Veneers are thin porcelain shells that cover and conceal the fronts of teeth. While veneers are a cosmetic procedure, they also add some protection and strength to your teeth.
Porcelain veneers are similar to crowns and bridges in terms of materials, but crowns are thicker and they cover the whole tooth rather than just the front.
Porcelain veneers correct a variety of issues. They’re mainly for the front teeth — those exposed when you smile. Some of the most common uses of porcelain veneers include:
If you’re looking for overall smile enhancement, porcelain veneers can be a great option.
Porcelain veneers usually require two appointments at Arizona Dental Heights. At your first appointment, the specialists make teeth molds using a high-tech digital impression system.
You’ll have tooth preparation during that same appointment. That involves removing just a bit of enamel and roughening the surface of the teeth so they can hold veneers securely.
Before you leave the office, you’ll choose the color of your new veneers. Generally, it’s best to match the color to your other teeth so they look as natural as possible.
A dental lab fabricates your custom porcelain veneers after your first appointment. You’ll return to the office when the new veneers arrive. Your dentist checks to make sure you’re happy with the appearance of your veneers before securing them with bonding glue.
Porcelain veneers are easy to care for because they’re durable. You need to brush and floss every day, using particular caution when flossing around your new veneers. Any hard tugging movement could pull and possibly detach your veneers, so use a light touch.
During your dental cleanings and exams every six months, your Arizona Dental Heights providers examine your veneers to make sure they’re still in good shape.
Porcelain veneers can give you an amazing smile transformation in only two appointments at Arizona Dental Heights. To learn more, call the office or set up your consultation online.