Welcome to Eastport Dental in Mesa, AZ. If you’ve been looking for a long-term way to upgrade your smile, Dr. Huynh and our team of dental professionals are excited to share with you everything you need to know about cosmetic dental veneers, from what they are to how to care for them.
What are Dental Veneers?
Dental veneers are a popular cosmetic dental treatment that can help improve the appearance of your teeth in just a couple of trips to our office. These cosmetic restorations are thin, custom-made shells that are placed on the front surface of your teeth. Dental veneers are made from a variety of materials, including porcelain and composite resin, and can be customized to match the shape and color of your natural teeth.
With veneers you can design everything from the color and size of your teeth to your overall smile symmetry.
The Process Getting Dental Veneers
During your first appointment, Dr. Huynh will examine your teeth and discuss your cosmetic goals. If dental veneers are the right treatment for your smile, he will then make a plan to prepare your teeth for the veneer placement. This is done by removing a thin layer of enamel from the front surface of your teeth. Next, we will take impressions of your teeth, which will be sent to a dental lab to create your custom veneers. In the meantime, we will place temporary veneers to wear until your permanent ones are ready.
Once your veneers are ready, you will return to our office for your final appointment. Dr. Huynh will bond the veneers to the surface of your teeth using a special dental adhesive. He will then make any necessary adjustments to ensure a perfect fit and a natural-looking result. You’ll have the instant smile makeover you always wanted!
The Benefits of Veneers vs. Crowns
If you’re considering cosmetic dental treatment, you may be wondering whether dental veneers or dental crowns are the right choice for you. While both options can help improve the appearance of your teeth, there are some key differences between the two.
Dental veneers are a more conservative option than dental crowns, as they require less preparation of your natural teeth. They are also a more versatile option, as they can be used to correct a variety of cosmetic issues, including stains, chips, cracks, and gaps between teeth. Dental crowns, on the other hand, are typically used to restore teeth that are severely damaged or decayed.
Why Choose Dental Veneers?
Dental veneers offer numerous benefits for those looking to improve the appearance of their teeth. Most significantly is how drastic dental veneers can transform your entire smile. We typically place anywhere from 6-8 or more veneers across your upper front teeth to make them look whiter and straighter.
Porcelain veneers are resistant to staining, making them a great option for those who want to maintain a bright, white smile over time. Overall, dental veneers are an excellent choice for anyone looking to enhance the appearance of their teeth and achieve a beautiful, confident smile.
Caring for Dental Veneers
Once you have your new dental veneers, it’s important to take good care of them to ensure they last as long as possible. Here are a few tips for caring for your cosmetic dental work:
- Practice good oral hygiene: Brush your teeth twice a day and floss daily to keep your teeth and gums healthy.
- Avoid biting down on hard objects: While dental veneers are durable, they can still be damaged by excessive force. Avoid biting down on hard objects like ice or pens. In fact, it’s a good idea to sleep in a nightguard just in case you grind your teeth.
- Avoid staining foods and drinks: Dental veneers are resistant to staining, but they can still be discolored over time by dark-colored foods and drinks like coffee, tea, and red wine. Try to limit your consumption of these foods and drinks, or rinse your mouth with water after consuming them.
- Visit our Mesa dentist regularly: Regular dental checkups and cleanings can help ensure the health and longevity of your dental veneers.
How do I Pay for Dental Veneers
At Eastport Dental, we offer flexible payment options to make your smile makeover more accessible. In most cases low and 0% financing plans are available. While veneers typically aren’t covered under dental insurance, there may be some exceptions to the rule (such as if you have a broken or chipped tooth); our treatment coordinators will work with you closely to determine if any allowances are available under your policy.
Schedule Your Consultation
If you’re ready to update your smile with dental veneers, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with Dr. Huynh at Eastport Dental in Mesa, AZ. Our team of cosmetic dentistry professionals is dedicated to providing you with the highest quality care and the best possible outcome for your smile investment. Contact us today to learn more.