Is the appearance of your smile holding you back from feeling truly confident? If so, porcelain veneers may be an ideal way to revitalize your smile and enhance the natural beauty of your entire face. The dental professionals at Davis Dentistry are committed to listening to each patient's needs, wants, and desires regarding the treatment and care of his or her smile.
By effectively communicating with our patients, we are able to help them achieve outstanding results, improving the health and appearance of their smiles. Porcelain veneers are just one of the treatments that we offer at our North Scottsdale practice to transform patients’ smiles and self-esteem. Our goal is to not only change the way others look at you, but most importantly enhance the way you feel about yourself each and every time you look into the mirror.
A porcelain veneer is a wafer-thin porcelain shell that is bonded to the surface of a tooth to correct a cosmetic flaw. Veneers can improve the appearance of a stained, discolored, yellowed, chipped, cracked, crooked, or irregularly shaped tooth. Also, porcelain veneers can be placed over teeth that are disproportional with the rest of your teeth, smile, or face. Designed with the purpose of enhancing the aesthetics of a smile, porcelain veneers enable our cosmetic dentistry patients to achieve instant results and have a healthy and well-aligned bite.
Placing porcelain veneers takes a great deal of precision, skill, and talent. Not all dentists who install porcelain veneers have the same level of experience as North Scottsdale cosmetic dentist Mark Davis. His eye for artistry and detail, along with his finely honed technical skills, allows him to produce consistently superior results for his patients.
Prior to installing porcelain veneers, Dr. Davis will perform a thorough evaluation of your mouth, assessing the health of your gums and teeth, and discuss with you both your short- and long-term goals for treatment.
Detailed digital x-rays of your smile are needed in order for Dr. Davis to fully evaluate your oral health. We want your cosmetic enhancement, no matter what it is, to last as long as possible and look naturally radiant. By examining the growth and formation of your teeth, as well as the health of your jaw and gums, Dr. Davis can detect, diagnose, and treat existing dental conditions that may hinder your cosmetic objectives.
If it is determined that porcelain veneers are an ideal solution for your smile, Dr. Davis will prepare each tooth to be treated for the cosmetic enhancement by removing a miniscule portion of its enamel. Generally, this step is not painful, but because our team always has patient comfort in mind, we provide local anesthetics to help numb the tooth’s nerves. Also, reshaping of the gum line may be necessary at that time to help you achieve the contoured smile you desire.
Computer imaging is used in determining the specifications of your customized veneers. At this time, Dr. Davis will encourage you to articulate your cosmetic goals and desires and help you to establish realistic expectations. Once the surface of your tooth has been refined, Dr. Davis will make an impression of your smile. The impression is then used to craft your natural-looking veneers, so that they blend in seamlessly with your surrounding teeth.
Prior to leaving our office, Dr. Davis will create a temporary restoration from the impression of your smile so the prepared teeth are protected while your veneers are being manufactured. Generally, it takes our outside laboratory a couple of weeks to mill your veneers.
Prior to installing your porcelain veneers, Dr. Davis will place the porcelain shells on your teeth and make final adjustments to ensure a flawless fit. Dr. Davis will then attach the veneers to your teeth using a bonding agent and then polish the ceramic shells to complete your cosmetic enhancement.
The benefits of porcelain veneers extend far beyond just an improvement in the aesthetics of your smile. Other benefits of porcelain veneers include:
To learn more about enhancing the appearance of your smile and reclaiming your confidence through porcelain veneers, contact Davis Dentistry today! Proudly serving Carefree, Cave Creek, Tempe, Anthem, and the greater Scottsdale area, Dr. Davis and his team are here not only to help you meet all of your cosmetic goals, but to surpass your expectations and provide you with a level of service that is unsurpassed in quality.