Porcelain Veneers Can Enhance and Restore Your Smile
Porcelain veneers are a cosmetic treatment that can conceal chipped or otherwise damaged teeth to enhance the appearance of your smile. While there are a variety of treatments to refine your smile, porcelain veneers are often the most natural looking. Dr. Ann Sielicki offers her patients the option of porcelain veneers at her office in Scottsdale, AZ.
What are Porcelain Veneers?
Porcelain veneers are medical-grade ceramic shells that are attached to the front of your teeth. These restorations can be used to conceal a range of cosmetic blemishes, including:
- Cracks and minor breaks
- Chips in teeth
- Stains that do not respond to whitening
- Minor misalignment
- Small gaps between teeth
Candidates for Treatment
Veneers patients should have good periodontal and overall health, and be committed to proper oral hygiene and care. Any conditions such as gum disease must be properly treated before placing veneers. Patients should have specific cosmetic or restorative goals in mind, realistic expectations, and a sufficient amount of healthy enamel for treatment. If you do not qualify for veneers, we can recommend other cosmetic procedures that can help you achieve your desired results.
During your initial consultation, Dr. Sielicki will evaluate your oral health and may take x-rays, photos, and dental impressions. They will discuss your cosmetic goals and make recommendation for the type of veneers that may work best for you.
Traditional veneers require that a small amount of your enamel be removed. The amount of enamel removed varies based on the individual and the type of veneers. This procedure is safe and gentle. We will then take highly detailed impressions of your teeth. The impressions are sent to a trusted partner lab. Traditional porcelain veneers can take up to two weeks to create, so we will provide temporary veneers to protect your enamel and prevent sensitivity while you wait for your permanent restorations.
Once your veneers are ready, you will return to our office for a second appointment. We will ensure that they fit your smile, preserving your natural bite and alignment. When we are sure that your veneers meet your needs, we will secure them in place. In as few as two appointments, you can walk out of our office with a brighter, enhanced smile.
Porcelain veneers are able to provide significant benefits for patients. Modern porcelain veneers closely resemble your tooth’s enamel, making them look more natural and lifelike than older options. There is no recovery time for porcelain veneers and the veneers can last for up to 10 years with proper care. Porcelain veneers can cover minor flaws to create a smooth and even smile. These restorations can also strengthen damaged teeth and eliminate the need for months or years of orthodontics by filling gaps and concealing crooked teeth. In addition, veneers can give patients a whiter, straighter smile and a boost in self-confidence.
Achieve Your Dream Smile
We are dedicated to helping patients achieve their cosmetic goals. If you are considering porcelain veneers to address chipped or cracked teeth, or to straighten and whiten your smile, contact us today to schedule your consultation.
“Dr. Sielicki and her staff are professional and I immediately felt comfortable. My teeth look fantastic. I could not be more pleased with the outcome.” Emily