Build your Most Confident Smile with Porcelain Veneers from your Glendale Dentist
We all want to have a healthy, attractive smile. Unfortunately, this isn't an easy thing to accomplish. If you want a brighter, straighter, more symmetrical smile, or have stains that need to be hidden, consider the value of porcelain veneers.
Veneers: an Overview
A veneer is a customized shell that is fabricated from strong dental porcelain to mimic the natural appearance of enamel. The purpose of a veneer is solely cosmetic, to "close" a gap or correct another cosmetic flaw. Though it is possible to have veneers made from quality resin material, there are clear advantages to porcelain. For example, porcelain is a stain-resistant material that, though thicker than the average resin veneer, preserves the translucency of the tooth.
Common Uses For Veneers
You may be a good candidate for porcelain veneers in our Glendale office if:
- You have a tooth that is chipped, cracked, or broken.
- One or more teeth is slightly out of alignment.
- Your teeth are worn down or naturally short.
- Teeth are not symmetrical and are shaped oddly.
- Discoloration cannot be corrected with teeth whitening.
Benefits of Porcelain Veneers
The presence of chips, cracks, stains, and other flaws makes it difficult for you to want to show your smile. Affixing a veneer to the front surface of the problematic tooth, or completely making over your smile with a full set of veneers, can translate into noticeably higher self-confidence.
Veneer treatment is conservative and convenient. The process takes two to three visits, during which we address your questions and preferences, prepare your teeth for their new "covers," and seat your final veneers with a chemical bonding procedure. The amount of preparation needed for this cosmetic enhancement is minimal. We only need to reduce surface enamel about the thickness of a fingernail. This allows the veneer to sit flush with the gums.