If you’re interested in making small cosmetic changes to your teeth, such as to treat chips or stains, dental veneers could be the treatment for you. Hiremath Family Dentistry in Oro Valley is happy to offer this procedure to create beautiful smiles.
Veneers are thin shells made of porcelain that are custom-made to fit onto the front of the teeth. They are often preferable to crowns because they require only the front of the teeth to be removed in preparation. This preserves more of the natural tooth structure while effectively changing the overall appearance of the smile. Issues commonly treated with veneers include:
Veneers are a great choice in cosmetic dentistry because they are very versatile in their uses but are still affordable.
Veneers will require two appointments to be successfully placed at Hiremath Family Dentistry. During your first visit, your dentist will prepare the teeth receiving veneers. This requires a small portion of the enamel to be removed to make room for the veneers. A local anesthetic will first be used to minimize pain and discomfort. Once the tooth or teeth are the right shape and size, an impression will be taken. This information will be sent to a dental laboratory where the veneers will be made. At the end of the first appointment, temporary veneers will be placed on the prepared teeth to keep them protected until your next visit.
Veneers usually take two to four weeks to be completed. You will return to our office to have the temporary veneers removed and replaced with your permanent ones. They will first be put in place to check for the fit and your dentist can make adjustments as needed before they are cemented to the teeth. They will be cured with a special light beam or laser to be strengthened and checked once more for the fit before you leave.
To address cosmetic concerns you have with your smile and achieve the look you’ve always wanted, visit us at Hiremath Family Dentistry to have veneers applied in Oro Valley.