Veneers in Bend, OR

What are Veneers?

Veneers are crafted from porcelain or resin composite materials and bonded to the tooth's front surface, offering a solution for enhancing the cosmetic appearance of your teeth. At Breathe Deep Dental, Dr. Sophie Diepenheim uses advanced techniques to ensure veneers are meticulously tailored to fit the individual's unique smile. Veneers mimic the natural translucency of tooth enamel, making them a desirable choice for those seeking to correct imperfections in their smile. This treatment can address a range of dental concerns, including discolored, worn down, chipped, or misaligned teeth. By opting for veneers, patients can achieve a natural-looking, durable solution for various dental issues, enhancing both the form and function of their teeth.

The Benefits of Veneers

Aesthetic Improvement

Veneers provide a significant aesthetic improvement, transforming discolored, chipped, or misshapen teeth into a uniform, bright smile. This cosmetic enhancement is particularly appealing for individuals looking to correct multiple imperfections simultaneously, offering a bespoke solution that is tailored to meet each patient's unique aesthetic goals.


Constructed from high-quality materials, veneers are incredibly durable and can last for many years with proper care. Porcelain veneers, in particular, are resistant to stains and chips, making them a long-lasting solution for improving your smile. Their resilience makes them an excellent investment for anyone looking to enhance their dental appearance with minimal maintenance.

Minimal Tooth Modification

Compared to other cosmetic procedures, veneers require minimal alteration of the natural tooth. This conservative approach preserves more of the tooth's original structure, making veneers a less invasive option. The process involves only a small adjustment to the tooth's surface to ensure a proper fit, maintaining the strength and integrity of the natural tooth underneath.

How Veneers Work

Crafting beautiful, natural-looking smiles.


Consultation and Planning

The first step in getting veneers involves a detailed consultation with Dr. Diepenheim. During this appointment, your dental health will be assessed, and your cosmetic goals discussed. Impressions and photographs of your teeth may be taken to create a detailed plan for your veneers, ensuring they meet your expectations in terms of shape, color, and overall appearance.


Tooth Preparation

Preparing the teeth for veneers involves removing a small amount of enamel from the front surface. This process is essential for creating space for the veneer to fit seamlessly over the tooth without appearing bulky or unnatural. Local anesthesia can be used to ensure comfort during this step, making the preparation process virtually painless.


Veneer Placement

Once your custom veneers are crafted, you'll return to Breathe Deep Dental for the final placement. Dr. Diepenheim will precisely fit and bond the veneers to your teeth, making any necessary adjustments to ensure a perfect match with your natural teeth. This final step transforms your smile, leaving you with a beautiful, confident smile.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can veneers be whitened after they're placed?

Veneers are made from materials that are resistant to staining and do not respond to traditional teeth whitening treatments. If you're considering whitening your teeth, it's recommended to do so before getting veneers. This way, the veneers can be matched to your newly whitened teeth, ensuring a consistent, bright smile. Should your veneers become stained or dull over time, consult with your Bend dentist. They can advise on the best course of action, which may involve replacing the veneers or polishing them to restore their original luster.

How do I care for my veneers to ensure their longevity?

Caring for veneers is similar to caring for your natural teeth. Regular brushing and flossing are essential to prevent plaque buildup and gum disease, which can affect the longevity of your veneers. It's also important to avoid habits that can damage veneers, such as biting on hard objects (ice, pens, nails) or using your teeth to open packaging. Additionally, wearing a mouthguard if you grind your teeth at night can protect both your veneers and natural teeth from excessive wear. Regular dental check-ups and cleanings are crucial to monitor the condition of your veneers and to perform professional cleaning that maintains their appearance and durability.