutions to keep a confident smile affordable. We will review all your options during your consultation, which include:

  • Traditional Payments: Our office accepts all traditional payment methods, including cash, checks, and credit cards.
  • Dental Insurance: It’s rare for dental insurance to cover elective procedures, but there are expectations, such as if the treatment is medically necessary like to repair a broken tooth. Depending on your coverage and treatment, your insurance may pay 50% to 80% of the cost after meeting your deductible.
  • In-House Membership Plan: You can enjoy discounted services for a membership fee.
  • Patient Specials: Ask us about any current patient specials.
  • Third-Party Financing: Pay for your new smile using monthly installments through a third-party financing company, like CareCredit.

If you are ready to invest in the smile you desire, contact our office today to request your consultation.

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