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Updated: Sep 1, 2023

Your smile acts as the first impression people have of you. Taking the time to ensure that it makes the kind of lasting impression you want will go a long way in every aspect of your life. Deciding how to address the changes you want to make and fix any potential problems with your teeth is an important decision for dental patients. Two popular options that most patients consider are getting veneers or opting for a full mouth reconstruction. Each option has its advantages and situations where they make the most sense, and it's up to a collaboration between patients and their dentists to decide which one makes the most sense of their situation.

What are Dental Veneers?

Veneers represent a portion of cosmetic dentistry that focuses on improving your smile across the board. Usually, for people dealing with chipped, broken, or discolored teeth, veneers offer people an alternative to extensive dental surgery to address any smile concerns.

Veneers are typically made of porcelain or composite resin and are placed over the teeth. These thin sheets are shaped to the proportions of your teeth, and we can color them to match your natural teeth perfectly. With a lifespan of 10 years and the ability to swap them out for a new set, veneers offer a great degree of comfort and flexibility for patients. However, before being fitted by our veneer dentists, you need to ensure that your teeth are healthy and free of tooth decay before the fitting process for veneers can begin in earnest.

When Is It Time for a Full Reconstruction?

There are some dental problems that a purely cosmetic procedure like veneers cannot fully address. In these instances, a full mouth reconstruction might be the best option moving forward. This complex procedure involves removing all of your affected teeth and replacing them with artificial composites to reform and restructure your smile. Complete reconstruction is usually reserved for heavily damaged teeth through cavities, teeth getting knocked out, gum disease, or some other reason, and the patient has no other option left at their disposal. With the expertly trained dentists at Aesthetic Smiles, we can help you through every stage of the reconstruction and give you a confidence-boosting smile that you deserve!

Go to a Cosmetic Dentist that You Can Trust

When it comes to dental procedures that directly affect your smile, you want a team with extensive experience enhancing smiles. With our help, whether you are getting a set of veneers fitted or need advanced restorative dentistry, you will have complete confidence in your smile. As one of Portland, OR's premier cosmetic dentists, we help our clients find their newfound confidence in their smiles. Contact us to schedule an appointment today!

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