No one wants to feel embarrassed by their smile. But, if you have teeth that are chipped, discolored, dark, or uneven lengths, it can leave you feeling self-conscious. There is a solution to give you a smile that you are proud to show off. Porcelain dental veneers treatment from AZ Dental Wellness of Scottsdale is an effective way to improve the appearance of your teeth so that you can feel confident in smiling.
What are dental veneers?
Dental veneers are wafer-thin pieces of porcelain that are custom fabricated to adhere to the front of the teeth and improve the appearance of the smile. Veneers are versatile, meaning they can be used to address a wide variety of imperfections and can be used on one tooth, or an entire smile. In just two office visits, dental veneers can transform your smile and your life.
Porcelain veneers are extremely durable and natural looking. Porcelain is a strong, ceramic material that possesses many of the same characteristics as our natural tooth enamel. Porcelain comes in a wide variety of shades. This means that when we are correcting one tooth we can blend the veneer in with the nearby teeth for a natural looking solution. It also means that patients opting to enhance their entire smile can choose from a shade that works well with their skin tone and texture.
Porcelain is stain-resistant and tough enough to withstand the natural force that occurs during biting and chewing. It’s a common dental material because of its many attributes.
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What issues can be corrected with porcelain veneers?
Perhaps the biggest benefit of veneers is the multitude of imperfections that they can address. They include:
- Chipped teeth
- Permanently stained teeth
- Uneven tooth lengths
- Gaps between teeth
- Misshapen teeth
- Worn teeth
The Porcelain Veneers Procedure
During the consultation process, we can discuss your goals. When it comes time for making the veneers, they will be designed based on your desires and the size, shape, and color that will work best for your smile. All our veneers are fabricated in a state-of-the-art laboratory by highly trained ceramists.
The entire process starts with the dentist taking impressions of your teeth. These impressions are used for the custom fabrication of your veneers. A small portion of your natural enamel is removed to allow room for the veneers. Temporaries can be placed while we wait for the final veneers to be made.
Once the completed veneers are ready, you will return to the office for a final appointment. Prior to bonding the veneers, we will carefully attach each one to the front of the teeth with temporary bonding to check for accurate size, shape, and fit. Minor adjustments can be made in the office prior to permanently cementing them in place. After that, you are free to leave the office with your brand-new smile.
Why you should consider porcelain veneers?
There are many cosmetic dental treatments available, so you may be wondering why you should consider porcelain veneers for your smile makeover. The biggest benefits of porcelain veneers are:
- They can be completed in just two dental appointments
- The entire treatment is customized to give you a unique result that matches your desires and aligns with your facial appearance
- Results are natural and do not appear “fake”
- Veneers are long-lasting (With good oral hygiene and habits, porcelain veneers can last for 10 years or longer)
- The procedure is considered non-invasive as it only requires removing a tiny portion of the enamel
Candidates for porcelain veneers
Veneers are a versatile solution that works for many individuals, however it does take a consultation to determine if they are right for you. In general, patients who are in good oral health, have moderately straight teeth, and who don’t smoke are good candidates for porcelain veneers.
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At AZ Dental Wellness of Scottsdale, we love creating beautiful, healthy smiles for our patients. If you live in Scottsdale or the surrounding area and would like to learn more about porcelain dental veneers, please call our dentistry practice today at (480) 747-1352. We look forward to meeting you and helping you find your reason to smile again.
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