Comprehensive Smile Restoration
At Arrowhead Family Dentistry, Dr. George Hariri specializes in cosmetic dentistry. Whether you’re in Peoria, Arrowhead, Fletcher Heights or West Wing, we can help you if you’re feeling self-conscious about your smile. Veneers are a great option if you’re suffering from multiple cosmetic issues like stains, gaps in your smile, and misshapen teeth. To get more details about veneers from Arrowhead Family Dentistry, contact us to schedule your cosmetic consultation today!
What are Veneers?
Veneers are a specialized type of cosmetic dental prosthesis. They are typically built out of tooth-colored porcelain material and are designed to be fitted over your existing teeth, replacing the front chewing surfaces with strong, beautiful, and durable prosthetic.
Essentially, your tooth-shaped veneers will replace the front chewing surfaces of your teeth completely. Because veneers cover your teeth, they can be used to treat a wide variety of different dental issues.
This includes problems like tooth staining, gaps in your smile, slightly chipped or crooked teeth, misshapen teeth, and uneven teeth. With a set of veneers from Arrowhead Family Dentistry, you can completely restore your smile in just two appointments.
What are the benefits of Veneers?
Veneers have a number of great benefits. The first and most important benefit is that you can feel great about your smile once again. Once your smile has been restored with veneers, you will be able to feel self-confident and happy with your teeth once again. You can eat, speak, and laugh without worrying about how your smile looks.
The process is very fast and minimally-invasive. It usually takes only about 2 appointments over a period of 2-3 weeks to have your veneers placed at Arrowhead Family Dentistry.
Veneers are also very durable. Usually, they have a lifespan of at least 10-15+ years with proper care. Additionally, veneers look and feel completely seamless. Your new smile will feel totally natural when eating and talking.
The Veneers Placement Process
Usually, the veneers placement process consists of 2 steps over a time period of 2-3 weeks. First, you’ll come into Arrowhead Family Dentistry for your first appointment to have your teeth prepared.
At this appointment, your mouth will be cleaned and numbed. Then, Dr. George Hariri will remove a thin layer of enamel from each of the teeth that will be receiving a veneer. This must be done to make sure your veneers fit perfectly.
Next, Dr. Hariri will take photos and dental impressions of your teeth and send these to our partner dental lab, where your veneers will be built. This usually takes between 2-3 weeks, so you’ll get a set of temporary veneers to protect your newly-trimmed teeth.
Once your veneers have arrived at our office, you’ll come back in for your final appointment. Dr. Hariri will ensure that your new veneers fit properly, and bond them into place with dental cement. Your brilliant new smile will be polished and buffed, completing the procedure.