If your teeth are cracked, stained, or you have gaps or crooked teeth, porcelain veneers can help conceal these imperfections to give you a brighter and straighter smile. Although there is a wide range of cosmetic and restorative dental treatment options that can provide similar results, porcelain veneers can give you the most natural looking smile. At Value Dental Centers Queen Creek, we suggest porcelain veneers to address blemishes affecting just one tooth or several teeth to enhance the appearance of your smile.
What Are Porcelain Veneers?
Porcelain veneers are thin shells of medical grade ceramic that are affixed to the front of the teeth. Veneers can repair chipped or cracked teeth, conceal deeply stained teeth, and correct minor alignment issues, including gapped or crooked teeth. Traditional porcelain veneers may take up to two appointments as the procedure involves prepping your teeth by removing a small amount of your tooth’s enamel.
Am I a Candidate for Porcelain Veneers?
If you are unhappy with the appearance of your smile, you may be a candidate for porcelain veneers. This treatment option can whiten deeply stained teeth that do not respond to profession teeth whitening treatments and can repair minor damage such as chips or cracks. Veneers can also be a great option for patients who have minor misalignment that may not require full orthodontic treatment.
Because traditional veneers require removal of a small amount of your enamel, patients with insufficient enamel may not be candidates for this procedure. If you have any underlying conditions such as gum disease or cavities, you will need to receive treatment for those conditions before you can become a candidate for porcelain veneers. You should also be in good overall health and be willing to commit proper oral hygiene practices. It is important to have clearly defined cosmetic goals and to have realistic expectations for the outcome of your treatment.
How Are Porcelain Veneers Placed?
During your first appointment, your dentist will remove a tiny amount of enamel from the front of your teeth. The total amount removed will vary for each patient and will depend on what specific condition the veneers will be used to treat. We will take impressions of your teeth so that we can create your custom porcelain veneers. The porcelain is layered into these impressions and is strengthened with the use of heat and pressure.
During your second appointment, an acidic solution will be applied to your teeth to lightly etch the surface to create a more durable bond. Dental cement will be spread on the back side of the veneers and then they will be applied to your teeth with gentle force. A curing light will be used to harden the cement, and your dentist will ensure that your smile is symmetrical and that your bite is properly aligned.
What are the Benefits of Porcelain Veneers?
Porcelain veneers are a minimally invasive treatment option that offers immediate results and no recovery time. They are a versatile cosmetic treatment that can repair, conceal, and correct a wide range of cosmetic blemishes. Porcelain veneers look the most like natural teeth, so they will blend seamlessly with your smile. When you leave our office, you will have a stronger, whiter, and straighter smile that can boost your self-esteem. With proper care, the results of porcelain veneers can be long lasting.
Schedule Your Consultation Today
If you are dissatisfied with the appearance of your smile, porcelain veneers can be an excellent treatment option to address multiple cosmetic concerns. At Value Dental Center Queen Creek, we will work with you to create a customized treatment to achieve the results you desire. Contact us today to schedule your consultation.