How Do Veneers Look So Natural?

When we want to completely change the appearance of the smile, we often recommend porcelain veneers. Not only do they look natural, but they also offer long lasting restoration. What makes veneers look so lifelike, and when are they right for our Tucson, AZ, patients?

Try Our Quiz on Porcelain Veneers

  1. True or False: We create them from lifelike materials.
  2. True or False: Each one will be custom-made for the smile.
  3. True or False: We may combine them with other cosmetic treatments.
  4. True or False: Proper care could mean decades of restoration.

Answer Key

  1. True. We use porcelain to create our veneers. Porcelain contains stain-resistant properties, and also endures serious bite pressures. The material can be shaded to better blend with surrounding teeth and mimic the translucent nature of tooth enamel, ensuring they match the rest of your smile seamlessly.
  2. True. We begin by removing a small layer of enamel from the teeth and taking detailed impressions. Using these impressions, experts at a dental lab then fabricate the restorations from porcelain. Once complete, we check the fit and place them with a powerful bonding agent. We can use them to mask teeth stains, reshape malformed or damaged teeth, correct the appearance of minor misalignment, and even close gaps between the teeth.
  3. True. We may whiten the teeth before taking impressions, so we can create restorations that match the brightest version of your smile. We also often combine them with dental bonding for a more cost-effective means of transforming the smile.
  4. True. When you care for them as you would normal teeth, they remain bright and strong. You should brush your teeth twice each day and floss every night before bed. Don’t forget to also schedule a checkup and cleaning every six months!

Would You Like to Learn More About Veneers?

We want to help you achieve a complete smile transformation. For more information on our approach to cosmetic dentistry, schedule a consultation with your dentist by calling Dr. Newman’s office in Tucson, AZ, today at 520-296-5439. We’re conveniently located inside the Grant Road Professional Plaza, and proudly welcome the residents of all surrounding communities.