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Porcelain Veneers

What Are Porcelain Veneers?

Over the years, there have been many advances in cosmetic dental care that help restore the teeth and improve their appearance. Porcelain dental veneers have been one of the most successful and effective examples of dental innovation. Dental issues such as chips, gaps, discolorations and malalignments among the teeth are very common. For many people, this can make them feel self-conscious about their smile and appearance. Porcelain dental veneers, available from our experienced Scottsdale cosmetic and restorative dentists, are designed to correct these imperfections.

Porcelain dental veneers can be an excellent component to a smile makeover, having a remarkable effect on the overall appearance of a smile with results that can last for years. The placement of veneers can also be very effective at creating a more symmetrical smile and restoring aesthetic dental issues you may have wanted to address for a very long time.

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Dr. Mabry and Dr. Vaysman have spent many years pursuing continued education in cosmetic and restorative dentistry, helping them to offer patients the most advanced techniques with exemplary results.

If you would like to schedule a consultation for porcelain dental veneers, please contact our office today.

What Are the Benefits of Porcelain Veneers?

Porcelain veneers are made of a strong ceramic material that is custom-made to fit the affected tooth. Unlike a dental crown, porcelain dental veneers cover only a portion of the tooth, enhancing the appearance of the teeth and serving as a reinforcement to the tooth’s structure. Porcelain dental veneers are designed to both look and act like your natural teeth, helping to correct and improve the appearance of common dental imperfections such as:

  • Chips or fractures
  • Gaps/spaces
  • Malalignments
  • Discolorations/stains
  • Uneven spacing between teeth
  • Short, worn or fractured teeth

Our cosmetic dentist, Dr. Todd Mabry, will meet with you to discuss all aspects of porcelain dental veneers and answer any questions you may have. Together, you and your doctor will decide if treatment with porcelain dental veneers is the best option to suit your needs.

Who Is a Good Candidate for Porcelain Veneers?

Ideal candidates for porcelain veneers are those wanting to conceal cosmetic imperfections affecting the teeth visible at the front of their mouth. Before recommending veneers, your dentist will first consider more conservative treatments, such as teeth whitening. If other options cannot provide the level of improvement you desire, veneers may ultimately be advised. Additionally, if a more severe alignment issue is present, orthodontics may first be recommended to straighten the teeth.

What Can I Expect in the Porcelain Veneers Procedure?

To begin the porcelain veneers process, the affected teeth will typically be prepared by removing the outermost layer of each tooth’s surface. This ensures the teeth maintain a natural look and size once the veneer shells are placed. After the teeth have been prepared, an impression of your teeth is made, and the porcelain veneer will be created. The veneer is made of extraordinarily durable ceramic and is custom-designed to fit your tooth as accurately as possible. Your dentist will then bond the veneer to the tooth with a strong dental adhesive, and color-match it to the surrounding teeth so that it blends naturally. The result? A virtually undetectable correction for aesthetic and functional dental imperfections that can look both natural and beautiful.

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How Long Do Porcelain Veneers Last?

Porcelain dental veneers have been known to last many years, helping you to feel great about the look of your smile. On average, veneers should last around 10 years when properly cared for. To help make your porcelain veneers last as long as possible, you should practice good oral hygiene, with daily flossing and twice-daily brushing. You should also avoid biting down on hard objects, such as chewing on ice or eating hard foods, as veneers are prone to chipping or cracking under extreme force. If you tend to clench or grind your teeth, you should ask about getting a custom mouth guard to sleep in at night, helping limit the impact of the habit.

How Much Do Porcelain Veneers Cost?

The cost of dental veneers will vary for every patient, depending on factors like the number of veneers being placed and the materials being used. Before your treatment, our team will go over the fees associated with your veneers procedure, giving you a cost estimate to ensure you understand what to expect. If you would like to divide your total cost into smaller, more manageable payments, we accept dental financing options and can speak more about these with you at your appointment, should you be interested.

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For more information on porcelain dental veneers or to schedule an appointment, please contact North Scottsdale Dental Studio.