Veneers Specialist

Karren Dental

Dentist & Cosmetic Dentist located in Moon Valley, Phoenix, AZ

Few cosmetic dentistry options can transform your smile faster than dental veneers. Dustin Karren, DMD, of Karren Dental in Phoenix, Arizona, offers outstanding porcelain veneers that create gorgeous and natural-looking smiles. To learn more about veneers, call the office or schedule an appointment using the quick online booking tool.

Veneers Q&A

What are dental veneers?

Dental veneers are incredibly thin “shells” that are crafted to fit directly over the surface of your natural teeth. Veneers offer the ability to correct numerous cosmetic issues and give you a beautiful smile. 

When you admire the smiles of celebrities, you’re often appreciating the effects of a great set of dental veneers. 

This cosmetic treatment was once available only to those with significant wealth, but advancements in dental technology have brought the cost of veneers down considerably. 

Today, veneers are among the most popular cosmetic dentistry options. They can completely change the look of your smile in just a few visits. 

What issues can dental veneers correct?

Dental veneers can address numerous aesthetic issues. Some examples include:

  • Chips or fractures
  • Worn down teeth
  • Misalignment
  • Discoloration
  • Misshapen teeth
  • Gapped teeth
  • Abnormally small teeth

Best of all, dental veneers can correct multiple problems at once, making them a great investment. 

What happens during the dental veneer process?

You begin with a thorough consultation to make sure there are no decay or gum health issues that need to be addressed prior to having dental veneers installed. Then Dr. Karren gathers imaging and/or impressions to learn the exact specifications of your smile. 

Dr. Karren removes a small portion of your natural tooth enamel to make room for the veneers. You can wear a set of temporary veneers while you wait for your permanent veneers to arrive from the dental lab. 

The next step involves checking the fit and cementing each new veneer into place. Your veneers can be held into place over your teeth to evaluate the fit and then trimmed down as needed. Colored dental cement allows Dr. Karren to find a shade that matches the rest of your teeth. 

Once in place, your veneers look and function like your natural teeth. Avoid biting down on hard objects or foods to help your veneers last as long as possible. 

Dr. Karren and his team check your veneers during your routine dental exams and advise you on when they need to be replaced, usually well after a decade. 

If you’re ready to get the smile of your dreams, schedule an appointment at Karren Dental today. You can book online or over the phone, so don’t delay.