Porcelain veneers are thin shells of ceramic material or resin that bond directly to the front surfaces of the teeth. They are an ideal choice for improving your smile and have become increasingly popular due to their simplicity and versatility.
When in place, porcelain veneers create a natural-looking aesthetic that can improve the appearance of teeth that are misaligned, chipped, discolored, or gapped.
To prepare for a veneer, the patient's teeth need to be shaped by the dentist by removing a small amount of enamel from the surface of the tooth so the veneer can be bonded on top. Once your teeth are prepared, an impression of your teeth is taken and is send to a dental lab where your veneer is made.
During a porcelain veneer procedure, the dentist in Phoenix, AZ will first prepare the teeth by removing a small amount of enamel from the surface. Then, they will take a mold of the teeth so the veneers can be fabricated in a dental laboratory. Lastly, the dentist will attach temporary veneers to the teeth to protect them while permanent veneers are created.
Once the patient returns to our office for the next appointment, the permanent veneers are placed.
Veneers can conceal a number of dental flaws, including chips, cracks, stains, and gaps. The thin, shell-like material fits over the front of the tooth, hiding flaws from view. The material can also be shaped into the ideal form and color.
There are two main types of veneers, depending on your specific needs:
Porcelain veneers are quite durable. They can last for many years or decades, depending on how you take care of them. However, you'll want to avoid situations where you might accidentally chip or crack your Porcelain veneers. Avoid chewing on hard foods, such as ice or hard candy, and don't use your teeth as tools.
At Biltmore Commons Dental Care, we strive to provide each of our patients with a positive and relaxing experience. If you're ready to experience the best dental care, please contact us at (602) 249-2227 or visit us at 1277 E Missouri Ave Ste 217 Phoenix, AZ 85014.