The Truth about North Phoenix Veneers
Ever wonder how celebrities get those million-dollar smiles? Well, they don’t actually spend a million dollars, but many of them do use a variety of cosmetic procedures such as teeth straighteners and whiteners.
Veneers are an excellent solution that can both whiten and correct your smile. Veneers are thin shells of porcelain that fit over your teeth, so they are able to correct the shape of your teeth. They can make your teeth look wider, longer, and straighter.
Finding the right North Phoenix dentist to create and install your veneers is essential to getting the best results.
Here’s what you can expect from the process:
During your initial consultation, your dentist will inspect your teeth and your smile for things like alignment, teeth shape and gum health.
If you have bite issues — such as an over bite or under bite — you will need to have that corrected for a truly healthy smile. Glendale Veneers can correct the way your smile looks and can also correct alignment, which can cause other problems.
Your Phoenix cosmetic dentist will also note irregularities in your teeth, such as chips, cracks or uneven shapes. Have a pointy tooth that makes you look like a vampire? Or have your teeth become shorter due to grinding? Veneers can fix those issues.
Your dentist will let you know what veneers can cover and what they can’t. You may need other dental treatments to complement the veneers and get the best results.
If you are not sure if veneers are right for you or aren’t sure how they will look, your dentist can create a trial set.
The permanent set is made of porcelain, but the trial set is made of a plastic that hardens on your teeth. The epoxy can be shaped and painted to create the look you want. Think of this trial set the way you would fake nails.
You can wear the trial veneers for a few weeks to see how they look and feel. When you meet with your dentist again, you can make adjustments as necessary to fine tune the look.
Your dentist will create your permanent veneers through the use of molds and computer design. They will be created to fit your teeth and mouth specifically.
To prepare for your permanent veneers, your dentist will have to slightly shave down about a half millimeter of your teeth. That makes room for the veneers and gives them a rougher surface on which to bond.
Preparing the teeth does not generally hurt, but some sensitive patients may need to ask for local anesthetic. The veneers are permanently bonded to the teeth, which provides some protection for the teeth and ensures that they don’t come loose through use.
You may have some initial sensitivity to hot and cold, but this will quickly subside.
Maintenance of Your Veneers
Generally, you will maintain your veneers the same way you would your teeth. You will need to brush and floss daily. Just use a soft toothbrush and a non-abrasive toothpaste.
Your permanent veneers are made to last, so you don’t have to follow any kind of a special diet. However, you may still want to avoid hard items like candied apples or bones. Don’t go opening any beer bottles with your teeth, either.
It’s best to minimize sugar for your oral health and to avoid items that stain your teeth. Porcelain won’t stain, but if you have veneers on only the upper teeth, your bottom teeth could stain and create unevenness.
Gum recession can expose the tooth below the veneer, which can lead to cracking or other damage of the veneer. If that occurs, your dentist can repair or replace the veneer.
Are you ready for a smile makeover? Aesthetic Dentistry of Arrowhead in North Phoenix can help you understand if porcelain veneers are right for you. Our dentists offer a variety of cosmetic dental services to help you get the look you want, including braces, whitening, crowns, implants and more. No matter how old you are or how damaged your teeth, we have solutions to improve your smile. We also offer routine dental care to help you protect the smile you have and keep it looking great for as long as possible.
Glendale, Arizona 85308