Are Porcelain Veneers Right for Me?

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Are Porcelain Veneers Right for Me?

If you have stained or cracked teeth, porcelain veneers can offer the smile you’ve always wanted. Is now the time to consider them? Read on to learn if porcelain veneers are right for you.

Few treatments can transform your smile quite as dramatically as porcelain veneers. Their translucence and color-matched materials blend in seamlessly with your other teeth as they cover and correct various tooth defects, such as cracks and unusual shapes. 

The process involves removing some enamel from the surfaces of the teeth you intend to treat. The veneers replace that enamel and serve as a layer of protection, in addition to cosmetically improving your smile. Therefore, you should only get veneers after you understand the required maintenance. 

Expert dentist Leon Brannon Reed, DDS, can fill you in on what to expect from porcelain veneers and the process of installing them. 1st American Dental in Tempe, Arizona, has many satisfied patients with gorgeous porcelain veneers. Should you be next?

When to consider porcelain veneers

Porcelain veneers are an almost 2 billion dollar industry. These thin shells look just like your natural teeth and are highly versatile. Whether you’re unsatisfied with the shape, size, or color of a particular tooth, or if the tooth is broken, covering it with a veneer allows you to enjoy a more uniform smile. 

Other treatments can repair or improve some of the features that veneers treat, too. It’s up to you and our team to weigh the pros and cons to make the final decision for your smile makeover. 

Know the implications

Porcelain veneers can last for a decade or longer as long as you take great care of them. While they’re quite durable, it’s possible for a veneer to break. 

Before considering veneers, think about your current oral habits. Do you visit our office for a cleaning at least once a year? How about brushing and flossing every day at home? Optimal oral hygiene is a must and will keep your veneers looking and functioning at their best. 

You’ll also have to be mindful of what you bite on when you have veneers. Ice cubes, popcorn seeds, and hard candies can all dislodge or break a porcelain veneer, which calls for a costly and inconvenient replacement. 

Are porcelain veneers the best choice for you?

Dr. Reed discusses your goals with you in-depth and will explore your oral health with an examination to confirm if you’re a candidate for porcelain veneers. Contact our Tempe, Arizona, office with a phone call, or use our online booking system to schedule your cosmetic dentistry consultation today. We offer a range of cosmetic dentistry services to meet any need!

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Address: 55 E Broadway Road, Tempe, AZ 85282