Dental veneers are very thin pieces of durable, tooth shaped porcelain that are custom-made (for shape and color) by a professional dental laboratory. They are bonded onto the front surface of teeth to create a beautiful and attractive smile.
Dr. Nathan Hammond often uses dental veneers to completely reshape your teeth and smile. They can often be alternatives to crowns and an ideal solution for treating minor dental flaws.
As with most dental restorations, dental veneers are not permanent and may someday need replacement. They are otherwise very durable and will last many years, giving you a beautiful, long-lasting smile.
Porcelain veneers can repair:
- An uneven or dull smile
- Crooked teeth
- Misshapen teeth
- Severely discolored or stained teeth
- Teeth that are too small or large
- Unwanted or uneven spaces
- Worn or chipped teeth
What does getting porcelain veneers involve?
Getting dental veneers usually requires two visits to complete the process, with little or no anesthesia needed during the procedure. The teeth are prepared by lightly buffing and shaping the surface to allow for the thickness of the veneer. A mold or impression of the teeth is taken and a shade (color) will then be chosen by you and the dentist.
On the second visit, the teeth will be cleansed with special liquids to achieve a durable bond. Bonding cement is then placed between the tooth and veneer and a special light beam is used to harden and set the bond.
You will receive care instructions for your new and improved smile as proper brushing, flossing and regular dental visits will aid in the life of your dental veneers in Surprise, Arizona. Reach out to us at 623-328-7346 if you have questions or want to schedule a consultation with our dentist.