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Have you ever wished that your smile could be a bit brighter and more even? If so, porcelain veneers may be the answer. Porcelain veneers are thin shells of porcelain that are placed over the front surfaces of your teeth to enhance their overall appearance. In this blog post, we’ll take a closer look at how porcelain veneers can help improve your smile.

What Can Porcelain Veneers Do for My Smile?
Porcelain veneers can do wonders for your smile! With just one procedure, they can give you a straighter, whiter, and more even-looking smile. They can also correct chips or cracks in your teeth, create a uniform shape and size for all of your teeth, and fill gaps between teeth. The natural translucency of porcelain replicates the light-reflecting qualities of enamel which allows the veneer to blend in with the rest of your teeth for an even more natural look.

In about two weeks or less, you could have a brand-new smile that is ideal for your facial balance. Some of the cosmetic flaws that can be hidden behind veneers include:

Stains on enamel
Deep or internal tooth discolorations
Crooked teeth
Uneven or short teeth

How Are Porcelain Veneers Placed?
Getting porcelain veneers is relatively simple compared to other cosmetic procedures. First, your First Smile Family dentist will examine your teeth to determine if you are a good candidate for porcelain veneers. Once they have determined that you are eligible, they will prepare the affected area by removing some enamel from each tooth. This is done so that the porcelain veneer lays flush against each tooth without changing its position or causing any discomfort when biting down. Then impressions will be taken of both sets of teeth which will be sent out to a dental lab where custom-made veneers will be created just for you. Finally, after about two weeks once the custom-made veneers have been received back from the lab, they will be bonded onto each tooth using special dental cement which gives them an extra secure fit so they won’t come off over time.

If you want a new smile, veneers are a permanent solution to change your smile’s appearance. Our cosmetic dentist at First Smile Family Dental will discuss what you want to achieve with your new smile. Thanks to our state-of-the-art dental technology, Dr. Nguyen can design your new smile digitally so you can see what your new smile will look like before it is created in a dental lab. So why wait? Consult with your Federal Way dentist today about getting porcelain veneers so you can start flashing those beautiful smiles again!

Posted on behalf of First Smile Family Dental

32717 1st Ave S., Suite 9
Federal Way, WA 98003

Phone: (253) 785-7323


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Every other Sat: 8:00am-3:00pm


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We look forward to meeting you and helping you achieve your best smile.

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  • Susan C.

    I absolutely LOVE Dr. Nguyen! She was kind, compassionate, and exactly what I need in a dentist! She made me feel comfortable right away and genuinely cared about me as a person, AND the health of my teeth!

  • Terry H.

    From the time my husband and I walked in the door to walking out it was absolutely amazing!! The care from the receptionist to the technician to the dentist was without a doubt the most professional caring understanding staff. I am not one who enjoys the dentist but they made it so that I was very relaxed and look forward to going again.

  • Kyle G.

    Top of the line customer service from the front desk to the dental chair. Really happy with not only the doctor, but her assistant and everyone that worked there. The cleaning was expertly done, all photos and decisions were thoughtfully explained and I learned new things about my teeth that I did not know before.

  • Teo T.

    AMAZING! The best dentist I have ever been to! I felt well taken care of. I was greeted right when I walked in. The Center is very clean. Dr. Nguyen and her staff are very nice and they pay attention to detail to make sure you get the best dental care! I would definitely recommend to anyone who needs dental care to come to this place for excellent service.

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