Veneers as a Cosmetic Dentistry Solution

Dental Veneers Phoenix, AZ

Veneers are restorations that cover the front part of teeth. These restorations serve purely cosmetic purposes, transforming any smile into an amazing one. Veneers are shaped just like a real tooth and they are color-matched with the patient’s teeth. Veneers are used to deal with a variety of cosmetic problems like:

  • Stained/discolored teeth
  • Short teeth
  • Crooked teeth
  • Spaces between teeth
  • Chipped teeth

How veneers transform your smile

Veneers started as cosmetics used to transform the smiles of Hollywood celebrities. These restorations are now available to the public, and they are one of the most popular restorations used in cosmetic dentistry.

First visit

The process of getting veneers starts with a consultation with a dentist. The patient will be educated about the need to remove some of the front part of their enamel during the treatment. This is done to create more space, so the restoration does not add extra bulk to the patient’s tooth. This can make the person’s smile look unnatural.

This is a permanent process that cannot be reversed since enamel does not grow back once removed. The tooth will always need a restoration like veneers or a crown to protect its inner layers moving forward. It is a serious decision, and dentists often give their patients a few days to think it over.

Patients who do not want any major alterations made to their teeth can explore no-prep veneers. These are thinner than conventional veneers, and they do not require removing significant amounts of enamel. However, these being thinner also means they do not cover imperfections as well as traditional veneers.

Second visit

During the second visit, the dentist will prepare the patient’s teeth for veneers. The person will be given a shot of a local anesthetic if conventional veneers are being installed. This prevents them from feeling pain as the dentist removes portions of their teeth. Once the teeth have been prepared to the dentist’s satisfaction, digital images are used to make a 3D model of the patient’s teeth. The model is sent to a lab where dental prosthetics like veneers are made. The finished veneers should get back to the dentist within a few weeks. The patient’s teeth are fitted with temporary veneers to protect them while their custom veneers are being made.

Third visit

During the third visit, the dentist will take off the patient’s temporary veneers and attach the custom restorations. Alterations and adjustments are made until the dentist is satisfied with how the patient’s smile looks. The patient walks out of the clinic with a restored smile.


There is no recovery period after getting veneers, but some patients experience teeth sensitivity for a few days following the treatment. This typically fades away within a week and it can be managed with desensitizing products like mouthwash.

We can transform your smile

Ready for an improved smile? Give us a call or visit our Phoenix clinic to learn more about dental veneers and their uses.

Request an appointment here: or call Phoenix Family Dentistry at (602) 547-9007 for an appointment in our Phoenix office.

Check out what others are saying about our dental services on Yelp: Dental Veneers in Phoenix, AZ.

Recent Posts

When Dental Bonding Is A Recommended Cosmetic Dental Solution

When you visit your local dentist and ask about cosmetic dental solutions, you’ll probably hear the term dental bonding used in conversation. Although this may be one of many terms that your dentist uses to refer to what you want—a better smile—it’s important to understand what this means and why it’s used when discussing cosmetic…

Dental Bonding Vs. Contouring

There are some cases where a stained or chipped tooth can be fixed with dental bonding or contouring. While these issues can be more severe and so require a different solution, something like an uneven edge or unsightly spot can often be treated without more invasive procedures that can affect the entire mouth.This procedure enhances…

Cosmetic Dental Reasons To Get Dental Bonding

Getting dental bonding can be a good way to improve your smile. It can be hard to know the right time to get it, however. The right way to determine if you are a candidate for it is to have an appointment with your dentist. Keep reading to find out more about a few cosmetic…

When Should You See A Dentist About A Chipped Tooth?

Your dentist is used to fixing a chipped tooth. This is one of the most common problems that patients have. Chipping a tooth can be painful and lead to other oral health problems. It can also hamper your smile and make you feel unhappy about your appearance. A chip in a tooth is not also…

Recent Posts

Ask A Cosmetic Dentist: Are Veneers Considered Cosmetic

Ask A Cosmetic Dentist: Are Veneers Considered Cosmetic

While veneers are technically considered cosmetic treatments, a cosmetic dentist may describe additional benefits to getting them added to the teeth. Dental veneers can both improve the look of the smile and help keep teeth healthy. These thin, customized shells cover the front of the teeth and can be customized to match the color of…

Teeth Straightening Treatment Results Can Make Brushing Easier And More Effective

Teeth Straightening Treatment Results Can Make Brushing Easier And More Effective

People often seek teeth straightening treatments. The results can have positive effects on a person’s health and wellness. If you have crooked teeth or other troubling concerns, you may notice that it is challenging to brush effectively. As a result, you may get tooth decay and other serious conditions. Now could be a good time…