Veneers are thin, tooth-colored shells placed over the front of your teeth to improve their appearance. They are often made of porcelain or resin composite materials and are used to correct cosmetic issues such as chipped, stained, misaligned, or misshapen teeth.
Veneers can also close gaps between teeth and cover any imperfections in your smile. At Pro-Dental Care, veneers are a popular cosmetic dentistry option among our patients because they are relatively quick and painless to place.
Types of Veneers
Composite veneers are made from resin and are less expensive than their porcelain counterparts. They can be placed in one visit, making them ideal for patients who want a quick fix for minor cosmetic issues.
Porcelain veneers are thin shells of ceramic bonded to your teeth's front surfaces. They are custom made to match the shape and color of your teeth for a natural look. Porcelain veneers are also stain-resistant and durable.
The Procedure for Getting Veneers
Before getting veneers, our dentist in Cave Creek, AZ, will first examine your teeth and may take X-rays to check the health of your teeth underneath your gum line. If everything looks good, the dentist will remove a small amount of enamel from your tooth to make room for the veneer. Then, they will take an impression of your tooth and send it to the lab, where your veneer will be custom made. While your veneer is being made, a temporary one will be placed over your tooth to protect it. Once your permanent veneer is ready, it will be bonded to your tooth using a special cement.
Veneers can last for many years if you take care of them properly. You should brush and floss regularly, as well as visit your dentist for regular checkups and cleanings. Avoid biting down on hard objects or using your teeth to open packages. If you grind your teeth at night, talk to your dentist about getting a night guard to protect your veneers.
The Benefits of Veneers
Veneers in Cave Creek, AZ, can be used to correct many cosmetic issues, including chipped, cracked, stained, misaligned, and gapped teeth. They can also close spaces between teeth and lengthen short teeth.
Porcelain veneers are made of high-quality ceramic materials that mimic the appearance of natural teeth. When properly cared for, they can last many years without looking unnatural.
Minimally Invasive Procedure
Unlike crowns that require the removal of enamel, veneers require only minimal preparation of the enamel on the front surface of the teeth. This makes them less invasive than many other cosmetic dentistry procedures.
If you’re unhappy with the appearance of your smile, veneers may be a good option for you. Visit Pro-Dental Care at 28260 N Tatum Blvd Suite A2, Cave Creek, AZ 85331, or call (480) 515-1464 to see if veneers are right for you.