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By Dr. Jill Markos
October 26, 2016
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Cosmetic Dentistry   Veneers  

Ready to give your smile a little makeover? Then it’s time to find out how dental veneers could help.

Are you looking to improve the color, shape or size of your teeth? If so, then dental veneers might be the ideal option for you. These thin veneersporcelain shells are an amazing dental restoration that our Vancouver, WA cosmetic dentist, Dr. Jill Markos, can’t wait for you to see. It’s truly amazing how much a smile can change when just these simple porcelain layers are adhered to the front of your teeth.

Are you dealing with a discolored smile that teeth whitening won’t fix? Do you have uneven, crooked, overlapping teeth? Do you have misshapen or cracked teeth? If so, then dental veneers may be able to help. Dental veneers, which are made from thin layers of porcelain, are an easy way to change the shade, length, shape or size of your smile.

Besides getting teeth whiter, veneers can also cover teeth that are a bit crooked. While they won’t be able to fix more complicated issues that only braces can, they can often be used straighten teeth that are slightly misshapen.

Before you can get dental veneers we will need to make sure you are right for treatment. This requires us to examine your smile to guarantee that teeth are healthy and cavity-free and have enough healthy tooth enamel to support veneers. Once we know that veneers are right for you we will start preparing your teeth for your new restorations.

While tooth preparation can often sound scary or invasive, don’t worry! We only need to remove a very minimal amount of tooth enamel. Of course, it is important that patients understand that enamel doesn’t grow back so once this is performed you cannot reverse your treatment.

Our Vancouver, WA cosmetic dentist will then take impressions of your teeth. The lab that custom designs your veneers will have ones that fit just right and look most natural. Temporary veneers may be applied to your teeth in the interim. It can take up to one to two weeks to get your permanent veneers.

Once your veneers are made you will come back into our office to have them placed. We will check the shape, fit and bite before applying them to your teeth with a bonding resin and then hardening it with a laser. You will now be able to leave our office with a brand new smile that you won’t be able to wait to show off!

Are you ready to find out if dental veneers are the right option for you? Then what are you waiting for? Call our Vancouver, WA restorative dentist Dr. Markos today to book a consultation with her.

By Jill Markos, DDS
February 12, 2015
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Veneers  

If you've had veneers placed on your teeth - or are looking to get them soon - there are some things you should know about taking proper care of them. After all, obtaining that perfect smile can only be long-lasting if you maintain your teeth and their new accommodations.

At Jill Markos, DDS, you'll find the professional and trustworthy care you've been seeking for your dental needs, as Dr. Markos and Veneersher certified dental associates make it their mission to leave your mouth with a smile.

Whether you have cracked, bent, or discolored teeth, veneers provide the solution for achieving that perfect smile. Veneers not only improve the aesthetic appearance of the individual tooth, they can correct crooked teeth and gaps between teeth as well!

Once you have custom-made veneers placed in your mouth, take a look at the primary steps you must take to ensure they stay in top condition:

  • Brush (and floss!) daily; at least twice with brushing and once with flossing
  • Don't delay your follow-up appointment(s) set for shortly after your veneer procedure (normally about 1-2 weeks)
  • Don't chew on hard things, like candy or writing utensils (a bad habit to begin with), which can taint the integrity of your veneers

It's possible that you'll notice a change in the size and shape of your teeth early on. Don't worry, though, as you'll get used to them soon enough, especially if you follow the aforementioned tips for caring for them!

Veneers will also last longer and have better color stability than dental options like bonding, and are even resistant to coffee, tea, and cigarette smoking and tobacco stains. For more information on the many benefits of having and maintaining your veneers, give Dr. Markos a call today at (360) 693-2544 for the dental answers you've been looking for right here in Vancouver, WA!