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Certain lifestyle habits, such as a love of dark beverages or tobacco use, can be hard to give up. At the same time, these habits can also cause significant stains on the teeth in your smile. While a dental bleaching treatment at Foothills Dentistry will certainly help, without cessation or limitation the stains will inevitably redevelop.

In a situation like this, our dentists Dr. F. Todd Wortham and Dr. Seth Jorgensen might recommend installing dental veneers onto the teeth in your smile. This is a two-stage cosmetic restoration designed to fit the face of each tooth with a thin, porcelain shell. This special dental-grade porcelain is carefully shaded to look just like natural teeth.

Dr. F. Todd Wortham and Dr. Seth Jorgensen will start by performing a thorough examination of the teeth to make sure each one has sufficient enamel to mount a veneer. If there is an issue with a particular tooth, he might recommend having it restored with a porcelain dental crown.

Your dentist will then remove a small amount of enamel from the face of each tooth to prepare the surface. Then a detailed impression will be prepared for each tooth in your smile. This will be sent to a professional dental lab where your porcelain veneers will be custom made.

When they are ready, a member of our staff will call you to schedule the second appointment to install the veneers and any porcelain dental crowns. Then each veneer will be carefully cemented into place during this visit.

If you live in the Valdez, Alaska, area and your smile has been affected by cosmetic imperfections, we invite you to call 907-885-2436 to schedule a consultation with Dr. F. Todd Wortham or Dr. Seth Jorgensen and get your confident smile back on track!