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Scottsdale Porcelain Veneers

Photo of brunette woman smiling with porcelain veneersYour smile can be beautifully transformed with porcelain veneers in as few as two appointments. Many patients are surprised at how quickly they can receive a stunning smile makeover for teeth that for years have been discolored, chipped, or had spaces between them. Dr.  Dang has an artistic approach to giving you the smile you’ve always wanted.

What Are Porcelain Veneers?

Veneers are custom-made thin shells of porcelain. Although the shells are thin, they are harder than your natural teeth, more stain-resistant, and they’re able to beautifully duplicate the natural color and translucency of real teeth. The veneers are made by a ceramist in a dental laboratory, and Dr. Dang bonds them to your teeth.

One popular brand of veneers is Lumineers. At 0.3mm, they are thinner than traditional veneers, which allows Dr. Dang, in some cases, to place them with no preparation of your natural teeth.

How Does Dr. Dang Customize Your Smile?

At your first appointment, Dr. Dang will ask you what you like and dislike about your smile. You can bring in photographs of smiles you like, and he’ll help you obtain the same smile design.

Next will be a thorough examination of your teeth, including any needed x-rays, photographs, and impressions. Based on your input and Dr. Dang’s expertise, a wax model of your proposed smile makeover will be made. You will give Dr. Dang feedback on what you like or dislike about the model, and he’ll adjust it until you love it.

Photo of a porcelain veneer held up to a natural toothAfter you have approved the wax model, Dr. Dang will make a beautiful provisional set of veneers for you to wear. Your natural teeth will then be prepared for veneers. This may require very lightly shaving the front of your teeth (about half a millimeter) to ensure that your veneers will fit properly and look completely natural. For some cases, no preparation may be needed. Wearing the provisional veneers will give you an exciting preview of how your final veneers will look when you smile and how they will feel when you speak and eat. They will look beautiful, so you should feel comfortable wearing them for as long as you need to help you decide if your new smile complements your facial features and is truly an expression of you.

If you want any changes made to your temporary veneers, let Dr. Dang know. He will make the adjustments or make new provisional veneers until you are thrilled with your new smile. In Dr. Dang’s words, “As long as you’re patient, we’ll go until you’re happy. You’re the boss.” After you approve the provisional veneers, a picture of them will be taken and an impression will be made. Dr. Dang will send the information, along with instructions, to his ceramist, who will make your porcelain veneers. When your veneers are ready, Dr. Dang will attach them to your natural teeth with a try-in paste. If your new smile is exactly what you want, he’ll bond it to your teeth. Otherwise, he’ll send it back to the ceramist for adjustments, or, if necessary, to be completely remade.

Dr. Dang Wants You to Love Your New Smile

Since you will have already approved your provisional smile makeover, Dr. Dang is confident that when you try on your new smile makeover, you’ll love it immediately. However, if you don’t, he will make any adjustments needed to meet your approval.

Are you interested in finding out if this treatment is right for transforming your smile? Call us to request a complimentary consultation, or fill out this form to request an appointment online.