Porcelain veneers are known as a restorative cosmetic treatment option for patients looking to perfect the look of their smile. They’re made of thin pieces of porcelain shaped to match the patient’s existing tooth.
In fact, they’re specifically designed to restore and cover damaged areas in the smile. Veneers can be easily placed and are custom made for every patient. However, dental veneers are not permanent and might need replacement in the future due to natural wear.
When To Consider Veneers
Individuals may want to consider dental veneers for different reasons. Minor flaws in the smile such as chips, wears, or stains are often factors in veneer placement. If you’re unhappy with the look of your smile and would like to fix some imperfections, investing in dental veneers might be the right move for you.
Additional factors that may lead patients to invest in porcelain veneers include:
- Small or large teeth
- Crooked teeth
- Worn or chipped teeth
- Gaps in the smile
- Stained or discolored teeth
Getting porcelain veneers is a simple, two appointment process. After determining if you are a candidate, Dr. Larson will begin your treatment which includes:
- Preparing the teeth receiving veneers by lightly buffing the enamel. This ensures the veneer can be securely fastened to the tooth and does not appear too bulky once placed.
- Making an impression of your tooth as well as choosing the right color that best matches your smile.
While your veneer is being made, we’ll cover the prepared tooth to protect it from damage. As soon as your veneer has been made, you’ll return to our Prescott Valley dental office for veneer placement. Dental cement will be used to secure the veneer to your smile, ensuring that you leave our practice with a beautiful, natural looking smile.
Although porcelain veneers are a quick cosmetic procedure, each case is different according to the needs of the patient. In saying this, we recommend scheduling a consultation with Dr. Larson. During your appointment Dr. Larson will be able to evaluate your mouth, determine the state of your teeth, and provide you with a more accurate treatment timeline.