Are you in search of a stunning smile that will impress others, including yourself? Special thin laminates, called veneers, can often be used to correct discolored, worn down, cracked and chipped teeth. Veneers can also be used to close those unsightly gaps between teeth. Porcelain veneers are designed to last longer than other types of veneers because of the bond created with the tooth and the veneer.
All About Veneers
Veneers are custom-designed shells consisting of a tooth-like ceramic material. When applied over the surface of your tooth, worn enamel and uneven tooth alignment can be covered. Additionally, other appearance deformities can be easily altered. Today, most veneers are made of porcelain because it resists stains better than any other material and has a light reflecting element that is similar to your natural teeth.
The availability of veneers in North Scottsdale from Dr. Sara can commonly fix the following problems:
- Worn Enamel
- Wear and Tear
- Uneven Teeth
- Accidental Damage
- Discolored teeth
Patients often choose dental veneers in Scottsdale for more severe cases of dullness, wear, discoloration, mild chipping, cracking, spacing, or uneven teeth. If you are looking for less dramatic dental changes, then teeth whitening or bonding may be better options for your smile.
What is the Veneer Process?
Three dental visits are typically needed to complete the dental veneer process with Dr. Sara. The veneer process involves diagnosis and treatment planning, preparation, and bonding. To prepare your teeth for veneers, Dr. Sara, our dentist here in North Scottsdale, AZ, will lightly buff your teeth to allow for the small added thickness of the veneer—about half a millimeter of your tooth will be removed.
An impression of your teeth is taken and sent to a dental lab where your veneers are custom fabricated. At your next dental visit, Dr. Sara will attach the veneers to your teeth with a special adhesive to keep them in place permanently. During a two-week period of adjustment that follows your procedure, you may notice a slight change in the size and shape of your teeth.
Veneers are not for everyone and require a proper consultation with Dr. Sara, our North Scottsdale, AZ dentist. Upon review and diagnosis, Dr. Sara will assess and develop a proper treatment plan for enhancing the appearance of your smile.