Veneers Specialist

Timothy Lee, DDS -  - General & Cosmetic Dentist

Mission Dental

Timothy Lee, DDS

General & Cosmetic Dentist located in Eugene, OR

Thin, natural-looking dental veneers provide an ideal solution for many cosmetic issues, helping men and women enjoy a more attractive, healthier-looking smile. At Mission Dental in Eugene, Oregon, Timothy Lee, DDS, offers discreet and durable veneers for results that look and feel natural and beautiful. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Lee and the caring Mission Dental team by calling or booking an appointment online today.

Veneers Q & A

What are dental veneers?

Dental veneers are very thin, durable, tooth-colored coverings that are placed on the front surfaces of teeth to correct an array of cosmetic issues. In recent years, veneers have become a very popular option for helping patients of all ages correct aesthetic defects so they can enjoy more beautiful smiles and greater confidence.

When are veneers used?

Veneers can be used to correct the appearance of many cosmetic defects, including:

  • Deeply stained teeth that can't be improved with whitening
  • Gaps between teeth
  • Teeth that appear too short
  • Uneven or worn teeth 
  • Crooked teeth

Because they can be tinted to match any tooth color, they blend perfectly with neighboring teeth to create a more naturally beautiful smile.

What happens during the application of a veneer?

Veneer application typically takes two visits. At the first appointment, the tooth surface will be prepared. A small amount of tooth material will be removed to make room for the veneer so it doesn’t extend above or beyond the profile of the neighboring teeth. Dr. Lee takes an impression and uses this to create the veneer. He places a temporary veneer over the tooth to protect it. The tooth color will also be selected. At the second appointment, Dr. Lee removes the temporary veneer and the tooth surface will be carefully cleaned. He then places the veneer on the tooth using a very strong dental adhesive. A final shaping and buffing will ensure it feels completely natural and looks great.

How long do veneers last?

With proper care including brushing, flossing, and regular dental cleaning, a veneer can last 10 years or more.

Can veneers become stained?

Veneers are made of very durable and stain-resistant porcelain, and they’re very difficult to discolor. However, repeated exposures to foods like coffee and red wine can take a toll over time, so be sure to rinse after consuming these products to keep both the veneer and the natural tooth surfaces as white as possible.

To learn more about whether veneers are a good option for your dental needs, call Mission Dental or book an appointment online today.