Having a smile you feel great about is important to a person’s overall self-esteem and wellness. Unfortunately, many people believe that they are stuck with the imperfections they see in the mirror. Dr. Richard Higgs of Aquila Dental in Chandler, Arizona, helps his patients achieve the smile they want and deserve, with a full suite of cosmetic dental services, including dental veneers, teeth whitening, orthodontic treatment, and cosmetic bonding.
While many patients understand most cosmetic treatments, questions about dental veneers are often asked. Dr. Higgs answers the most common questions.
Dental veneers are thin strips of dental material, often made of porcelain, that are bonded to the front of the tooth. They can address several cosmetic dental imperfections and also add stability and security to the teeth so that patients can speak clearly, enjoy their favorite foods, and smile confidently.
Dental veneers can be used on most adult patients. They can be used to hide cosmetic flaws like misshapen teeth, misaligned teeth, teeth that have too much space between them, teeth that are damaged, broken, irregularly shaped, or teeth that are stained or discolored.
Having dental veneers placed is an easy and straightforward process. However, it will require two trips to the dentist’s office.
Once your veneers have been placed, it’s important to take proper care of them. While veneers are durable and stain-resistant, they can chip. Take care not to bite on pens, into hard pretzels, or chew on ice. Also, while the porcelain veneers will not stain, your natural teeth will. Consider this when drinking dark or red beverages.
Richard Higgs, DDS and his friendly team look forward to ensure the wellbeing of patients in Chandler, Arizona, and the surrounding Maricopa County community.
Dr. Richard Higgs completed his undergraduate degree at Indiana University in Indianapolis and is a graduate of the Indiana University School of Dentistry.
He attended The Pacific Aesthetic Continuum in Alameda, California, one of the world’s leading institutions for hands-on cosmetic dentistry education.
Dr. Richard Higgs has been awarded 2020 Top Dentists by Phoenix Magazine, 2020 Top Three Best Cosmetic Dentists in Chandler, and Ocotillo Friends Preferred Business.
Dr. Keya Boykin-Miller enjoys being a dentist and having the ability to make a difference in the lives of others.
She graduated with a B.S in Biology from Bennett College in Greensboro, North Carolina and received her DMD degree from the Temple University School of Dentistry in Philadelphia. After working at the National Health Service Corp in Philadelphia, she served offices in the Chester and Lancaster Counties in Pennsylvania. Dr. Boykin-Miller is a member of the American Dental Association and Arizona Dental Association.