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Porcelain Veneers - North Phoenix, AZ

You Will Have More to Smile About

Smiling womanTake 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 porcelain veneers could be the solution. Porcelain veneers can correct a small imperfection on just one tooth or several that are marring your entire smile.

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:

Smiling couple enjoying ice cream
  • 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.

Porcelain Veneers Procedure

woman brushing her teethThe 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 porcelain 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’ll give you a temporary set of veneers made of acrylic. These will not only protect your teeth, 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’ll return to Devoted Family Dental 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.