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5 Things You Should Know About Porcelain Veneers

If you have been considering cosmetic dentistry procedures like porcelain veneers to enhance your smile, you may have some questions. Dr. Rick is an experienced dentist who skillfully customizes smiles for every one of his patients. Following are five things you should know about porcelain veneers to help you decide about your smile makeover.

1. Porcelain Veneers Look Incredibly Natural

If you are concerned with fake-looking results, you have nothing to fear. Our porcelain veneers deliver magical results. Whether you are looking to mask imperfections, close gaps, or repair broken, cracked, worn, chipped, or misaligned teeth, porcelain veneers will blend in with your mouth with natural, beautiful results.

We customize your porcelain veneers to suit the color of your skin, the shape of your mouth, and to blend in seamlessly with the appearance of surrounding teeth. Porcelain veneers reflect the light just like your natural teeth and come with color variations that look incredibly natural and flawless. Not only do they look great, but also feel so natural, that you won’t even remember they are there!

2. Porcelain Veneers Offer a Conservative Cosmetic Solution

If you’ve heard that your natural teeth need extensive altering, this is not the case. With all the cosmetic dentistry options available to enhance the appearance of your teeth, dental veneers are considered one of the most conservative approaches. We strive to remove as little of your natural tooth structure as possible to get your teeth ready for their transformative veneers. You will enjoy a perfect smile with most of your tooth structure left intact!

3. Porcelain Is Strong and Durable

Some think of breakable or fragile dolls when they hear of porcelain. Your porcelain veneers are not delicate in any way. In reality, they are often stronger than your natural tooth enamel. They are resistant to stains, chips, and cracks under regular wear and tear. Although of course if you continue to gnaw on ice cubes or use your teeth as bottle openers, you may damage your veneers along with your natural teeth. With proper care, will be amazed at their strength and durability!

4. You Will Not Get Your Porcelain Veneers On The Spot

Your new veneers will require several steps. First, we will perform a smile analysis to determine your needs and aesthetic goals. We may recommend different cosmetic solutions to deliver the smile you desire. Next, we will use temporary veneers to give you an idea of how your new smile will look. During your trial smile period, we will make any necessary tweaks before cementing your permanent ones in place so that you can begin to enjoy stunning results.

5. Your Smile Is Customized for You

One of the advantages of porcelain veneers is that we can customize them based on your desired outcome. Whatever you don't like about your teeth can be masked or corrected. To deliver perfect results, we measure your bite, enamel thickness, and pulp tissue. Our goal is to fit you with veneers that look natural and are flattering to your smile.

Are You Ready for a Perfect Smile?

Contact us today at Dr. Rick Dentistry in North Scottsdale to learn about veneers and how they can upgrade your smile. You don't need to be a celebrity to take advantage of the magical results of cosmetic dentistry. We are here to help you achieve the beautiful smile you've always wanted!