Studies have shown that a person’s smile is the first characteristic that others notice. A healthy and happy smile significantly affects an individual’s overall attractiveness. At Biltmore Dental Center in Phoenix, our dentist, Dr. Sameet Koppikar, and our professional team offer a wide variety of oral health care and dental treatments that can maintain, restore, and transform our patients’ smiles.
One of the most versatile and affordable treatments that can dramatically improve the appearance of a patient’s smile is dental veneers. Also called porcelain veneers or porcelain dental laminates, veneers are ultra-thin shells that are custom-designed to cover the fronts of the teeth. Patients can virtually choose the smile of their dreams and have the shapes, sizes, colors, and evenness of their teeth formed to their specifications.
Because porcelain has similar light-reflecting properties to the tooth’s natural enamel, it is an ideal material for dental restorations. Veneers are stain resistant and can correct the appearance of teeth that are:
- Worn down
- Broken or chipped
- Uneven or crooked
Dr. Koppikar offers a comprehensive and complimentary consultation to determine if porcelain dental veneers are the appropriate treatment for a patient wanting to enhance his or her smile. If so, x-rays and images will be made of the patient’s teeth. The patient and Dr. Koppikar will choose the desired shade of porcelain for the best match. A small amount of enamel is removed from the surface of the tooth to allow appropriate space for the veneer. At Biltmore Dental Center, we are committed to providing advanced, effective, and pain-free dentistry.
The porcelain veneers are placed and tested to ensure the patient’s ultimate satisfaction with their appearance. The teeth receive a thorough cleaning and polishing, and a minor etching to help the veneers bond securely. Dental cement holds the veneers in place and is hardened with a special light. Once placed, Dr. Koppikar will evaluate the position, bite, appearance, and make any adjustments necessary.
For more information about smile transformation with porcelain veneers, contact Biltmore Dental Center today at (602) 954-8200 today.