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Veneers bring Phoenix smiles from good to great

The world is full of beautiful, unique smiles. (Yours is one of them!) Some, though, have a uniformity in alignment, color, spacing, shape, and size that sets them apart. In many of these cases, the beautiful symmetry is a result of a cosmetic dental treatment called veneers, available from Phoenix dentists, Dr. Tim Schmidt and Dr. Paul Nielson.

Veneer basics

Imagine having a ragged, discolored fingernail. You might visit a qualified manicurist for application of an acrylic nail to hide flaws and provide strength, with a natural look. This is the basic concept of veneers, in the context of your smile.

A veneer is made of a rigid dental ceramic, which is translucent like tooth enamel. This thin shell is precisely shaped and shaded, then cemented to the front surface of a prepared tooth. The technique is used to improve the appearance of:

  • Mildly crooked teeth.
  • Spaces between teeth.
  • Pits, bumps, cracks, and chips in enamel.
  • Deep discoloration that will not bleach out.
  • Worn down teeth.
  • Teeth that have odd shape or size.

While a single tooth may be veneered, commonly the four, six, or eight that show when you smile are treated.


The procedure

While the procedure is meticulous, from the patient’s perspective it is straightforward. It begins with a thorough oral examination. Tooth decay and gum disease must be addressed before veneers can be placed. You and the dentist discuss what you want to change about your smile, looking at photos and color samples. Then teeth are prepared by removing a small amount of enamel to allow veneers to fit properly, with a natural look. Impressions are taken, and your teeth are protected with composite temporary veneers.

Your impressions, measurements, photos, and shading information go to a trusted local dental laboratory where a trained ceramist fabricates the veneers. You return in several weeks. The temporary veneers are removed, and the new ones are bonded in place. That’s it – just two visits for a transformed smile!

Are you a good candidate for veneers? Schedule a consultation at Life Smiles Dental Care in Phoenix to find out. Call (602) 786-5484.

Dr. Paul Nielson, DDS, MAGD earned a zoology degree from Brigham Young University before completing dental studies at University of Washington, Seattle. He has practiced dentistry for over a decade, and has followed continuing education to exceed the state’s licensing requirements. He’s a Master in the Academy of General Dentistry and holds membership in many professional associations. He’s especially interested in implant, cosmetic and sedation dentistry; and full mouth rehabilitation.
Dr. Timothy Schmidt, DMD, FAGD studied in Utah and Oregon, before serving at University of Washington School of Dentistry as an affiliate instructor. Then he returned to Arizona to serve his local community. As a member of several prestigious dental organizations, he aims to provide comfortable treatments delivering natural-looking and long-lasting results. He aims to raise dental healthcare standards through ongoing education, new technologies and by listening to patients’ concerns.
Dr. Jared Bishop earned his undergraduate degree at Brigham Young University in Utah, after which he completed his dental school training at Midwestern University in Glendale. Having completed a 1 year residency, Dr. Bishop was also honored to practice dentistry in the U.S. Army for 5 years. As a member of the Academy of General Dentistry, the American Dental Association, and the Arizona Dental Association, Dr. Bishop keeps up with current dental technology, techniques, and materials to provide his patients with the highest standard of care.

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