Porcelain Veneers in Scottsdale Arizona

Porcelain Veneers:

Porcelain Veneering treatment is perhaps the most popular in cosmetic dentistry today. Veneers are ‘shells’ made using tooth colored porcelain which are bonded onto the facial surfaces of the teeth to conceal various dental imperfections. This cosmetic dental Porcelain veneersprocedure guarantees a complete smile makeover and is minimally invasive.
Porcelain veneers, also known as dental laminates, can effectively conceal dental flaws including:

  • Gaps or diatemas
  • Permanent, generalized tooth discoloration or staining
  • Shape and size discrepancies
  • Cracked or chipped teeth
  • Small fractures or uneven margins
  • Teeth worn down due to abrasion, erosion or attrition
  • Congenital malformations of the teeth


Porcelain veneers are ideal for aesthetic-conscious patients looking for a complete smile transformation. By effectively masking many dental imperfections, veneers can help patients achieve a flawless, more attractive smile.
It is important to note however, that veneers only ‘mask’ dental imperfections and do not restore them functionally. The Porcelain Veneers are delicate and can fracture, de-bond or crack if subjects to high forces or pressure.  They are also relatively more expensive compared to other tooth restoration procedures, and are generally not covered by insurance companies because they are categorized as cosmetic dentistry procedures. It is also essential to note that porcelain veneers are prone to discoloration if frequently exposed to staining agents in the form of food, beverages or smoking. Patients are advised to refrain from excessive smoking and consumption of highly pigmented drinks and food substances to ensure long life of the veneers.

The Procedure:

The procedure is minimally invasive and may require local anesthesia administration. The teeth are first slightly trimmed or prepared using a mechanical hand-piece to ensure a better fit of the veneers and to make them look natural. Once the tooth preparation has been done, an impression is taken and porcelain shells are fabricated based on the natural shade and morphology of the natural teeth.
These shells are then bonded on to the facial surfaces (surfaces facing the lips or cheeks) of the teeth using a dental cement for ideal adhesion. Shade selection is done prior to tooth preparation; patients can either opt for the natural color of their teeth or for a whiter shade for a dazzling smile.

Porcelain Veneers, Jerome Riddle DDS Phoenix, AZ:

At Jerome Riddle DDS, we offer you the experience, expertise and skills of the best dentists in Phoenix, AZ for a stunning smile makeover. We understand how many people shy away from smiling heartily in professional or social gathering due common dental problems such as staining, cracks or gaps. These minor, easily restorable problems can become the cause of low self esteem or confidence issues in young individuals particularly.
Our extensive range of impeccable cosmetic dentistry procedures address all aesthetic issues of the teeth, helping you smile with confidence once again. If you wish to captive the attention of everyone around you with a beautiful, flawless, winning smile, simply call on (480) 991-4410 today and book an appointment with the most experienced professionals in cosmetic dentistry, only at Jerome Riddle DDS.