Everyone wants a smile they are proud of, but not everyone is born with a naturally beautiful grin. This is where a cosmetic dentist comes in! Drs. Rogel Carlos and Marissa Mandap of AZ Dental Wellness of Scottsdale are dedicated to providing patients with affordable, attainable solutions for their smiles. This includes a wide range of options, including porcelain veneers, which can be used to cover a chipped tooth, disguise a stained tooth, or to close gaps between the front teeth.
What is a porcelain veneer?
Drs. Rogel Carlos and Marissa Mandap describe porcelain veneers as restorations that are custom-fabricated for a patient to cosmetically enhance the smile. These restorations are thin shells of ceramic that bond onto the front of a prepared tooth to disguise common aesthetic issues, including:
- Gaps between the teeth
- Misaligned/crooked teeth
- Permanently stained teeth
- Chipped or cracked teeth
- Unusually shaped teeth
- Short teeth
How do I obtain a porcelain veneer?
First, patients of Scottsdale, AZ should call the office to book a consultation appointment and initial evaluation by our team. Drs. Rogel Carlos and Marissa Mandap will examine the smile and determine what solutions will work best for the patient’s unique needs. Patients can discuss the specific concerns they have with the appearance of their smile to find out if porcelain veneers would be the most appropriate option. Once patients decide to use veneers to enhance the smile, they undergo preparations. The dentist will remove a thin portion of enamel from the front of the tooth that will be covered with the veneer. Then, molds, or impressions, are taken. These molds are used by a dental laboratory for the fabrication of the final veneer to ensure the best fit. Instructions are given from the dentist to the ceramist regarding the shape, size, and color of the final veneer. Patients will have a temporary veneer placed on the tooth until their final veneer arrives at the dental office and is available for placement. Patients return to see their dentist and have the veneer bonded into place to complete the process.
What alternative options are available?
There are other options that might be better for a patient. This may include orthodontic treatment, professional teeth whitening, composite resin bonding, or dental crowns. However, many of these take more time than the placement of veneers, making veneers a more desirable option for most patients. Our dentists can discuss with patients the variety of options available to them and educate them on the best treatment to meet their needs and help them reach their smile goals.
Request a visit with the team at AZ Dental Wellness of Scottsdale
Enhancing the smile with today’s natural-looking restorations is easier and more affordable than ever! Patients of the Scottsdale, AZ area who are ready to achieve a more attractive smile can contact our practice for an appointment to learn more about the use of porcelain veneers. Call the office at (480) 405-1511 today to schedule a consultation at our facility, conveniently located at 3014 North Hayden Road, Suite #104.
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