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As time goes by, it’s possible for cosmetic imperfections to form on multiple teeth in your smile. This could come in the form of discolored tooth enamel, stained teeth, chips, or visually mismatched fillings. For a smile in this condition, Dr. Lyudmila Shur and the specialists at her Lynnwood, Washington, clinic might recommend dental veneers.

These are special porcelain shells that are created in a dental lab to match the unique shape of your teeth. The porcelain material will be shaded to look just like gleaming white tooth enamel. The dental-grade porcelain material will not be as receptive to stains as natural tooth enamel. This will help you maintain your white smile for many years to come.

Dr. Lyudmila Shur will start with a thorough examination of each tooth in your smile. It’s important to ensure each tooth has sufficient, healthy tooth enamel to anchor a veneer.

If there is an issue with a tooth, or if a cavity is discovered, Dr. Lyudmila Shur might recommend having the tooth completely restored with a dental crown.

Once all the teeth have been addressed, she will use a drill to remove a small amount of enamel from the face of each tooth. This prepares the surface of the tooth to securely hold the dental veneer in place. Then, she will create an impression of each tooth in your smile. This will be sent to a dental lab where your custom dental veneers will be produced.

You will need to come back for a second appointment when your new veneers are ready. Your dentist will then cement the veneers into place.

If you live in the Lynnwood, Washington, area and you are interested in having dental veneers improve your smile, you should call 425-741-2030 to schedule an appointment at Dr. Shur Dental.