in North Scottsdale, AZ
Sometimes the littlest thing can make the biggest difference when it comes to appearance and self-esteem. Porcelain veneers in North Scottsdale, AZ are lightweight and thin as a wafer, but they can completely transform your smile. You may want to consider this cosmetic dentistry option if you have one or more of the following issues:
- A chipped, cracked, or broken tooth
- Heavy staining on your teeth that hasn’t responded to teeth whitening efforts as well as you had hoped
- A large gap between two teeth
Porcelain veneers improve your smile and are a simple method of tooth repair. If you’re thinking about getting them, the first step is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Rick by calling (480) 585-4244.
The Process of Receiving Porcelain Veneers
During the examination process, Dr. Rick can evaluate your teeth and let you know if porcelain veneers are an option for you. He will then use a shading chart so to select the appropriate color for your new veneer. The process typically requires two appointments. During the first one, he takes an impression and X-ray of the tooth receiving the veneer. The technicians in our dental laboratory use this information to create your customized restoration. When you return for your second appointment, Dr. Rick may need to remove up to one-eighth of a millimeter of tooth enamel to ensure that the tooth with the veneer doesn’t stick out further than the others. He applies a dental adhesive to your tooth, places the veneer on it, and shines a curing light on the tooth to complete the hardening process. You’re then free to leave and show your new winning smile to the world!
Redoing Porcelain Veneers
You might consider redoing your porcelain veneers because of decay or aesthetic reasons. Many people believe that when they get a veneer, they don’t get decay underneath the veneer, but that is not the case. Veneers are more susceptible to getting decay between the margin where the natural tooth meets the restoration. It is a pathway for bacteria to start the decay on the natural tooth at that junction.
It is very important to always keep up with your regular cleanings and great home care to prevent this from happening. In the event your veneer needs to be redone, the process is no different than the original process of getting them the first time. To know your options and further discuss please schedule an appointment with Dr. Rick and we can go over all the details to your satisfaction.