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Porcelain Veneers Specialist located in Tempe, AZ

If you’re not happy with the appearance of your smile, porcelain veneers can give you a whole new look. At 1st American Dental in Tempe, Arizona, Brannon Reed, DDS, and his team have the expertise and experience to create and place veneers that can correct cosmetic issues and give you natural-looking results. To make an appointment, call the friendly office staff, or book one online today.

Porcelain Veneers Q & A

What are porcelain veneers?

Veneers are thin, custom-made shells of porcelain material that your provider layers on the surface of your teeth, giving them an improved appearance. The material is similar to the translucence of your natural teeth. They can also be shaped and tinted to match your natural teeth.

The porcelain material used by 1st American Dental is highly durable and stain-resistant, which gives you high-quality veneers that you can wear for years.

Porcelain veneers can change the appearance of your smile and give you a reason to show it off with confidence.

What issues can porcelain veneers correct?

Veneers can improve several dental issues. They might be right for you if your teeth are:

  • Discolored or stained
  • Chipped or cracked
  • Worn down
  • Misshapen
  • Too small
  • Gapped

In some cases, veneers can improve the shape of a crooked tooth and help align it with your others.

How are porcelain veneers put on?

It takes two office visits to get porcelain veneers.

Visit No. 1

Your provider first prepares your tooth, shaving very small amounts of the surface enamel off of the front side of your tooth. This makes room for the veneers. 

Then the team takes an impression of your tooth or teeth and gives you a temporary veneer to wear for protection while your permanent one is made.

Visit No. 2

Your temporary veneer is removed, and your tooth is cleaned. Your dentist then applies the permanent veneer, shapes it, and then buffs it to give you the perfect fit and luster.

How long do porcelain veneers last?

Your veneers can last a decade, maybe even longer, when you treat them with the appropriate oral hygiene, which includes:

  • Brushing at least twice a day with a soft-bristled brush
  • Flossing at least once a day
  • Staying away from hard foods like candy, popcorn, and nuts
  • Keeping your routine checkups with your provider

Before you have your teeth cleaned, make sure your hygienist knows that you have veneers so you can avoid any kind of damage to them during the cleaning.

To schedule a consultation to learn more about how porcelain veneers can benefit your smile, call 1st American Dental or book an appointment online today.

1st American Dental
✆ Phone (appointments): 480-687-2266
✆ Phone (general inquiries): 480-687-2266
Address: 55 E Broadway Road, Tempe, AZ 85282