Veneers Can Give You the Smile of Your Dreams

You don’t have to be a celebrity to get a picture-perfect smile. Most celebrities actually use dental veneers to give the appearance of a naturally straight, white smile. Veneers are a great choice for many people because they cover imperfections but can also help create a confident, healthy-looking appearance. 

At Able Dental Care in Phoenix, AZ, Dr. Michael Muscato has helped numerous patients achieve the smile they deserve with dental veneers. Our team focuses on offering a full range of cutting-edge procedures while also offering an individualized approach for your unique needs. 

Dr. Muscato takes the time to understand your individual dental concerns as well as your desires for your ideal smile. By doing this, he can tailor your treatment in a way that best fits you. Often, patients wanting a nicer smile fast choose veneers to revolutionize the way their teeth look. 

What are veneers?

Dental veneers are wafer-thin shells that are attached to the front of your teeth. They are usually made from porcelain or a composite resin and have been used for years to fix cosmetic imperfections like stains, gaps, and cracks. 

Your teeth are covered in a white enamel that can yellow and discolor overtime. In addition, aging causes your enamel to thin which can reveal the yellow color of the dentin layer underneath. 

This can create a yellow look all over, making you and your smile look older. If your teeth are severely stained due to disease, aging, or medications and don’t respond to traditional whitening treatments, veneers are a great option to get a whiter smile. Veneers will cover up both your stains and exposed dentin, making your teeth look younger and brighter. 

How are veneers fitted?

Usually, veneers are fitted in at least two to three appointments. During your initial consultation, Dr. Muscato discusses your dental concerns and aesthetic goals. He examines your teeth to ensure you're an appropriate candidate for veneers and will discuss the risks and benefits of the procedure. He also will have his amazing team members take x-rays and impressions of your teeth.

Then, during your first fitting appointment, Dr. Muscato prepares your tooth for a veneer by reshaping the surface of your tooth. Afterward, Dr. Muscato makes an impression of your tooth to send to a laboratory and will place a temporary veneer to use in the meantime.

In your final fitting appointment, Dr. Muscato places the customized veneer made from the laboratory on your tooth to ensure it's the right fit and color. Then, he prepares your tooth by cleaning, polishing, and etching the surface before placing a special cement on it. He then positions the veneer above the cement and activates it with light, causing the cement to quickly harden and bond. 

At the end of your last fitting appointment, Dr. Muscato removes excess cement, checks your bite, and makes any final adjustments. You might need a follow-up visit to ensure your veneers are doing well. 

If you’re ready to get the movie star smile of your dreams, contact Dr. Muscato at Able Dental Care for a veneer consultation. You can call us at (602) 275-2020 or book an online appointment today. 

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