A porcelain veneer is a cosmetic dental restoration we create from strong and lifelike materials. When placed, we can offer major smile transformation, improving the color and shape of the teeth in as little as two visits. How do we offer multiple cosmetic solutions with our veneers? What should our Tucson, AZ, patients expect from the placement process?
Treating Issues with a Tooth’s Shape and Color
A veneer is very thin, and the porcelain we use offers the same translucent appearance as natural tooth enamel. In addition, we can shade the material to better match the color of your teeth. When we place them, they cover the front and the sides of the teeth, instantly correcting a wide array of cosmetic concerns. We can often mask permanent teeth stains, the kind of discoloration that may not be easily removed with traditional teeth whitening options. Placement also corrects the appearance of minor misalignment, offering an orthodontic alternative. Veneers can lengthen worn down teeth and repair minor cracks and chips. We’ve used them close gaps between the teeth and to even reshape malformed or misshapen teeth.
Creating and Placing the Restorations
First, we need to make room for them to fit comfortably and look natural so we remove a thin layer of enamel. We then take detailed impressions of these teeth, and use the impressions and images to design and craft them from porcelain. Once we complete your final restoration, you will return to the office so we can place them with a powerful bonding agent. With routine care, including brushing, flossing, and visits for checkups and cleanings, you can ensure they remain strong and bright for may years to come.
Combining Them with Other Cosmetic Treatments
To ensure they match your brightest possible smile, we may offer teeth whitening before we shade the veneers. We can also reserve them for the front-facing teeth and using dental bonding to correct cosmetic issues for the less visible side and rear teeth, providing a more cost-effective smile improvement. Combining them with these and other cosmetic treatments can help provide a full smile makeover. If you have any questions about our cosmetic dental procedures, or if you would like to see which one is right for your smile, then contact our team today.
Would You Like to Learn More About Restorations?
Our team is here to help you enjoy a brighter and healthier smile with our cosmetic treatment options. For more information on our cosmetic dental restorations, schedule a consultation with your dentist by calling Dr. Newman’s office in Tucson, AZ, today at 520-296-5439. We’re conveniently located inside the Colonial Verde Dental building, and proudly welcome the residents of all surrounding communities.