A smile is one of the first things people notice about you, and if you have teeth that are stained, chipped, cracked, or misaligned, it can affect your confidence. Fortunately, veneers are a quick and effective solution that can instantly transform your smile and boost your self-esteem. At Spera Dental, dental veneers are thin, custom-made shells of tooth-colored materials designed to cover the front surface of teeth to improve your appearance. They are bonded to the front side of your teeth to change their color, shape, size, or length.
Before you get your veneers, our dentist in Tucson, AZ, will examine your teeth to ensure they are healthy enough for the procedure. If you have tooth decay or gum disease, these issues must be treated before getting your veneers. Once your mouth is healthy, the dentist will take impressions of your teeth so the veneer can be custom-fitted for your mouth.
Next, the dentist will remove a thin layer of enamel from the tooth's surface to make room for the veneer. Then, they will make an impression of the tooth and send it to the lab where your veneer will be crafted. Once the veneer is ready, the dentist will place it in your mouth to check the fit and make necessary adjustments. Finally, the veneer will be permanently cemented in place.
Porcelain veneers are thin porcelain shells covering the front of your teeth. They are custom-made to fit over the front surface of your teeth and are bonded securely in place. They can improve the appearance of your teeth by hiding any flaws. Porcelain veneers in Tucson, AZ, can hide stains, cracks, chips, gaps, and other minor tooth imperfections.
Composite veneers are similar to porcelain veneers in that they are made of a thin shell bonded to the front of your tooth. However, composite veneers can be made in one visit, whereas porcelain veneers require at least two visits to complete.
Lumineers are a type of veneer that is made of ultra-thin porcelain. They are so thin that they do not require the removal of any of your natural enamel. Instead, they are placed directly over your natural teeth.
If you’re considering veneers, visit Spera Dental at 5190 E. Farness Drive, Suite 102, Tucson, AZ 85712, or call (520) 323-3241 to book an appointment. Our experienced dental team is here to help you achieve the beautiful, natural-looking smile you desire.