A veneer is a porcelain restoration. It's kind of like a half crown. Basically what we do ... Think about it like if you've seen when a lady puts the fake nails on their nails. That's what a veneer is but it's made out of porcelain and looks like a tooth. The advantage to veneers is you don't have to prep the tooth very much, you don't have to reduce very much tooth structure, and then they get bonded on there. It makes a big difference in the way your smile is. Not everybody is a good candidate for veneers, some people grind their teeth, and some people the way their bite is. I'll be able to tell you if you are a good candidate when we talk to you.
But sometimes it's just better to cover up the whole tooth, and those people that are grinding their teeth, or that have deep bites, what we call under bites, things like that. Because there's nothing worse than putting veneers on someone that is really hard on their teeth and maybe has a deep bite, and then they go out to eat with friends and all the stress of when their chewing is right at the stress point of the veneer. We just want to make sure that we do what's right for you.
If you have several smile flaws you’d like to take care of, contact Alluring Smiles today for a dental veneers consultation! At our Mesa, AZ dentist office, Dr. Javier Portocarrero, and our professional team will give you a smile that you’ll be proud to show off!
Dr. Javier Portocarrero received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery at the Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine. Before taking Dentistry, he studied molecular cellular developmental biology at the University of California, Santa Cruz.
What Dental Veneers Can Do For You
Dental veneers are a cosmetic dentistry option that completely covers the visible surface of your teeth with a thin shell of tooth-colored material. We offer both all-porcelain and e.max dental veneers. Regardless of which material you choose, they can be used to conceal an array of smile flaws, including:
- Small gaps between teeth
- Teeth that appear slightly crooked
- Misshapen or worn-down teeth
Many of our patients even choose to have dental veneers placed on all of their teeth that show while smiling for a dramatic, consistent smile improvement!
Your Comfort Is Our #1 Priority
Our friendly team will do everything we can to make your treatments at our Mesa, AZ dentist office as pleasant as possible. We’ll review all of your options with you and answer any questions you may have so you can make informed decisions regarding your smile.
If there is any chance of discomfort during a given procedure, we will numb your mouth with an anesthetic so you won’t feel a thing. We can also help you relax and relieve your dental anxiety with dental sedation options.
And if all that doesn’t put you at ease, we can provide a menu of comfort items, including:
- Massage chairs in every care room
- Aromatherapy options
- Refreshing beverages
- Cozy pillows and blankets
- TVs with cable to entertain you