As the years go by, physical and cosmetic imperfections can gradually start to alter your smile’s appearance. Something as simple as your morning coffee or the occasional cigar can cause significant dental stains to build up on your teeth. This can exacerbate the contrast between any existing treatments, such as dental fillings, and the surrounding tooth enamel.
Physical imperfections like minor chips and dental fractures can not only alter your smile’s appearance but it can invite cavities to form in the tooth enamel. If this happens the tooth decay might also be very noticeable. To address a smile altered by multiple cosmetic and physical imperfections, Dr. Brent D Pulley might recommend dental veneers and porcelain dental crowns.
Dental veneers are thin porcelain shells that can be designed to fit the faces of your teeth to conceal deep dental stains or minor physical imperfections. In some cases, a porcelain dental crown might be called for to restore a tooth with more significant physical imperfections, including those teeth with an existing dental filling, cavity, or large chip.
Dr. Brent D Pulley will start by inspecting each tooth in your smile and taking X-rays. This will help to assess the health and integrity of each tooth. Any teeth that require porcelain dental crowns will be prepared. Then Dr. Brent D Pulley will cast a detailed impression of each tooth in your smile. The information is sent to a professional dental lab to guide dental technicians in creating your dental veneers and dental crowns. When they are ready, you’ll need to return to Dr. Brent D Pulley’s dental office to have the necessary dental work cemented in place.
If you live in the Phoenix, Arizona area and you are unhappy with your smile’s appearance, you should call 480-460-1911 to schedule a cosmetic dental consultation at Desert Foothills Dental. Whether your smile requires dental veneers, dental crowns, or a another treatment entirely, we are here to make sure your smile reaches its pinnacle.