The beauty of veneers … A natural-looking, long-lasting way to dramatically enhance your smile

At My Dental and Implants in Glendale, Arizona, we are proficient at replicating natural, healthy, and attractive tooth structures. When natural tissues are lost due to conditions such as decay, fractures, and dental disease, we can create a replacement tooth structure that is indistinguishable in appearance and function from the “real thing.” Additionally, our dentist, Dr. Nima Afzalian, can dramatically improve the smile’s appearance with replacement tooth material that is as strong and aesthetic as natural enamel. 

Get to know dental veneers

Veneers are made primarily from dental ceramics, such as porcelain. This material is prepared, shaped, and secured to the front surfaces of the teeth. Once bonded to the natural tooth, veneers cover all cosmetic imperfections. On healthy teeth, they may be used to disguise:

• Gaps 

• Uneven spacing between teeth 

• Stubborn yellow teeth and other forms of discoloration

• Chipped or flawed tooth surfaces 

• Poorly-shaped teeth 

• Teeth that are short or irregularly-sized 

• Other signs of wear and tear

If, during your examination, Dr. Afzalian determines that an underlying oral problem actually causes the cosmetic imperfection, restorative treatment may be in order. From fillings to crowns, these restorations are a blend of durable, functional, and attractive. They resolve everything from smaller cavities to more extensive fractures or decay. Likewise, patients with bite imbalances may be better suited to orthodontic treatments.

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The process for good veneers candidates

If we determine that veneers are an excellent option for you, information is collected about the tooth (or teeth) to be treated. The tooth itself must also be slightly reduced. That way, the porcelain veneer will fit correctly over the tooth. It won’t protrude unnaturally, look “fake,” or be susceptible to breakage and other types of damage. Impressions or models of the treatment site are made. These impressions are used to guide the fabrication of your veneers. Once they are ready, the veneers are fixed securely to the prepared teeth. 

We also partner with you to assure your veneers remain as strong and great looking as the day they were placed. Recommendations for oral care are tailored and may include refraining from any behavior that can weaken or damage the ceramic. These habits include using your teeth to open packages or bruxism (chronic teeth-grinding). If bruxism is an issue, we can proactively customize a nightguard to protect your teeth from the effects of this destructive condition.

Call My Dental and Implants at (623) 526-2330 to schedule an appointment at our Glendale, AZ office. We are privileged to provide exceptional cosmetic and restorative dentistry services to individuals throughout Sun City, Surprise, Peoria, Cave Creek, and greater Phoenix. 

Veneers
Veneers are thin handcrafted porcelain shields worn on the front of the tooth which improve the appearance of teeth that are chipped, cracked, stained or worn. Veneers are thin as contact lenses, and are an aesthetically pleasing option of closing gaps, lengthening teeth, and providing symmetry to make your smile more natural. Veneers are intended to last for many years without changing color. They are one of the most popular cosmetic procedures in dentistry. Ask your dentist if veneers may be right for you.