We Offer Traditional and Minimal-Prep Porcelain Veneers
If you are unhappy with the appearance of your teeth, porcelain veneers can improve the overall symmetry and balance of your smile. These versatile shells can mask a variety of cosmetic concerns, including deep stains, minor cracks, and chipped teeth. Drs. Martin Farnsworth and Derek Farnsworth offer both traditional and minimal prep veneers at their Mesa, AZ, office. Each veneer is crafted out of medical-grade porcelain and matches the sheen and translucency of natural enamel.
Explore Your Candidacy
You may qualify for porcelain veneers if you have:
- Chipped teeth
- Cracked teeth
- Minor gaps in your smile
- Teeth that are larger or smaller than surrounding teeth
- Teeth that do not match the shape of neighboring teeth
- Worn teeth
- Deeply stained teeth that do not respond to professional whitening
Traditional vs. Minimal-Prep
In order to ensure traditional veneers blend seamlessly with your smile, we must first remove a small amount of enamel from the front of your teeth. Keep in mind that once enamel is removed, it cannot be replaced, which is why this procedure is considered irreversible. Your tooth will always need to be covered by a restoration. Porcelain veneers typically need to be replaced every 10 years or so.
Minimal-prep veneers are thinner than traditional veneers and do not require enamel to be removed in preparation. These veneers can be removed in the future without causing sensitivity or potential damage. We can help you determine which option is best for your dental needs and goals.
The Treatment Process
To qualify for veneers, you should have good oral health and be free from periodontal disease. In addition, you must have enough healthy enamel to support veneers. If you are a candidate but are not sure whether you would like to commit to treatment, we can create a wax-up for you to wear for three to five days. This should give you a better sense of your results. If necessary, we can make adjustments to your plan to ensure you are satisfied with treatment.
Veneers are minimally invasive and can transform your smile without surgery or a lengthy recovery, so you can return to work and everyday activities almost immediately.
Our office works with an offsite laboratory to craft porcelain veneers, and most patients are able to complete treatment in two appointments. Traditional veneers are made using the Elite Porcelain System. They are a hand-layered for beautiful, lifelike results. Because these veneers require such careful attention, the typical turnaround time is about three weeks. When your veneers are ready, you can return to the office for placement. We use a special bonding agent to secure your veneers, which closely matches the shade of your smile.
Benefits of Porcelain Veneers
One of the most exciting features of veneers is that they can address multiple aesthetic concerns. They are minimally invasive and can transform your smile without surgery or a lengthy recovery, so you can return to work and everyday activities almost immediately. Porcelain is also stain-resistant, meaning you can enjoy your vibrant smile for years to come.
Schedule a Consultation
Porcelain veneers are an excellent standalone procedure. However, they can also be incorporated into a larger smile makeover for even more comprehensive results. To find out if you are a good candidate, call our office at (480) 283-5854 or fill out an online contact form. Our team at Las Sendas Dental Health looks forward to serving your cosmetic needs.