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Porcelain Veneers


When you want to truly look your absolute best, you should pay close attention to your teeth. A great smile can win almost anyone over, and at Pickens Family Dentistry we pride ourselves on creating the healthiest, bright smiles out there. We help you keep your teeth healthy and strong, of course, which helps ensure that your natural teeth are in place for a long time to come. We also use cosmetic dentistry to help you create the perfect smile that you have been dreaming of! In fact, we are pleased to offer our patients porcelain veneers, an incredibly popular form of cosmetic dentistry.

Cosmetic Dentistry & Veneers

You might be wondering what cosmetic dentistry is and how it differs from other dentistry. Cosmetic dentistry, much like cosmetic surgery, is a form of dentistry that focuses on the appearance of your teeth rather than being concerned purely with their health. Cosmetic dentists still want your teeth to be healthy, but they are also concerned with the overall aesthetic of your smile. When you are worried about perceived imperfections in your smile, we are here to help. We have the experience needed to create a perfect smile that looks and feels natural.

When to Use Veneers

Veneers with Dr. PickensWhen patients want to dramatically change the appearance of their smile, but still have teeth that look natural and bright, porcelain veneers are some of the best options out there. Porcelain veneers can be used to change everything about your teeth, from their color to their size, and even to their length and width. They can take a smile that is somewhat uneven or that has some teeth that are shaped significantly different than others and turn it into a perfect, uniform one. Porcelain veneers are probably the most popular option when it comes to altering the appearance of your smile.

The Veneer Process

When you decide to get porcelain veneers bonded to your teeth, the first thing your dentist will do is to take molds of your teeth to ensure that the resulting veneers fit your teeth like a second skin. The veneers are created from these molds, and you will have to come back in for a second visit once they have arrived to have them bonded into place. Your teeth will be slightly sanded down to ensure that the porcelain adheres well, and then the teeth are bonded into place after checking to ensure that your bite is right and everything looks good.

How Veneers Feel

You might wonder just how natural porcelain veneers can feel, and whether or not you will constantly be reminded that you are wearing veneers. The truth is that once the veneers are bonded into place, they will look and feel natural. You do not have to worry about feeling as though you have something on your teeth. Instead, the veneers will just become a part of your teeth. It helps to keep in mind the fact that veneers are, in general, quite thin.

For more information about porcelain veneers, contact Pickens Family Dentistry today at (360) 447-6355!
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Pickens Family Dentistry


7508 NE Vancouver Mall Dr.
Vancouver, WA 98662

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