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Porcelain Veneers

Scottsdale, Phoenix, and Mesa Cosmetic Dentistry — Porcelain Veneers Treatment

Porcelain veneers are one of the most effective cosmetic dental solutions available. Porcelain veneers are extremely thin pieces of ceramic porcelain shaped to fit precisely over the teeth to provide aesthetic enhancement. By applying veneers, Dr. J. Ladd Williams can correct crooked, chipped, stained, or misshapen teeth. Dr. Williams has helped patients from Scottsdale, Phoenix, and Mesa by using porcelain veneers to create a beautifully white and aesthetically proportioned smile.

Veneers are essentially cosmetic. This distinguishes them from porcelain dental crowns, which are intended to provide structural reinforcement.

Contact our cosmetic dentistry practice today to schedule a consultation so that you can learn more about how porcelain veneers can give you a beautiful smile.

The Porcelain Veneer Procedure

The transformation of a smile using porcelain veneers takes place over three appointments. In the first appointment at his office serving Mesa , Phoenix, and Scottsdale, Dr. Williams will discuss the porcelain veneers procedure with the patient to get a better idea of the patient's expectations for the procedure. If financing is necessary to cover the cost of the procedure, that can also be discussed in this initial consultation.

In the second appointment, Dr. Williams will prepare the patient's teeth for veneers. First, he buffs a thin layer of enamel from the front surface of each tooth. This allows room for the porcelain veneers to be placed on the teeth. Once the buffing is complete, photographs and molds are taken of the patient's teeth to allow each veneer to be custom shaped. Color matching is also performed at this stage. For patients who are only receiving a few veneers, Dr. Williams will select a color that matches the surrounding teeth and blends in well. This is also a good time for a teeth whitening procedure, so that the veneers can be matched with the new color. For patients having porcelain veneers applied to most or all of the teeth, a color can be selected that is bright and attractive. Finally, temporary veneers made from a moldable resin may be applied to protect the buffed teeth until the permanent versions are complete.

The porcelain veneers are crafted at a laboratory. Once the fabrication process is complete, they are returned to our Mesa office. In the third appointment, the porcelain veneers will be checked to make sure they fit perfectly and are colored correctly. If there is anything unsatisfactory with size, shape, fit, or color, the veneers can be returned to the laboratory for correction. Good fit and appearance are central to the veneer procedure – Dr. Williams believes that each patient should be completely satisfied with his or her porcelain veneers. After determining that the veneers are perfect in every respect, Dr. Williams applies a light-activated bonding agent to the teeth to permanently cement the porcelain veneers in place. At this point, the procedure is complete and the veneers will look beautiful and function perfectly. If they are properly cared for, they will be durable and long-lasting.

Contact Dr. Williams

Porcelain veneers can be a life-changing improvement to your smile. Patients in Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Mesa who get porcelain veneers at our cosmetic dentistry practice are consistently thrilled with their new smiles. To learn more about veneer treatment, contact Dr. Williams today to schedule a consultation.