Porcelain veneers from our Chandler, AZ office can thoroughly enhance your smile, giving you an overall younger, rejuvenated appearance. Veneers are thin shells, made from durable tooth-colored porcelain that looks like natural tooth enamel. Your dentist will attach veneers to the front of your teeth to reshape, brighten, and straighten teeth. At Value Dental Centers Chandler, our team is experienced in all facets of cosmetic dentistry, and we offer completely personalized care. With our modern materials and attention to detail, we will give you a gorgeous smile.
Are You a Candidate for Porcelain Veneers?
Since porcelain veneers will fully cover your compromised teeth, they can correct many different cosmetic issues. If you want to improve any of the following problems, you may be a candidate for veneers:
- Chips or cracks
- Gapped teeth
- Disproportionately small or worn teeth
- Uneven edges
- Internal staining that will not respond to teeth whitening
- Minor misalignment
To qualify for veneers, you should have enough healthy dental enamel. If you have suffered tooth erosion, we may recommend dental bonding instead, since this treatment does not require any prep work. In addition, you should have strong, healthy teeth without current or past decay.
What Should You Expect When You Receive Veneers?
Before placing veneers, your dentist will conduct a thorough consultation to determine your eligibility for treatment. If you are a suitable candidate, your practitioner will remove a thin layer of enamel. This process will create room for the porcelain so that it lies right against your teeth. Thanks to our local anesthesia and gentle techniques, you should feel little to nothing during this step. Next, your dentist will take impressions of your teeth. With these molds, the ceramists at our partner lab will create veneers that are a near-perfect fit. They will also look very realistic, since modern dental porcelain has a lifelike translucence and sparkle. Of course, your treatment team will also match the porcelain to the color of your smile.
In most cases, it will take about two weeks to create your veneers. We will provide temporary restorations to prevent sensitivity during this time. When the final veneers are finished, your dentist will microetch your teeth, creating mores surface area for a stronger bond. Then, after coating your teeth in a bonding agent, he or she will use composite resin to attach the veneers to your teeth. After this second appointment, your smile will be dramatically enhanced. Your veneers could even take years from your appearance.
Maintaining Your Porcelain Veneers
To maintain your restorations, be sure to practice proper oral hygiene. Brush and floss your teeth daily, and schedule regular exams and cleanings. Though bacteria will not affect your veneers, cavities can still develop underneath the porcelain. In turn, dental decay can weaken your teeth, and you may not be able to receive replacement veneers. Additionally, you should not put excess pressure on the porcelain. Veneers are certainly strong enough for daily wear and tear. However, chewing ice, biting your nails, and similar habits can damage your restorations. When you care for them properly, veneers can last a decade or longer.
Contact Us for More Information
Learn more about veneers and the stunning effects that they can have on your smile. Contact Value Dental Centers Chandler to schedule your consultation.