Larry R. Adams, DMD -  - Cosmetic and Emergency Dentist

Dental Care By Design

Larry R. Adams, DMD

Cosmetic and Emergency Dentist located in Lacey, WA

Minor cosmetic defects, such as chipping, cracking, or discoloration, can leave you with a smile that feels less than desirable. Larry R. Adams, DMD, offers veneers as a solution for his patients looking to improve the appearance of their smile with a minimally invasive procedure. To learn more, schedule an appointment with Dr. Adams today at Dental Care By Design in Lacey, Washington. Dr. Adams also serves the Olympia, WA and Tumwater WA area. You can call the office or use the convenient online booking tool.

Veneers Q & A

What are veneers?

Veneers are permanent, tooth-shaped coverings placed over the visible portion of your teeth in order to cosmetically improve your smile. They feel and look just like a better version of your natural teeth, and are incredibly strong and durable.

Are veneers right for me?

Veneers are an effective solution for fixing a wide range of cosmetic concerns, such as:

  • Dull or discolored teeth that haven’t responded to professional whitening treatments
  • Worn down, cracked, or chipped teeth
  • Smiles with large gaps
  • Misshapen teeth

Veneers can also serve non-cosmetic purposes, such as reinforcing a weakened or cracked tooth.

Why should I get veneers?

Veneers are safe, cost-effective, and minimally invasive. They offer a wide range of benefits for restoring your smile, such as:

  • Stain-resistance
  • Require no special hygienic care and can be cleaned just like your natural teeth
  • Don’t irritate your gums
  • Installed with less enamel reduction than a crown
  • Less expensive than extensive orthodontic work

Veneers are one of the quickest and easiest ways to improve the appearance of your smile. They also have an excellent long-term success rate, with certain studies showing their ten-year survival rate to be 93.5%.

How do I get veneers?

The process for getting veneers is very simple and only requires a few visits to Dental Care By Design.

During your first visit, Dr. Adams discusses your dental goals and designs your dream smile. In order to prepare your teeth for your veneers, he shaves off a very thin layer of enamel from the front-facing portion of your teeth. He then takes an impression of your teeth, which he sends off to a lab that will fabricate your veneers. You’re fitted with a set of temporary veneers while you wait for your permanent ones to come back from the lab.

Once your permanent veneers are ready (usually after a week or so), you’ll come back to Dental Care By Design to have them placed. Dr. Adams tests the fit and color of your veneers, and then seals them with permanent dental cement.

You’ll leave his office with an instantly improved smile and the confidence to share it with the world. Don’t wait to turn your smile into something that you’re proud of. Get your veneers today by calling the Dental Care By Design offices or scheduling a visit online.