If you want a beautiful, bright smile that requires little maintenance, consider veneers. At Sunrise Smile Design, Rick Campbell, DDS, PC, uses porcelain veneers to correct minor cosmetic imperfections like pointy or unusually shaped teeth and stains that won’t respond to teeth whitening. To make an appointment at the practice in Phoenix, Arizona, call the office or click the online booking tool today.
Veneers are thin shells of porcelain bonded to the front of your permanent teeth. They help you achieve a more balanced and symmetrical smile by covering minor issues like gaps between the teeth.
If you chip a tooth, Dr. Campbell might recommend a single veneer. If you have a discolored smile and whitening treatments don’t make a significant difference, Dr. Campbell might recommend a series of six or eight.
At Sunrise Smile Design, Dr. Campbell uses veneers to mask minor cosmetic imperfections, including:
Once Dr. Campbell applies your veneers, it’s important to brush and floss regularly. Optimal oral hygiene keeps them white and shiny for years to come.
Before he recommends veneers, Dr. Campbell conducts an oral exam and takes oral X-rays. He uses X-rays to assess the position, appearance, and condition of your teeth.
If Dr. Campbell determines you qualify, he administers a local anesthetic and shaves a thin layer of enamel from each tooth.
Afterward, he takes digital scans of your mouth and sends them to a dental laboratory. The techs at the dental laboratory use your scans to design and manufacture a set of custom veneers. When they complete the manufacturing process, you return to Sunrise Smile Design.
Dr. Campbell once again administers a local anesthetic, lines up the veneers with your teeth, and bonds them in place. Then, he trims any excess material, polishes your veneers, and provides care instructions.
To protect your veneers from damage, visit Dr. Campbell at least two times a year for an oral exam and professional teeth cleaning. In addition, avoid bad habits like opening packaging with your teeth, biting down on hard objects, or playing contact sports without a mouthguard.
By following these recommendations, veneers often last 12-15 years and sometimes longer.
To see if you’re a candidate for veneers, make an appointment at Sunrise Smile Design by calling the office or clicking the online booking tool today.