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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Porcelain Veneers

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Your dental needs are a very personal thing, and you deserve to have all the information you need to make sound decisions about certain treatments or procedures. We don't just tell you what we think is best for you. Our dentists in Phoenix, AZ take the time to explain what the procedure is, why it's necessary, and how it will benefit you in the long-term. So we welcome and encourage your questions, because it's the best way for us to know what's on your mind.

Here are a few of the questions we hear most often, but you may have others that you don't see here. Please don't ever hesitate to contact our dentist office at (602) 843-6000 if you're looking for more information. 

Porcelain Veneers

Digital graphic of dental veneer covering tooth at North Phoenix dentist officePorcelain veneers were a long-time secret of the Hollywood elite, but no longer!

These thin tooth shells go across the front of your teeth to create the illusion of a winning smile. With veneers in Phoenix, AZ, teeth appear more symmetrical, can reverse gummy smiles, and conceal slightly crooked teeth.

This cosmetic dentistry option is permanent because your dentist removes a negligible amount of tooth enamel before bonding your veneers. Doing this allows your veneer to flush with your natural teeth and not protrude.

Fortunately, your veneers can last for a very long time if you follow practical guidelines:

  • Don’t chew on ice
  • Brush and floss daily
  • Visit your dentist on time for exams and teeth cleans
  • Talk to your dentist if you grind and clench your teeth
  • Wear a mouthguard if you compete in contact sports

These tips also apply to your natural teeth. Best practices improve the longevity of most things, even your teeth and restorations!

Eventually, you may need to replace your veneer or veneers in Phoenix, AZ—you can opt for one or many.

Contact Our North Phoenix Dental Office for Veneers!

If you’re ready to schedule your consultation for porcelain veneers or other cosmetic dentistry services, contact our 85022 dentist office at (602) 843-6000!

If you’re bothered by a smile that doesn’t enhance your appearance, porcelain veneers in 85022 are definitely an option we’d like to help you explore. You’ll be amazed to see the dramatic effect that veneers can have on your self-confidence – looking great helps you feel great.

How Veneers Work
Close up of dental patients smile with porcelain veneers in Phoenix

Porcelain veneers are super-thin slices of dental porcelain that are bonded to the surface of your natural tooth. Porcelain veneers offer an esthetic solution for patients of many ages. Veneers can be used to correct a variety of common cosmetic problems, such as:

  • Small imperfections like chipped or cracked dental enamel
  • Discolored, stained, or dull teeth
  • Uneven spaces and gaps between teeth
  • Poorly proportioned teeth
  • Minor misalignment of teeth

We start the veneers process by shaving off a very small amount of surface tooth enamel. The amount removed is about the same thickness as the veneer, leaving just enough space for the veneer to fit precisely and look natural. Next, we’ll take an impression that we send to the dental lab where your veneers are custom-crafted. When finished, we’ll fit the veneers and bond them securely to the surface of your teeth.

Customized Cosmetic Dentistry in Phoenix, AZ

Veneers are an excellent solution for many esthetic problems, but we also offer other cosmetic dentistry options that may be more appropriate. Please contact Dental Care at Moon Valley for more information.

If you’re unhappy with the appearance of your teeth and gums, you may have considered cosmetic dentistry but didn’t know where to start. Fortunately, we offer several cosmetic dentistry options in 85022 to help you along, including dental crowns and porcelain veneers.

Dental crowns have many uses, including acting as a cover to conceal tooth flaws. Porcelain veneers are tooth shells that go across the front of your teeth to do the same. However, there are key differences.

Porcelain Veneers vs. Dental CrownsClose up of dental patients smile during procedure for veneers in 85022

A dental crown can conceal discoloration, cracks, mild shape abnormalities, small gaps between teeth, and an oddly shaped tooth. A crown can also provide strength to a weak tooth.

Porcelain veneers in Moon Valley hide the same cosmetic issues but offer additional aesthetic benefits like hiding gummy smiles, concealing mildly crooked teeth, and giving the illusion of tooth height symmetry across your smile.

The best way to learn which option is best for you is to schedule a consultation with our dentist. When you share your smile goals with us, and we can examine your teeth and gums, we can make a more specific recommendation.

Contact Us for Cosmetic Dentistry in Phoenix, AZ

We are here to help you achieve your best smile. Call your Moon Valley dentist to get started.

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