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By Mike White, DDS
March 20, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Veneers   cosmetic dentistry  

If you have problems with your teeth, showing off your smile may not be something you feel you can do. However, your dentist can help veneersyou restore your smile and makeover your appearance with porcelain dental veneers. But what are veneers and what can they mean for your smile? Get more information on veneers with Dr. Michael White and his practice in Chehalis, WA.

What is a porcelain veneer?
A porcelain veneer is a shell-like dental restoration which fits over the front of a tooth to improve its appearance. A crown is a less invasive way to restore a tooth than other procedures like crowns, but are still permanent and provide big results. Veneers last anywhere from 10 to 20 years depending on the patient's oral care routine and commitment to their veneers’ care. Though veneers last many years with the proper care, they will require replacement eventually.

How can veneers benefit me?
Veneers make you feel good about the way you look, a priceless feeling which can benefit your first impressions and daily face-to-face encounters, and boost your confidence and self-esteem. Veneers leave your natural teeth mostly intact, requiring only slight alterations before placement. In fact, some veneers do not require any preparation at all. It is virtually impossible to tell the difference between a natural tooth and a veneer, meaning that veneers provide a super-realistic appearance and will blend right into your smile.

Porcelain Dental Veneers in Chehalis, WA
Before placing your veneers, your dentist will want to ensure that your teeth are free from teeth decay and gum disease and perform procedures to repair teeth with these issues. Preparing the teeth requires an appointment during which your dentist will remove a thin layer of enamel from the surface of the tooth. Then, your density takes an impression of the mouth and sends it to a dental laboratory. The lab uses the impression to design and create your veneers, customizing them to your mouth. At your next appointment, usually about two weeks later, your dentist will place the final restorations onto your teeth where they will stay permanently.

For more information on porcelain veneers, please contact Dr. Michael White at his practice in Chehalis, WA. Call (360) 748-0168 to schedule your appointment for a consultation with Dr. White.

By Michael A. White DDS
August 25, 2015
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Veneers  

Have you noticed yourself taking measures to hide the imperfections in your smile from others? Whether you're dealing with one major dental problem or several minor flaws, Dr. Mike White, your Chehalis, Washington dentist, can fit your teeth with veneers, a Teeth Whiteningrevolutionary smile makeover. Here are a few of the ways that veneers can give you a brand new smile to be proud of:


Many people choose dental whitening as a way to counteract the effects of staining. However, some conditions don't allow the whitening agents to do their job properly. People who have permanent stains from antibiotic use, visible dental work, or exposed roots from gum recession will likely have less-than-perfect results with bleaching their teeth. However, veneers are an excellent way to fix these and any other problems you may have with discoloration. They fit over your teeth and cover up staining with beautiful natural-looking sections of porcelain.

Proportion and shape

Even if you have a full set of teeth, they may not be in proportion with each other. Porcelain veneers give you the perfectly-shaped smile you've always wanted. Your Chehalis dentist will make sure your veneers are designed to not only match the teeth surrounding them but to be proportionate with your other facial features as well.


If your problem is the alignment of your teeth, good news: you may not have to spend months wearing braces to correct it! Once they're placed, veneers instantly fill in small gaps or correct minor crookedness. Major problems with crowding and overlapping may need braces. Your Chehalis dentist has the experience and expertise to make the best determination for you.

A great smile can open a world of possibilities. To get started on this journey, contact Dr. White, your Chehalis dentist, to learn more about veneers or any other cosmetic dental procedure.