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Do you have teeth that are cracked, stained, chipped, misshapen, too small, discolored or have gaps in between them? There are several dental treatments we offer to our Phoenix and Scottsdale neighbors. One of the quickest, easiest and most amazingly beautiful options is dental veneers, also called porcelain veneers. When you read porcelain, you may think that sounds fragile, breakable or it may look fake. Let us assure you, this is completely untrue. Porcelain veneers are very sturdy and look extremely natural and beautiful!
Porcelain veneers are the most natural-looking restorations that dentistry currently has to offer. If someone is not happy with their teeth, porcelain veneers can help overhaul a patient’s entire smile. Porcelain veneers are a thin sheet or shell of porcelain that is cemented over a patient’s teeth. Dental veneers can be used to correct crooked, severely stained, or even chipped teeth, and are a permanent way to address these concerns.
The Dental Veneers Process
Before Landmark Smiles of Scottsdale begins the process of porcelain veneers, he will first do a series of pre-treatments and analysis. An impression is made of the patient’s mouth to create a mock-up, or “wax-up,” to see if the length, width, and aesthetics that will work with a patient’s smile.
Planning with a mock-up allows Landmark Smiles of Scottsdale to be certain that our patient is happy with what the finished product will look like. An appointment is made to prep the patient for the porcelain veneers. Teeth are prepped by slightly filing them down in order to make room for the dental veneers and cement that will keep the porcelain veneers in place.
The patient will leave with temporary veneers that will look like the finished product, allowing the patient to “try them out” for both aesthetics and function. In approximately two to three weeks, the dental veneers will arrive back from our lab and an appointment will be made for the application of the porcelain veneers. Landmark Smiles of Scottsdale will remove the temporary veneers and will cement the permanent dental veneers over the teeth to fit them. When necessary, Dr. Foley will make some adjustments to achieve the perfect fit.
Landmark Smiles of Scottsdale will then bond the dental veneers to the teeth and will make more adjustments if necessary. The patient will walk out of the dental office with a new, beautiful smile in no time at all!
Porcelain veneers are color and size-matched so they look natural in your smile. They don’t look odd or like fake teeth. If you are getting dental veneers to cover all of the visible teeth in your smile, you may choose to get veneers that are a few shades lighter than your natural teeth to brighten your smile.
If you are unhappy with your smile and have been considering the use of porcelain veneers to address your dental problems, call Landmark Smiles of Scottsdale today to schedule a consultation appointment and find out how porcelain veneers can benefit you and your smile! We want our Phoenix and Scottsdale area neighbors to feel fabulous about their smiles!