Veneers

Shaun S. Lee, DDS -  - Cosmetic & General Dentist

SL Cosmetic and General Dentistry

Shaun S. Lee, DDS

Cosmetic & General Dentist located in Renton, WA

Broken, discolored and worn teeth, can be restored with natural-looking porcelain veneers, provided by Shaun S. Lee, DDS at SL Cosmetic and General Dentistry, located in Renton, Washington. Dr. Lee has used veneers to improve the smiles of countless patients throughout Renton and neighboring Seattle communities.

Veneers Q & A

Am I a good candidate for veneers?

Dr. Lee will conduct a thorough examination and discuss your aesthetic goals to determine whether veneers are your best option. They are an ideal solution for correcting many issues, including:

 

  • Broken teeth
  • Discoloration that hasn’t responded to whitening
  • Pits and gaps
  • Uneven tooth edges
  • Worn teeth
  • Crooked teeth

How are veneers applied?

First, your teeth are prepared by removing a minimal amount of enamel from the surface -- approximately half a millimeter. This enables the wafer-thin veneers to lay flush with your other teeth. Next, Dr. Lee takes an impression of your teeth, which is sent to a dental to custom make your veneers. This can take 2-4 weeks. In the interim, temporary veneers are affixed to your teeth.

At your next appointment, Dr. Lee will show you how your veneers will look like on your teeth before bonding them to ensure you will be pleased with the outcome. Provided you are pleased, next he’ll bond the veneers to your teeth with dental cement, curing it with a special light. The final step: Dr. Lee will evaluate your bite to make sure the veneers are well-aligned and feel comfortable. This process is painless and the recovery time is minimal.

Are veneers permanent?

Everyone is different. But for most patients, veneers last between 10-15 years. They require no additional care than your natural teeth. As with your natural teeth, biting on ice, popcorn kernels and other hard objects can cause damage and should be avoided. An extra benefit of porcelain veneers is that they are stain resistant, making them an ideal choice for patients who drink coffee, tea or red wine. If you experience any problems with your veneers, make an appointment with Dr. Lee to have them repaired as soon as possible.

Insurance

We offer most major dental insurances including the following. If you have any questions regarding the insurances we accept, call our office today. We're happy to help you!

Delta Dental and WDS, Principal, Premera, Aetna, Cigna, Humana, Ameritas, United Concordia, Guardian, United Healthcare, Assurant/DHA, MetLife, Regence

  Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
Aetna
Ameritas
Assurant Health
Cigna
Delta Dental
Guardian
Humana
MetLife Dental
Premera Blue Cross
Principal Dental
United Concordia
United Healthcare