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Preparing for Dental Veneers

Enhancing the smile can be achieved in many different ways. In fact, porcelain veneers are a popular choice for many patients who visit the practice of Dr. John A. Garza. These restorations are designed to be used as a way of disguising problems within the smile to improve the appearance. They are made of porcelain, a material that closely mimics the appearance of natural tooth enamel, and are bonded onto the front of an anterior tooth. Veneers are custom made to match the rest of the smile in size, shape, color, and length and blend in beautifully for a seamless look! Dr. John A. Garza has the expertise to provide this transformational procedure.

Patients considering porcelain veneers are often curious about the preparation. Because the veneers are extremely thin, they require minimal preparation of the natural teeth. The dentist will use special tools to mill down the front of the natural tooth, removing a very thin portion of enamel. Then, impressions are taken to ensure the new restoration fits properly. A dental laboratory will fabricate the porcelain veneer based on the dentist’s specific instructions. Patients have a temporary veneer placed on the tooth until the final restoration is complete, typically within a week or two. Then they return to the office for the bonding of the final veneer to complete the process.

Porcelain veneers are not painful to place. In fact, patients do not need to be numbed for any portion of the procedure. However, if patients are concerned about the treatment, they can speak with Dr. John A. Garza to decide if any type of sedation should be used to ensure patient comfort. Our team does not judge, and fully understands that some patients have dental fears that can make it uneasy having dental work done. Be honest with our team, and we can ensure the entire process is smooth sailing!

Schedule a visit with Dr. John A. Garza today!

If you are considering porcelain veneers, we encourage you to take the time to learn more about the process. Call Dr. John A. Garza and his team in Gilbert, AZ at (480) 539-7979. His practice is conveniently located at 754 S. Val Vista Drive, Suite 106.

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