How Do Veneers Work


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Veneers for teeth are one of the most common dental restorations in Shoreline. . Porcelain veneers, also known as dental veneers, are used to cover natural teeth. They are bonded over the front to disguise concerns such as misalignment, permanent discoloration, breakage, spaces between teeth, and unusually shaped natural teeth.

Veneers are extremely thin. They are fabricated by a dental laboratory using high-quality porcelain, which is both strong and beautiful. Porcelain resembles the appearance of natural tooth enamel, making it one of the best materials for cosmetic dental restorations.

Patients who want to undergo a porcelain veneers procedure must first discuss their options with the team at Hoag and Dotsch in the Shoreline community. Veneers are versatile, and can be used in many situations. They are a wonderful alternative to other treatments such as dental bonding, dental crowns, and orthodontics. Patients are encouraged to explore all their options before settling on the placement of veneers for teeth.

Once patients have decided that porcelain veneers are the best way to disguise their cosmetic concerns, they must undergo preparation of the tooth (or teeth). This requires the removal of a thin portion of enamel, which can help the veneer bond better and provides less bulk when placed. Drs. Hoag and Dotsch do so in a conservative manner to maintain as much natural enamel as possible for strength and structure. Impressions are made of the teeth and sent to an outside laboratory for the fabrication of the final veneers. The process takes approximately one to two weeks, in which patients return to the practice for the cementing of the restoration. Patients are able to leave the dental office with their brand new fabulous smile!

Drs. Hoag and Dotsch are dedicated to assisting new and existing patients with improving the appearance and health of their smiles. Using the latest in technology, they provide family dentistry that is unsurpassed. In fact, they have been voted as Shoreline’s finest dental practice for five years in a row, and they continue to exceed patient expectations. Learn more about our services at or call us at (206) 542-4344 to schedule a consultation visit with our dental professionals.