Family & General Dentistry located in Federal Way, WA

Veneers services offered in Federal Way, WA

If you’re worried about cracks, chips, or discoloration in your smile, consider veneers. David Rubinov, DDS, and the team can improve the shape, color, and size of your teeth with veneers at Federal Way Dental in Federal Way, Washington. Veneers only take two visits to place and require no ongoing treatments to maintain. Call the office today or schedule an appointment online to learn more. 

Veneers Q&A

What are veneers?

Veneers are thin porcelain or laminate coverings that adhere to the surface of your teeth. These fine shells mimic the appearance of your teeth while changing their shape, color, size, or length. The Federal Way Dental team can customize veneers to create the smile you want without the discomfort or downtime of more invasive cosmetic procedures.

What types of cosmetic concerns can veneers address?

Veneers cover imperfections in your teeth, allowing your smile to appear brighter, whiter, and more uniform. These porcelain shells can address a wide range of cosmetic concerns, including:

  • Chipped teeth
  • Fractured teeth
  • Misshapen teeth
  • Overly long or short teeth
  • Gapped teeth
  • Mildly misaligned teeth

The Federal Way Dental team may also recommend veneers if you have tooth discoloration that hasn’t responded to teeth whitening. Individuals with brown or grey discoloration may not be ideal candidates for traditional teeth whitening. Veneers can brighten your teeth without the upkeep of whitening treatments.

What can I expect when getting veneers?

Veneers usually take two to three visits to place. During your initial consultation, the team performs a comprehensive dental exam to determine whether you’re a good candidate. Next, they prepare your teeth for veneers.

After cleaning your teeth, the team removes a small amount of enamel from their surface. Removing this portion of enamel allows veneers to integrate seamlessly with your teeth without appearing artificial. 

The team takes digital impressions of your teeth to create your custom-made veneers. This process can take about two to three weeks, so you may wear temporary veneers in the meantime. 

When you return to Federal Way Dental, the team removes your temporary veneers and cleans your teeth. Then, they etch the surface of your teeth to help the veneers bond. Finally, the team places the permanent veneers and cements them in place after making any necessary adjustments.

How do I care for veneers?

While veneers usually require very little maintenance, making a few changes to your oral hygiene routine helps protect your restorations for 30 years or more*. The team may recommend:

  • Flossing once or twice on a daily basis
  • Using a nonabrasive toothpaste and toothbrush
  • Brushing in between meals
  • Rinsing with an antiseptic mouthwash

Always stay up-to-date with your routine dental exams and cleanings to ensure your veneers remain in top-quality shape.

Call Federal Way Dental today or schedule an appointment online to learn more about veneers.

*Individual results may vary