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By Waterfront Dentistry LLC
November 01, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: veneers  

Veneers provide a relatively simple way to achieve a beautiful, new smile. Veneers are placed over problem teeth to conceal a variety of cosmetic concerns, including chips, cracks, stains, and discolorations. The shape, size, and color are customized to match your teeth for a perfect look and fit. Once in place, the veneers will look just like your natural teeth. At Waterfront Dentistry in Scottsdale, AZ or Refresh Dentistry in Phoenix, AZ, Dr. Shawn Monahan and Dr. Scott Sutton are your dentists for veneers.

What are Veneers?

A veneer is an extremely thin cover applied to the front of a tooth with cosmetic imperfections, such as a crack or discoloration. The veneer gives the tooth a brand new flawless appearance. The natural tooth remains in place and the veneer is simply affixed to the front of it. A small amount of enamel is shaved from the surface of the tooth to give the veneer a place to rest flush against the tooth. The veneer is then permanently cemented to the tooth so it will not come loose and slip out of place.

Veneers are often made from porcelain, which closely matches the appearance of tooth enamel for the most natural look possible. The size, shape, and color of veneers are customized to each patient so the veneers fit perfectly and blend in with the surrounding teeth. Veneers can be used to correct the appearance of sheep that are oddly shaped. They can also be used to close small gaps between teeth, as well as conceal such imperfections as cracks, chips, stains, or discolorations on teeth.

Advantages and Benefits

Porcelain veneers offer multiple benefits and can dramatically improve the appearance of your smile. Veneers can give you the smile you have been wanting. Your Scottsdale, AZ, dentist can help you decide if porcelain veneers are the right cosmetic dentistry option for achieving the results you desire. The advantages and benefits of veneers include:

  • Concealing stains and discolorations
  • Repairing chipped or cracked
  • Closing small gaps between teeth
  • Reshaping odd or misshaped teeth
  • Smoothing out uneven tooth surfaces
  • Placement is permanent so they will not fall off
  • Function like natural teeth and can bite and chew food normally
  • Porcelain resembles tooth enamel so they look just like natural teeth
  • Size, shape, and color are customized for a perfect fit

Veneers can transform your smile by improving the appearance of teeth with cosmetic imperfections. For veneers in the Phoenix and Scottsdale areas, schedule an appointment with Dr. Monahan or Dr. Sutton, your Phoenix and Scottsdale, AZ, dentists, by calling Waterfront Dentistry at (480) 949-7900 for Scottsdale or Refresh Dentistry in Phoenix, AZ at (602) 944-7199.

By Waterfront Dentistry LLC
December 30, 2016
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: celebrity smiles   veneers  
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What's an actor's most important feature? According to Vivica A. Fox, whose most recent big-screen role was in Independence Day: Resurgence, it's what you see right up front.

"On screen, your smile and your eyes are the most inviting things that bring the audience in" she said. "Especially if you play the hot chick."

But like lots of people, Vivica reached a point where she felt her smile needed a little help in order to look its best. That's when she turned to a popular cosmetic dental treatment.

"I got veneers years ago," Ms. Fox told Dear Doctor magazine in a recent interview, "just because I had some gapping that probably only I noticed."

What exactly are dental veneers? Essentially, they are thin shells of lustrous porcelain that are permanently attached to the front surfaces of the teeth. Tough, lifelike and stain-resistant, they can cover up a number of defects in your smile — including stains, chips, cracks, and even minor spacing irregularities like the ones Vivica had.

Veneers have become the treatment of choice for Hollywood celebs — and lots of regular folks too — for many reasons. Unlike some treatments that can take many months, it takes just a few appointments to have veneers placed on your teeth. Because they are custom made just for you, they allow you to decide how bright you want your smile to be: anywhere from a natural pearly hue to a brilliant "Hollywood white." Best of all, they are easy to maintain, and can last for many years with only routine care.

To place traditional veneers, it's necessary to prepare the tooth by removing a small amount (a millimeter or two) of its enamel surface. This keeps it from feeling too big — but it also means the treatment can't be reversed, so once you get veneers, you'll always have them. In certain situations, "no-prep" or minimal-prep veneers, which require little or no removal of tooth enamel, may be an option for some people.

Veneers aren't the only way to create a better smile: Teeth whitening, crowns or orthodontic work may also be an alternative. But for many, veneers are the preferred option. What does Vivica think of hers?

"I love my veneers!" she declared, noting that they have held up well for over a decade.

For more information about veneers, please contact us or schedule an appointment for a consultation.



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