Dobson Warner Dentistry

General & Cosmetic Dentistry located in Chandler, AZ

A bright, white smile makes a great first impression. If you’re thinking about improving your smile with porcelain veneers, trust your teeth to Dr. Hai Trang at Dobson Warner Dentistry. Men and women in Chandler, Arizona trust Dr. Trang for his expert cosmetic dental skills. To schedule a consultation, call for an appointment, or use the online scheduler to book online.

Veneers Q & A

What are dental veneers?

Dental veneers, sometimes called laminates, are ultra-thin porcelain coverings for your teeth. Each veneer is applied permanently to an individual tooth and masks imperfections.

Veneers are custom made to match your natural teeth and to optimize alignment and oral function.

Who needs dental veneers?

Veneers are the perfect choice if you have any of the following dental problems:

  • Worn teeth
  • Stained or discolored teeth
  • Crooked teeth
  • Misaligned teeth
  • Misshapen teeth

Advances in technology have made veneers the most popular restorative cosmetic procedure because they look so natural and last so long.

What is the process of getting dental veneers like?

Getting dental veneers involves several appointments. First, Dr. Trang meets with you to assess your teeth and oral health, take X-rays, and determine if dental veneers are a good choice for you.

If you can benefit from veneers, you’ll return, and Dr. Trang will prepare your teeth by shaving down some of the tooth and enamel so that the veneers will adhere and fit snugly. This doesn’t hurt, but you’re given an anesthetic to help you tolerate the friction.

One of the skilled dental assistants makes an impression, or model, of your teeth. The lab manufactures your new veneers to match all the unique details of your mouth.

In a week or two, you’ll return for the installation. Dr. Trang cements the veneers to your newly prepared existing teeth. He etches around the veneer to ensure the fit is firm, natural, and optimizes your bite and alignment.

How should I care for my new dental veneers?

You’ll care for your veneers just as you do your natural teeth. To ensure you maximize the life of your veneers, take the following steps:

  • Maintain a regular routine for brushing and flossing.
  • Schedule two dental check-ups and professional cleanings each year.
  • Avoid dark-colored beverages that stain.
  • Avoid sticky or hard foods that may cause damage.

With proper care, veneers should last between 10 and 15 years.

To get started with your smile makeover with veneers, call the office to set up an appointment, or use the easy online scheduler to book online.