Veneers Specialist

PDX Smile Design

General and Cosmetic Dentistry located in Portland, OR

Do you have cracked teeth or discoloration that’s making you self-conscious? Olga Dontsova, DDS, and Victor Khlevnoy, DDS, at PDX Smile Design in Portland, Oregon, provide veneers to improve the appearance of your smile. These thin, porcelain layerings are bonded onto your natural teeth and conceal smile flaws without sacrificing functions such as chewing or speaking. To learn more about veneers and if they may be right for you, call the office or set up a consultation online today.

Veneers Q & A

What are veneers?

Veneers are thin porcelain layerings that improve the appearance of cosmetically flawed teeth. They are bonded onto your natural teeth and help conceal imperfections, such as:

  • Chips
  • Cracks
  • Gaps
  • Discoloration
  • Crooked teeth

With veneers, you can enhance your smile without oral surgery. It’s an excellent, cost-effective option that will last you many years to come. Veneers are sturdy and durable, so you can continue eating your favorite foods without worrying about damaging them.

How does the procedure for veneers work?

First, the team at PDX Smile Design will take detailed impressions of your teeth. These impressions will then be used to custom-produce your veneers. Also, at this initial visit, Dr. Dontsova or Dr. Khlevnoy will likely use special dental instruments to reduce the size of your teeth slightly. This is to ensure a snug fit for your new veneers.

Your veneers will probably take about two weeks to make. Once they’re ready, you’ll return to have them placed. Your dentist will use a special dental adhesive to bond your veneers on top of your natural teeth.

It may take some getting used to for the first few days or weeks, but soon enough your veneers will feel as good as they look.  

What are the benefits of veneers?

Veneers can truly look amazing and really change the way you feel about yourself. With a new and improved smile, you’ll see a huge boost in self-confidence and so will everyone around you. Don’t settle for less than your dream smile.

However, veneers don’t only offer cosmetic benefits. If you’re missing teeth, veneers can also help restore chewing, speech, and digestion abilities.

How long do veneers last?

With proper care, your veneers can last you up to 15 years, if not more. It’s important to try and treat your veneers like you would your natural teeth. That means you should still continue to brush and floss regularly.

Also, maintain your regularly scheduled visits for dental exams and cleanings. As your mouth changes naturally over time, it’s important to have the PDX Smile Design team monitor your veneers and make slight adjustments from time to time.

To see if veneers may be right for you, call the office or schedule a consultation online today.