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Porcelain Veneers – Salem, OR

Transform Your Smile

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If you’re looking to cover any of your dental imperfections, porcelain veneers are a quick and effective way to transform your smile, improve your facial appearance, and increase your confidence. Drs. Travis and Christel Cochell are equipped to eliminate various cosmetic flaws at our office. You can trust your cosmetic dentist in Salem to listen to your goals, personalize your treatment and give you beautiful, natural results. If you’re ready to get started, contact us today.

Types of Imperfections Porcelain Veneers Can Address

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Porcelain veneers are ultra-thin, customized shells that cover the surface of your teeth. As one of the most popular, common, and versatile cosmetic treatments available, porcelain veneers can cover:

It is entirely up to you as to how many teeth you would like to cover with veneers. From one tooth to an entire set, your customized veneers will provide you with beautiful, renewed smile.

How Porcelain Veneers Are Made and Applied

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At Cochell Family Dentistry, we will always personalize your treatment plan to meet your desired goals and dental needs. After examining your oral health, we will begin by taking impressions of your teeth, which will be used to design your new smile for your approval prior to getting started with treatment.   This design set will help our lab technicians to construct your veneers. They will abide by the desired size, shape, and color we suggest, and craft your veneers with careful precision.

Once you are ready to get started, we will remove a small portion of the enamel from your tooth to ensure the veneer properly adheres. This part of the process is why porcelain veneers are irreversible. We will take highly accurate impressions of your prepared teeth.  This allows the lab to make custom fitted, high quality restorations specifically for you.

When the finished product is ready for placement.  We will use a low-UV curing light to harden the bonding agent, securing the veneer in place.

Should you feel anxious about your procedure, we are happy to offer nitrous oxide (laughing gas) or an oral medication to reduce any anxiety and calm your nerves. 

The Longevity of Porcelain Veneers and How to Care for Them

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Once your porcelain veneers are in place and you are satisfied with the results, with proper care, your veneers can last 15 years or more. To ensure their longevity, there are some tips we recommend that you follow:

Frequently Asked Questions – Porcelain Veneers

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Whether you have decided porcelain veneers are the right method of cosmetic treatment to hide your dental imperfections or you are still surveying your options, Drs. Travis and Christel Cochell want you to feel confident about your decision, which is why they have compiled a list of frequently asked questions about porcelain veneers for you to review. Should you have any additional questions, contact our office.

What happens if my porcelain veneer breaks?

As hard as you may try to be careful with your new smile, it is possible to accidentally break one of your veneers. If this happens, don’t panic. Try to stay calm and call our office to alert us to the situation. Try to retrieve any of the broken pieces and bring them with you to your appointment.

If the veneer falls off in one piece, it may be possible for our dentists to re-bond it to your tooth. If you chip your veneer, depending on the severity, we may be able to smooth it out; however, if the veneer is completely broken, the only way to fix the problem is to have dental lab technicians create a new one.

How can I avoid breaking my porcelain veneer?

In order to keep your new smile from becoming damaged, there are a few things you can do, such as:

Can porcelain veneers fade like normal teeth?

One of the many reasons patients choose porcelain veneers is because of their ability to cover stains and discoloration. While the coating on veneers is more stain-resistant than regular tooth enamel, your veneers can become stained or fade over time if you are not careful. How this happens can be the result of:

How many porcelain veneers will I need?

Although we will examine your oral health and provide a suggestion, it is solely up to you as to how many teeth you would like to be covered with porcelain veneers. Some patients prefer to have an entire set while others want only those teeth that are visibly seen. No matter what you choose, you can trust that your veneers will be custom-made to create a beautiful, fully transformed smile.

Am I a candidate for porcelain veneers?

Before you can move forward with receiving porcelain veneers, our team will examine your smile to check for any dental problems that could cause issues with your new smile. If you have cavities, tooth decay, or gum disease, it will be important for you to take care of those issues before having veneers placed. It is best to take care of any oral health problem before pursuing cosmetic treatments.

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