Porcelain veneers are an innovative cosmetic dentistry treatment that can address many different concerns. These custom-crafted shells of porcelain will adhere to the front of your teeth. Once attached with tooth-colored composite, the veneers will conceal surface flaws. They can even reshape your teeth and address minor orthodontic issues. At Value Dental Centers in Gilbert, AZ, our dentists are highly skilled, and they offer completely personalized care. With a meticulous attention to detail, they will design veneers that will blend effortlessly with your teeth.
Candidates for Porcelain Veneers
Veneers can achieve many different effects. Their functions include:
- Concealing stains, especially those that will not respond to teeth whitening
- Covering up small cracks and chips
- Closing gaps in between your teeth
- Reshaping irregular or unusually small teeth
- Enhancing teeth with worn edges
- Hiding slightly crooked teeth, overlapping teeth, and other minor misalignment
If you want to address any of these problems, you may be a good candidate for porcelain veneers. At the same time, your overall health will play a role in your candidacy. If you have worn teeth, you may not have enough enamel for veneers. Additionally, if you have fillings, these teeth will not typically be strong enough for treatment. However, you may still be a candidate for dental bonding, which can achieve similar effects.
What to Expect When You Receive Veneers
Before placing veneers, your dentist will reshape your teeth by removing a small layer of enamel. We will administer local anesthesia beforehand. These medications, combined with our careful techniques, mean that you will experience minimal discomfort. Your dentist will then take impressions of your teeth. That way, our lab can ensure highly realistic veneers that adhere closely to your teeth.
When the veneers are ready to be attached, your dentist will lightly etch your enamel. By increasing their surface area, he can ensure a stronger bond. Next, he or she will coat your teeth in a bonding agent before attaching the veneers with composite resin.
Maintaining Your Veneers
It will be quite easy to maintain your veneers. You will simply care for them as you do the rest of your teeth. Brush and floss daily and make regular appointments for exams and cleanings. At the same time, you should take care not to damage or weaken the veneers. Though very strong, porcelain can crack or come off under a lot of pressure. Therefore, you should avoid biting your nails, chewing ice, using your teeth to open packages, and similar activities.
The Benefits of Porcelain Veneers
Porcelain veneers can completely alter your smile, giving you a grin that is brighter, straighter, and much more youthful. The ceramists will craft them from state-of-the-art porcelain, offering a natural translucence and sparkle. Therefore, they will be virtually identical to your teeth. Plus, veneers can treat a broad range of problems all at once. As a result, they can often save you the stress and expense of multiple dental visits. Finally, with veneers, you will feel much more confident about your smile. This could translate into an overall enhanced sense of self-esteem, along with a new assurance in professional and social settings.
Contact Us to Schedule a Cosmetic Consultation
To find out if veneers are right for you and to learn more about this advanced treatment option, contact Value Dental Centers Gilbert today.