How Veneers Can Help Improve Your Smile

Do you feel that your smile looks dull compared to what it once was? Are you ashamed of stained, yellowed or chipped teeth? veneersFortunately, your Avondale, AZ dentist can help you restore your smile in just a few visits. You can look and feel great about your teeth with dental veneers.


What are veneers? 
Veneers are very thin shells usually made of porcelain, these tooth-shaped shells fit over the front of the teeth to mask imperfections. A dental laboratory customizes each veneer especially for your mouth to ensure the most natural appearance possible. The lab can even color-match the veneers to your natural teeth to discreetly improve your smile.


How do veneers work? 
Before your dentist places the veneers, there is some legwork to carry out. First, a mold of your teeth is sent to a dental laboratory. It is necessary for your dentist to prepare your teeth for your veneers by shaving off a tiny portion of enamel. This makes room for the veneer and gives the adhesive a roughened surface on which to grasp. Your dentist might place temporary veneers on your teeth until they receive your permanent veneers from the dental lab. The process to create veneers usually takes about two weeks. Once the permanent restorations are complete, your dentist fits and attaches each one to your teeth.


How can veneers improve my smile? 
Veneers can repair many dental imperfections, including:

  • chipped teeth
  • cracked teeth
  • yellowed teeth
  • stained teeth
  • uneven teeth
  • small gaps between the teeth
  • slightly overlapping teeth

Looking great often results in feeling great, and veneers can restore the confidence you might have lost due to your lackluster smile. The porcelain from which veneers are made is translucent, closely resembling natural teeth. Veneers also resist staining from things like coffee or tea. Unlike crowns, veneers only require your dentist to remove tiny amounts of the tooth’s structure.


For more information on dental veneers, please contact Dr. Thihan C. Phan, DDS at Palo Verde Dentistry in Avondale, AZ. Call (623) 322-9215 to speak with an associate about scheduling your appointment today!