Nothing gives a patient less confidence in their appearance than an imperfect smile. When issues such as permanent staining, chipping, or gaps between the front teeth cause a patient to feel self-conscious about their smile, it might be time to speak to a dental team and learn about the benefits of restorations such as porcelain veneers.
What is a porcelain veneer?
The porcelain veneer works to cover and disguise problem areas of the smile. They are more commonly used on the teeth near the front of the smile. What’s great about porcelain veneers is they are made to match the patient’s existing teeth, ensuring they blend in and do not appear as a dental restoration—they look completely natural! By bonding these restorations over the teeth in the front of the smile that need to be repaired, patients can completely rejuvenate their look with just two appointments.
How are porcelain veneers made?
First, patients consult with their dentist at Drs. of Smiles Gentle Family Dentistry to determine if they are appropriate candidates. Once patients decide to move forward with placing porcelain veneers, preparations are done, during which the dentist will remove a thin portion of enamel from the front surface. Impressions are used to get a copy of the tooth’s shape. They are sent to an outside laboratory for fabrication while patients have a temporary veneer placed until their next visit. When the final restoration is complete, patients return to the dental practice to have the final veneer bonded in place to complete the process.
How long do porcelain veneers last?
With proper care and maintenance, most of our patients enjoy their porcelain veneers for many years, often a decade or longer!
Restore your smile today!
Porcelain veneers are just one of many solutions available to patients who are looking to cosmetically enhance the smile. Drs. Scott LeSueur, Glenn LeSueur, and Charles Dodaro of Mesa, Arizona are available to assist patients in learning more about restoration of the smile with an aesthetic focus. The practice is located at 1056 South Val Vista Drive, Ste. #1 and can be reached by phone at (480) 834-6991.