Enhancing the smile with restorations such as porcelain veneers is often a smart choice for many of the patients who are looking to address imperfections near the front of the smile. Porcelain veneers continue to be a popular option, allowing patients to hide gaps, stains, and broken teeth. Dr. Eric Wiitala and his team may recommend them for individuals ready for a transformation.
What is a porcelain veneer?
Veneers are restorations made of porcelain that bond onto the front of a tooth to disguise an imperfection. They are fabricated in a way to match the patient’s other teeth so that they do not stand out as a dental repair and look as natural as possible. Porcelain is used for veneers as this material is similar in appearance to natural tooth enamel.
What are the advantages of porcelain veneers?
- Can last up to two decades with proper care
- Look like natural teeth
- Are resistant to staining
- Are completely customizable
- Are versatile, correcting several issues
Who is a good candidate for dental veneers?
The best candidates are patients who want to correct issues near the front of their smile. These teeth, called the “anterior teeth,” are the teeth that are noticed first when patients talk, laugh, and smile with others. Covering imperfections in this area is a great way to transform one’s appearance. We look for patients who have smiles free from periodontal disease and tooth decay, and those with good oral health habits. Patients who have conditions like bruxism, which causes grinding and clenching of the teeth during the night, will want to also invest in a mouthguard after having veneers placed to avoid damage. Determining candidacy for this or other cosmetic treatments available with Dr. Eric Wiitala requires patients to book a consultation appointment at the office.
How do I learn more about porcelain veneers?
The best way to learn more about porcelain veneers is by scheduling a consultation visit with Dr. Eric Wiitala and his team. The office is located at 9755 North 90th Street in Scottsdale, AZ and can be reached to request an appointment by calling (480) 657-6981.