Porcelain Veneers Specialist

Chris Mueller, D.D.S. -  - General Dentist

Chris Mueller, D.D.S.

General Dentist & Implant Dentist located in Port Orchard, WA

The number of people in the US fitted with porcelain dental veneers has increased by about 250% in the past five years. Porcelain dental veneers offer a simple solution to esthetic problems with your teeth. If you want to improve the look of your smile with porcelain veneers, call or make an appointment online today with Dr. Mueller in Port Orchard, Washington.

Porcelain Veneers Q & A

What are porcelain veneers?

Porcelain veneers are the cosmetic treatment of choice if you suffer from stained, chipped, or teeth with gaps. Porcelain veneers provide a quick way to a beautiful smile.

The most commonly used material for veneers is porcelain. Porcelain veneers recreate the natural look of your teeth and also provide strength and resilience comparable to natural tooth enamel. Porcelain veneers are custom made to match the contour of your teeth before they get bonded to your original enamel.

Porcelain veneers require you to see Dr. Mueller twice. The first time you see Dr. Mueller, he fits your teeth for the veneers. Since porcelain veneers get produced in a lab, you return for another appointment to have the veneers put in place. Porcelain veneers typically last for at least 10 to 15 years.


What is the difference between crowns and porcelain veneers?

Crowns and porcelain veneers both cover teeth. However, porcelain veneers correct cosmetic issues while crowns help strengthen a tooth with a large filling when there isn’t enough tooth remaining to hold the filling. Both offer different solutions, and it’s best to discuss your options with Dr. Mueller before making a decision.


What is the difference between onlays and porcelain veneers?

While onlays and porcelain veneers are both beneficial for aesthetic purposes, onlays fix tooth damage that covers more than one point of your tooth or cover the entire biting surface. Onlays are a more conservative alternative to a dental crown. Onlays offer a well-fitting, strong, and long-lasting fix to tooth decay or similar tooth damage.  


What is a smile makeover?

A smile makeover is a process of improving the appearance of your smile through the use of cosmetic dentistry procedures, including:

  • Porcelain veneers
  • Crowns
  • Onlays

Some of the reasons that you should consider a smile makeover include:

  • Color, size, or alignment of your teeth
  • Spacing issues
  • Missing teeth

To learn more about what porcelain veneers can do for your smile, call or make an appointment online today with Dr. Mueller in Port Orchard, Washington.