A PICTURE PERFECT SMILE WITH
Porcelain Dental Veneers
Years of drinking coffee, smoking cigarettes, and eating all of those vibrantly colored foods will leave their mark over time - and not just on your memories.
Your teeth take quite a beating over the years, and over time discoloration is not only natural, it’s to be expected.
Dental veneers provide the instant facelift for your teeth that you’ve been looking for! Having a consultation with Dr. Huynh for Porcelain Veneers in our Mesa, AZ office is the first step to that beautiful smile.
But that’s not all.
Dental veneers also offer the following perks:
- Close up big gaps from missing teeth or naturally formed gaps.
- Repair moderate to severe damages, like heavy wear, chips, and breaks.
- Align teeth perfectly and naturally by fixing an uneven bite or the misalignment of your jaw.
- Smooth out ridges and natural imperfections, like craters.
Most notably, however, dental veneers are popular because they conceal stains and decay. Discoloration is a regular problem, particularly as we age, and over time, the years begin to take their toll. Some everyday medical treatments can actually create an influx of fluoride in your mouth, resulting in stains. Resin fillings can change coloring as well.
A dental veneer is like a front shield for your tooth, a super thin shell that is carefully and precisely placed over the tooth as a sort of cosmetic cover.
These shells, which are also called porcelain laminates, can be made of composites, but porcelain is the preferred material because it’s more durable and reflects light like natural teeth. The gums have also been proven to react best to porcelain, with the tissue not negatively impacted in any way.
A dental veneer is not nearly as intensive as a crown, which requires extensive shaping beforehand, or a bridge that replaces missing teeth.
It may require a few visits, depending on your existing condition and the treatment needed. Our Mesa office team will schedule you for a consultation first in order to get an idea of what you are looking for and see how we can help. During this appointment, we will also conduct an in-office examination which may include dental X-rays or impressions.
Based on Dr. Hunyh’s recommendation at Eastport Dental, we will formulate a comprehensive treatment plan that best suits your needs.
The second visit will be dedicated to the preparation of the veneer.
In order to make room for the veneer, Dr. Huynh will need to remove some of the tooth’s natural enamel in order to ensure a comfortable and natural fit onto your tooth. A minuscule amount of the tooth’s enamel, only about ½ mm, before the bonding process permanently cements the shell onto the front of the tooth.
Impressions will also be taken in order to accurately create a mold for your new veneer. You may utilize a temporary veneer in between appointments, as it typically takes about 2-4 weeks for a professional dental laboratory to create your custom veneer.
During your final visit to your Mesa, AZ office, we prepare to affix the veneer to your tooth. Dr. Huynh and his team will perform a thorough examination to ensure that the look, color, shape, and size of your new custom veneer are all the right match for your tooth.
There may be some minor in-office adjustments that are needed, such as trimming, before permanent fixture, but that is normal and can easily be handled with Dr. Huynh’s expertise. For example, the amount of cement used for bonding can actually affect the color of the veneer, offering us the opportunity to fine tune and create the perfect shade to match your natural teeth.
Your tooth will be buffed and polished in order to create a better surface for bonding, and then the veneer will be cemented onto your tooth.
Special light technology activates sealants within the cement, creating permanent seals between veneer and tooth
You may return within a few weeks to double check the fit and ensure that there are no lasting issues with yours gums. It is normal to have some minor discomfort after the procedure, which can easily be solved by local anesthesia.
When properly cared for, your dental veneer can have a lifetime of up to 15 years!
Schedule a consultation today and we’ll explore your best option for a new veneer!