Mesa, AZ area dentists at Drs of Smiles Gentle Family Dentistry likes to use cosmetic dentistry to help patients improve the appearance of their smiles. With this in mind, the team offers a wide range of treatment options for patients to consider when it comes to cosmetic enhancement of the smile, including the fabrication and placement of porcelain veneers.
How do porcelain veneers work?
The porcelain veneer is a thin shell-like restoration that is custom-made for the patient in terms of shape, size, and color. It is bonded onto the front of a tooth to disguise imperfections that might be negatively detracting from one’s appearance. Porcelain veneers are a cosmetic option that many patients will choose for themselves for a variety of reasons.
What can porcelain veneers be used for?
Certain imperfections in the smile can be covered with the use of porcelain veneers, including:
- Chips and cracks
- Stains and permanent discoloration of teeth
- Worn or shortened teeth
- Gaps between two teeth
- Uneven teeth near the front of the smile
- Misaligned or turned teeth
How do I obtain porcelain veneers?
Obtaining porcelain veneers for the smile starts with a consultation appointment to determine if a patient is a good candidate. Then, preparations begin, during which the dentist will file down the front of the natural tooth, removing a thin portion of enamel. Impressions are made and used by a dental ceramist to fabricate the final veneer. Patients return to the dental office a week or two later when the restoration arrives to have it bonded in place. The entire process can take a few weeks, but the results are amazing!
What are the benefits of porcelain veneers?
- Fast coverage of imperfections
- Beautiful, natural-looking repairs
- Easy to care for
Schedule a visit with Drs. Scott LeSueur, Glenn LeSueur, and Charles Dodaro today!
If you live in or around the community of Mesa, AZ and are considering cosmetic enhancement options, connect with our team at Drs of Smiles Gentle Family Dentistry to make an appointment. Our office is located in Suite 1 at 1056 South Val Vista Drive and can be reached by phone at (480) 834-6991.