Porcelain Dental Veneers
Dental veneers combine the potential for dramatic change with a minimally invasive procedure. There is no need to be dissatisfied with your smile when you can visit Elite Dental for these thin, custom shells. If you are considering receiving dental veneers in American Fork, Utah, call 801-763-7737 and schedule your appointment with our skilled dentists, Drs. Steven and Randy.
Porcelain dental veneers are an effective and beautiful cosmetic dental option that can take care of several dental issues. The dental veneers we use are made of an ultra-thin shell of porcelain. They are colored to match your existing teeth and are cemented over the front surface.
What Issues Do Porcelain Veneers Fix?
Discoloration – If you suffer from tooth discoloration that cannot be corrected through whitening procedures, veneers are an effective solution.
Wear and Tear – No matter how much you care for your teeth, they will naturally wear down over time. This leaves you susceptible to chips or breakage which can create an uneven appearance when you smile. Our veneers restore your teeth and create the healthy, youthful smile you once had.
Genetics – Genetics play a big role in how your teeth look as an adult. If you have large spaces between your teeth, or directly on your two front teeth, we can cover these gaps.
Worn enamel – Your enamel can break down over time, faster if you consume soft drinks or coffee. If you are a smoker, your enamel can wear down much faster than normal. Veneers can cover these issues and hide your damaged teeth.
Uneven Teeth – Uneven teeth can affect the look of your smile. Teeth can also wear down due to grinding habits. Veneers can even out the length of your teeth so they are even again.
Are Veneers Right For You?
We determine whether veneers are your best option after a preliminary consultation. During this evaluation, we will discuss the possibility of veneers and all other cosmetic dental options. If you are a candidate for veneers, we will go over the details of how to prepare for your procedure. Part of this preparation is deciding what you want your smile to look like. We take the time to discuss your personal preferences on the length, width, color, and shape of your veneers. This is a very important part of the procedure, as what you choose will determine what your new smile will look like.
What To Expect During The Procedure
Our veneer procedure is completed over two visits and takes a total of six weeks. These appointments are thorough and can take several hours. Veneers are designed to create your new smile, so we take our time to make it perfect.
During the procedure we will administer a local anesthetic so you don’t feel any pain during the procedure. We then reshape your existing teeth where necessary so your new veneers will fit correctly. We use a small rotational cutting device to do this. This tool allows for precise and minimal tooth shaping prior to veneer placement.
After your natural teeth have been shaped, we take an impression and create a mold of your mouth. This mold is then used to create your veneers. After this is done, we will place temporaries until your next appointment. You may experience increased sensitivity to cold and hot foods during this time.
When it is time for the veneer placement appointment, we will take off the temporaries. When placing on your final veneers, we take our time and ensure the fit and color is right.
How To Care For Your Veneers
The porcelain veneers we use are very durable and will last for years if you take care of them. Coming in for regular dental exams and cleanings is crucial for maintaining your veneers. You also need to practice good dental hygiene between visits. You should use a non-abrasive toothpaste. Eating hard foods should be avoided because a chips veneer cannot be repaired, it will have to be fully replaced. This is something you definitely want to avoid, as it will cost you time and money. Although the risk of staining your veneers is unlikely, you should do your best to minimize red wine, tea, soda and coffee.
Dental Veneers combine the potential for dramatic change with a minimally invasive procedure. You deserve the smile you have always wanted. Using thin, custom shells on your teeth will give you that smile. If you think veneers may be right for you, call us at Elite Dental today to set up your consultation and find out how this procedure can change your life.
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