Porcelain Veneers – Phoenix, AZ
A Big Reason
Take a good look at your smile. Do you like what you see or is there something you would like to change? If the answer to that question is yes, then veneers could be the solution. Porcelain veneers from our Phoenix, AZ cosmetic dentist can correct a small imperfection on just one tooth or several that are marring your entire smile.
Why Choose Devoted Family Dental Phoenix for Porcelain Veneers?
- Shape, Size, and Color Customized Exactly
- Designed to Withstand the Test of Time
- Save Money on Additional Cosmetic Treatments
Making Imperfections Disappear with Porcelain Veneers
Like any other type of veneer, a dental veneer is a material of superior quality that is placed over an inferior surface. In the case of porcelain veneers, which are made of high-quality dental porcelain (or sometimes composite resin material), this definition could not be more accurate. Veneers are used to hide teeth that have a wide range of cosmetic flaws. Our dentists have used veneers to improve the appearance of teeth that are marred by:
- Chips and cracks
- Breaks and fractures
- Stains and discoloration
- Gaps and irregular spacing
Additionally, veneers are often called instant orthodontics because they can be used to make a slightly crooked tooth look straight. They can even be used to enlarge a tooth that is naturally too small. Whether one or more of these imperfections compromises your teeth, porcelain veneers can give you the smile you have only dreamed about and the self-confidence you need and deserve.
The Porcelain Veneers Procedure
The road to a new smile with veneers begins with a consultation. Your cosmetic dentist will be your partner, ensuring that the smile you envision is the one you end up with and that looks natural. Your porcelain veneers will be individually designed and handcrafted to correct the appearance of a specific tooth. In addition, each tooth will look appropriate for the size and shape of your mouth, lips and unique facial features.
Once you and your dentist have settled on the overall look of your desired smile, we can initiate the process of designing, fitting and placing your veneers.
First, a comprehensive collection of photographs, digital X-rays and impressions of your teeth are collected. With this information, the dentist is able to design veneers that fit comfortably in your mouth.
Then, we schedule an appointment for the dentist to prepare your teeth so your new veneers lay evenly. To do this, a very slim layer of enamel is removed; we file away about the same thickness as a veneer. Once this step is completed, we will give you a temporary set of veneers made of acrylic. These will not only protect your smile, but also give you the opportunity to adjust to the feeling of having a permanent covering on your teeth.
In a couple of weeks, you will return to Devoted Family Dental Phoenix to have your custom-crafted porcelain veneers bonded in place. With daily oral hygiene and regular dental checkups, you can expect your new veneers to last for up to 10 years.
Understanding the Cost of Veneers
Do you want that Hollywood look? Do you want your teeth to look uniform, bright, and free of blemishes? With veneers, you can certainly achieve the aesthetic you desire, but knowing if it’s the right method of treatment for you requires meeting with our dental team for a consultation. It’s also necessary to understand the cost of veneers in Phoenix before moving forward. Offering a permanent way to enhance your smile, they can deliver outstanding results, but if you are unsure, it’s important to survey all available offerings before making your decision.
Cost vs. Cosmetic Dentistry: What’s Right for Me?
When meeting with your cosmetic dentist in Phoenix, don’t be surprised if we share other available solutions at different price points, such as:
- Veneers: Known for their permanence and versatility in covering various flaws and imperfections, veneers are not necessarily the cheapest option, but are capable of changing the size, shape, and color of your smile.
- Metal-Free Dental Crowns: Dental crowns can be beneficial when it comes to changing your aesthetics; however, it’s important to remember that it can become quite costly trying to cap all of your teeth.
- Cosmetic Dental Bonding: As one of the least expensive options available, cosmetic dental bonding is great for small imperfections, but it must be replaced every few years.
- Teeth Whitening: Although highly popular and easy to complete, teeth whitening is much cheaper but can only change the color of your teeth, not the size and shape.
- Gum Recontouring: If you have a gummy smile, this treatment is ideal; however, it will not change the shape of your teeth, only the soft oral tissue that surrounds them.
How to Make Veneers Affordable
Cosmetic dentistry is not something that is usually covered by dental insurance. Only in certain circumstances will exceptions be made, but if you are set on pursuing veneers in Phoenix, you’ll need to look for an alternative way to pay for your treatment. Fortunately, at Devoted Family Dental, we are pleased to work with CareCredit, which is a third-party financing company that provides low and zero interest plans for individuals who are eligible. Through this program, you can sign up for monthly payments that allow you to stay within your budget and undergo the cosmetic dental treatment you want.
It is normal to have questions about veneers in Phoenix. These customized restorations are certainly one of the most effective and proven methods of cosmetic treatment, but they also require a commitment on your behalf to maintain them for the rest of your life. It is a big decision to make, which is why you should have all the necessary information to feel confident about the future of your smile. Below is a list of questions and answers you will find to be beneficial in your decision-making process. If you have any additional questions, do not hesitate to contact us.
Will I still be able to drink coffee with my veneers?
Dental veneers are made of porcelain, which means they are not porous like traditional tooth enamel. They are also more stain-resistant. This makes it easier for you to drink coffee while wearing veneers. However, you should be aware that over time, your veneers can become stained, as they are not stain-proof. Overconsumption of any dark-colored beverage can lead to discoloration. It is advised that you only consume these beverages in moderation if you want your veneers to last a long time.
Can veneers be used for bite corrections?
Depending on the severity of your bite problem, veneers may or may not be helpful. They are unable to change the position of your teeth and/or jaw, but if your open bite is mild, they may cause your teeth to look a bit longer and wider, so they will appear even and balanced. If you have small gaps between your teeth, veneers can also be a great way to minimize and hide this small flaw. As long as your bite issue does not negatively impact your oral health, veneers may be a viable solution; however, if your dentist believes your bite is too severe, you will need orthodontic treatment before seeking help with veneers.
What materials are used for veneers?
Although porcelain is most commonly used, composite resin is also a popular option. The latter is much less expensive and in certain cases, can be created in just one day. Also, they do not require that your cosmetic dentist in Phoenix reshape your natural tooth, allowing you to keep more of your natural tooth structure and embrace a reversible procedure. Porcelain, on the other hand, is likely to last much longer than composite veneers (10-15 years vs. 5-7 years) and improves aesthetics. Closely resembling natural tooth enamel, it is harder to chip, break, or stain but does require at least two appointments to complete.
Do veneers change your face?
You may be surprised to learn that wearing veneers can actually help support your facial structure and accentuate your cheekbones. As you get older, you begin to lose elasticity and muscle tone, but with veneers, you can regain the support needed to maintain a more youthful appearance. They are a much less invasive option than a facelift, which is a welcomed reality for many patients who want a new and positive look with the help of veneers.