If you have a minor smile imperfection you wish you could change; you may be interested in asking Dr. Matthew Milana about porcelain veneers.
Veneers are thin porcelain shells that adhere to the front surface of your tooth to enhance your smile. Veneers can completely revamp your teeth and smile in just two dental visits. At Arcadia Dentistry in Phoenix, Dr. Milana is highly-skilled in natural-looking veneers that are virtually undetectable, so that people can focus on the beauty of your smile, not the flaws. If you’re interested in learning more about what how porcelain veneers can benefit you, call Arcadia Dentistry at (602) 957-2170 today.
What Are Porcelain Veneers?
Porcelain veneers are incredibly thin, custom-fabricated shells made from translucent porcelain material. They change the size, shape, and shade of your teeth. Once veneers adhere to the front-facing surface of your teeth, they can correct a wide range of smile flaws, including:
- Crooked, broken, or chipped teeth
- Uneven tooth edges
- Gummy smiles
- Spacing between teeth
- Oddly shaped teeth
- Worn enamel
- Stained or discolored teeth
If you love everything about your smile except one flaw, you don’t have to resign yourself to never having the smile you want. During your first dental appointment with Dr. Milana, you can go over your current smile and your dental goals. Together, we can establish a smile treatment plan that can enhance and improve your appearance.
What Does the Veneer Process Look Like?
Your initial consultation with Dr. Milana will involve a dental check-up and any needed X-rays to ensure proper oral health, along with a treatment plan to meet your dental needs & goals.
Your first visit involves a slight reshaping of the surface of your tooth so that the veneer can bond to the tooth. Dr. Milana will gently buff and reshape your enamel to integrate the thickness of the veneer. He will only shave off about half a millimeter of the tooth surface to ensure the veneers fit comfortably.
Once Dr. Milana creates an impression of your teeth, they are sent to the dental lab to be custom fabricated. Your Phoenix dentist will match the shade of the veneer to your existing teeth so that it blends in with your smile. No one will ever be able to tell that you have a porcelain veneer.
Once the porcelain veneers have been fabricated, Dr. Milana will schedule your next dental appointment for the final process. Bonding the veneer to your tooth is a simple and easy process that is not painful, and you will walk out with a brand new smile.
Maintaining My Porcelain Veneers
With proper care and maintenance, your porcelain veneers can last for many years. Because they bond directly to the surface of your tooth, they are durable and strong. Caring for your new veneers is just like caring for your existing ones. Brushing and flossing daily is essential for keeping your veneers healthy, along with regular dental check-ups. Although your veneers are more resistant to staining than tooth enamel, they can still succumb to eventual staining from foods and beverages like tea, coffee, red wine, tomato sauce, and dark berries.
During your routine dental cleanings and exams, Dr. Milana will visually inspect your porcelain veneers to ensure they remain bonded and are in place.
Are You Ready to Change Your Smile?
You deserve to be happy about your smile, and your perfect look is closer than you think. In just two dental visits, you can completely transform your life and appearance. Give our Phoenix dental office a call today!