Dr. Eric Wiitala has helped hundreds of patients in the community of Scottsdale, AZ achieve beautiful smiles with cosmetic dentistry techniques. One of the most commonly requested solutions for imperfect smiles is the use of porcelain veneers. These restorations allow patients to cover problem areas quickly and easily!
What are porcelain veneers?
Dr. Eric Wiitala describes porcelain veneers, or “dental veneers,” as restorations that are made to disguise imperfections near the front of the smile. These restorations are extremely thin, and these shells are made to bond on top of the tooth to correct a myriad of aesthetic concerns. Patients might use porcelain veneers to cover short, chipped, cracked, misaligned, or stained teeth.
What is the process of placing porcelain veneers?
First, patients are evaluated to determine if porcelain veneers are a good fit for their needs. The teeth are prepared by filing down the natural tooth enamel and roughening the surface to ensure proper adhesion. Impressions are done and used to create porcelain veneers that match the shape, size, and color of existing teeth. Once the final veneers are complete, the dentist will bond them in place and complete the process.
What are the advantages of porcelain veneers?
Porcelain veneers have many benefits, which is what makes them such a popular choice for our patients. Porcelain veneers are:
- Easy to care for
- Simple to obtain
Are you a candidate for porcelain veneers?
During an evaluation, Dr. Eric Wiitala will help patients determine if they are a candidate for veneers. The best patients are those who:
- Are bothered by cosmetic imperfections near the front of the smile
- Have stubborn tooth stains that cannot be addressed with professional whitening options
- Have a smile free from periodontal disease and tooth decay
- Do not have conditions such as bruxism which can break or damage porcelain veneers
- Follow proper oral hygiene habits and maintain a healthy smile
Find out if you are a good fit for porcelain veneers by scheduling a consultation visit with Dr. Eric Wiitala of Scottsdale, AZ. His office, located at 9755 North 90th Street, is available for new and established patients in the community and can be reached by phone at (480) 657-6981 to schedule an appointment.