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Porcelain Veneers

Are you unhappy with how your teeth look? Dental veneers from Horizon Dental, cosmetic dentists in Prescott Valley, can help!

Porcelain Veneers

What are dental veneers?

Porcelain veneers are made of porcelain or resin composite materials.They are thin shells that are stain-resistant and bonded directly to the surface of the tooth.Veneers can help with many cosmetic problems, such as tooth stains and damaged teeth. Your dentist in Prescott Valley, AZ, may recommend veneers if you have teeth that are excessively worn down and are short and stubby, have minor chips, are irregularly shaped, or if they are crooked or have gaps in them. Your dentist may recommend against getting veneers if you have extensive tooth decay or not a lot of tooth enamel.

What is the procedure like?

Your Prescott Valley general dentist will give you a thorough oral exam to make sure that veneers are right for you. Dr. Costes or Dr. Reed at Horizon Dental will want to make sure that you have good oral health in general, with only minor aesthetic problems with your teeth. You should have healthy teeth and gums and no bad oral health habits such as clenching or grinding your teeth, as this can put a lot of stress on veneers.

It can take up to three trips to your dentist to get your veneers. After Dr. Costes has determined that veneers are right for you, he will start by giving you a local anesthetic and trimming some enamel off of your tooth. Then, he will make a model of the tooth to send to a lab that will make your veneer.

When the tooth is back from the lab, your dentist will place it on your tooth to see how it looks and fits. He may need to trim it and replace it several times. When it looks just right, he will clean and polish your tooth and etch it, which is a process that roughens the tooth and gets it ready to bond with the veneer. He will attach the veneer with a special cement, and he may use a special light to make the cement dry quickly. He will make any final adjustments, and he may ask you to come back for a follow-up visit to make sure the veneer is working for you.

What are some pros and cons?

One pro of porcelain veneers is that they look very much like natural teeth. They also resist stains better than resin composite.

Resin composite veneers don't look as much like natural teeth as porcelain do, but they are thinner and they require less of the tooth's surface to be removed before they are placed.

You will find that taking care of veneers is. You take care of them just as you would your natural teeth, by flossing once a day, brushing them twice a day, and visiting Dr. Mark Costes and Dr. Sean Reed at Horizon Dental, the best dentists in Prescott Valley, AZ, twice a year!

How much do dental veneers cost?

As with any procedure, the cost depends on the cosmetic dentist you use and the extent of the procedure. Be aware that they are usually not covered by insurance. The staff at Horizon Dental would be glad to discuss the possible costs with you.We have two convenient locations to serve you. Our Prescott Valley office is just off of E. Florentine and N. Victor Rd. and The Chino Valley Location is on W Butterfield Rd and 89. If you think that dental veneers might be right for you, give the staff at Horizon Dental a call to make an appointment today!