282 E River Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85704
14122 West McDowell Road Suite 200
Goodyear, AZ 85395
222 South Summit Avenue Ste 2
Prescott, AZ 86303
Dr. Jonathan M. Gutman, Dmd
310 N Wilmot Rd Ste 102
Tucson, AZ, 85711-2626
Hughes, John R D.D.S.
1011 N Craycroft Rd # 107
Tucson, AZ, 85711-7310
Allen, Jacqueline D.D.S.
6520 N 7th Ave # 7
Phoenix, AZ, 85013-1158
Asrari, Mahshid D.D.S.
3303 S Lindsay Rd # 106
Gilbert, AZ, 85297-1504
Modern cosmetic dentistry offers a wide selection of options for today's consumers for enhancing their smiles. As an alternative to crowns, chipped or stained teeth can be effectively restored with porcelain dental veneers -- ultra-thin, custom-designed ceramic shells bonded to the front teeth.
A porcelain dental veneers can change a tooth's color, size or shape. They're ideal for a number of tooth restoration purposes:
Porcelain dental veneers have a good longevity record, lasting many years when properly applied.
Porcelain dental veneers treatment requires a four-step process:
Once teeth have been veneered, they will require periodic treatment and regular visits to the dentist. The result is a beautiful and long lasting smile you will love!
By Brian J. Gray, DDS, MAGD, FICO
Cosmetic dentistry is everywhere these days.
With new materials, especially dental "superglues," we're reshaping teeth, filling gaps between teeth, restoring broken teeth, replacing missing teeth, placing lighter braces. The technique is called dental bonding, and the aesthetic result is wonderful.
But it's not forever.
The American Dental Association puts the life of tooth bonding materials at about five years. This may be a conservative estimate, but there will come a time when a bond needs attention.
In general, if you treat a bonded tooth like your other teeth, you'll keep your dental restoration intact longer. Lax home care habits or the wrong foods can hasten wear and tear.
So go easy. If your tooth restoration is brand new, or years old and still flawless, keep smiling. With care, we've seen dental bonding last a long, long time.
Here are some reminders to help lengthen the life of your dental restoration.