Porcelain veneers are a wonderfully versatile cosmetic dental solution offered by Dr. Terry Peterson and the team at Brilliant Smiles Dentistry in Scottsdale, Arizona. Veneers are thin shells of porcelain bonded to the front surface of a tooth. They are a minimally invasive option for concealing a wide range of cosmetic dental issues and are ideal for treating many dental conditions.

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What are porcelain veneers?

Porcelain veneers are thin, custom-made shells designed to cover the front surface of teeth to improve their appearance. Made from durable porcelain material, veneers are bonded to the teeth to enhance their color, shape, size, or length. Porcelain veneers mimic the natural translucency and color of teeth, providing a natural-looking, long-lasting solution to achieve a brighter, more symmetrical smile. The process typically involves minimal tooth preparation and offers a transformative result with minimal discomfort.

What issues can porcelain veneers correct?

Porcelain veneers are versatile cosmetic dental solutions that can address various aesthetic issues. They effectively correct discoloration or staining that doesn’t respond to whitening treatments, cover chips or cracks in teeth, close gaps between teeth, and reshape teeth that are misaligned, uneven, or irregularly shaped. Veneers can also mask minor orthodontic imperfections, such as small gaps or slightly crooked teeth, providing a straighter appearance without braces. Additionally, they offer a solution for worn-down or small teeth, restoring their size and proportion to create a more harmonious and balanced smile.

Will porcelain veneers blend into my smile?

Yes! One great benefit of porcelain veneers is their natural appearance. This, combined with the prep work done before veneer placement, results in a seamless integration with your smile. Nobody will ever need to know you have veneers placed.

Are there any drawbacks to porcelain veneers?

While porcelain veneers offer numerous benefits, there are some potential drawbacks to consider. The process typically involves altering the natural tooth structure, which is irreversible and may cause sensitivity. Additionally, veneers are not indestructible and can chip or break if subjected to excessive force or impact. Maintenance is crucial, as veneers may become discolored over time, and replacement may be necessary. They also require proper oral hygiene to prevent decay at the junction between the veneer and the tooth. Lastly, veneers can be costly, and not all dental insurance plans cover the procedure, making them a significant investment for some individuals.

Where can I get porcelain veneers?

Porcelain veneers are typically obtained through a dentist who offers cosmetic dental options. Scheduling a consultation with our team is the first step. During your consultation, we will assess your oral health and discuss your aesthetic goals to determine if porcelain veneers suit you. We will explain the procedure in detail, including preparation, customization, and placement. Once the treatment plan is established, the dentist will take impressions of your teeth to create custom veneers tailored to your unique smile. If you are in the Scottsdale, AZ, area, you can reach out to Dr. Terry Peterson and the team for an appointment at Brilliant Smiles Dentistry by calling (480) 613-3476.

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Veneers are thin handcrafted porcelain shields worn on the front of the tooth which improve the appearance of teeth that are chipped, cracked, stained or worn. Veneers are thin as contact lenses, and are an aesthetically pleasing option of closing gaps, lengthening teeth, and providing symmetry to make your smile more natural. Veneers are intended to last for many years without changing color. They are one of the most popular cosmetic procedures in dentistry. Ask your dentist if veneers may be right for you.

Dr. Terry Peterson is a highly skilled dentist with extensive expertise in modern dental techniques near Scottsdale, AZ 85254

About Dr. Terry Peterson

Dr. Terry Peterson is a highly skilled dentist with extensive expertise in modern dental techniques. He was raised in Utah and completed his dental education at Creighton University School of Dentistry after earning a Bachelor’s in Business Management from Brigham Young University. Since 2011, Dr. Peterson has practiced dentistry in the Phoenix area, where he is known for his warm and personable approach to patient care. He prioritizes treating each patient like family, ensuring a trustworthy and comfortable experience. Connect with Dr. Terry Peterson on Linkedin