Scottsdale, AZ patients interested in cosmetic dentistry are often approached by their dental team on the idea of placing porcelain veneers. Dental professionals find that there are several benefits to patients who have an imperfect smile when it comes to using veneers for enhancement of the teeth near the front of the mouth when they become problematic. Drs. Rogel Carlos and Marissa Mandap of AZ Dental Wellness of Scottsdale provides this and many other aesthetic treatment options for patients who are ready to address imperfections that are affecting the appearance of their smile when they laugh, speak, and smile with others.
Porcelain veneers explained
Drs. Rogel Carlos and Marissa Mandap often recommend porcelain veneers for patients who are looking for the benefits of smile enhancement in an affordable and effective manner. Porcelain veneers, or “dental veneers,” are restorations made by our dentist to cover imperfections of the anterior teeth. These imperfections may include:
- Gaps between the teeth
- Broken or chipped teeth
- Permanently discolored teeth
- Misaligned teeth
These restorations act as thin facings that are custom-made for the patient by our team of professionals to match the existing teeth and to bond over the front of the problematic teeth. By doing this, these imperfections are disguised in a way that looks completely natural. The restorations are fabricated close to the shape, size, and color of the existing teeth to ensure that they provide appropriate coverage and blend seamlessly with the rest of the teeth within the smile. These cosmetic restorations are highly desirable because they have a number of benefits.
Some of the advantages of porcelain veneers:
- Porcelain veneers are affordable
- Porcelain veneers are natural-looking
- Porcelain veneers are long-lasting
- Porcelain veneers are durable
- Porcelain veneers are fast and effective
Who is a candidate for porcelain veneers?
Before undergoing treatments such as this, it is essential that patients schedule a consultation appointment with our team of professionals to determine if they are appropriate candidates for this or other restorations used in the practice of Drs. Rogel Carlos and Marissa Mandap. At AZ Dental Wellness of Scottsdale, we welcome patients to undergo evaluations to decide if veneers can be used in the smile for permanent and natural-looking enhancements. We do ensure patients have a smile free from decay and periodontal disease before considering cosmetic solutions such as this, as these conditions can also develop on the teeth underneath the restorations. It is incredibly important for patients to place their oral health and wellness at a high priority to ensure these veneers are effective and long-lasting over the natural teeth.
What is the process of obtaining porcelain veneers?
First, patients undergo a consultation appointment at AZ Dental Wellness of Scottsdale to determine candidacy. Once patients have found that they are a good fit for porcelain veneers, the dentist will begin preparation. This includes filing down a portion of the enamel on the front of the tooth. After this has been completed, molds or “impressions” of the natural tooth are done and sent off to a dental laboratory for the fabrication of the veneers. Our dental team will communicate with the laboratory and the ceramist in regards to the final shape, color, and size of the restorations to ensure they blend in with the remaining teeth. Once the veneer is complete, typically within a week or two, it is mailed back to the dentist and the patient returns to the office to have their final porcelain veneer bonded in place. When patients leave the office that day, they are able to show the world their brand-new look! The entire process from start to finish often takes approximately two weeks to complete, from consultation to final bonding. Patients will enjoy their veneers often for a decade or longer.
Schedule a visit
Drs. Rogel Carlos and Marissa Mandap of AZ Dental Wellness of Scottsdale, AZ provide a wide variety of general, cosmetic, and restorative services for patients in and around the community. If you are ready to discuss the options available to you for enhancing the smile, we encourage you to ask about the benefits of placing restorations such as porcelain veneers. Book an appointment at 3014 North Hayden Road, Suite 104 by calling (480) 405-1511.
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