If you are bothered by flaws in your smile, you are not alone. Chips, cracks, gaps, and stains can deter a beautiful smile. Fortunately, there are great cosmetic dental treatments designed to conceal these flaws. Porcelain dental veneers are a popular option to erase imperfections on the teeth, leaving you with a beautiful smile. At Gunnerson Dental in Payson, Utah, veneers have become a highly sought-after cosmetic solution.
What are Porcelain Dental Veneers?
Porcelain veneers are tooth-shaped shells bonded to the front of your existing teeth to hide a wide range of imperfections. Far too often, individuals avoid seeking treatment for tooth imperfections, resigning to the fact that they must live with a flawed smile. Veneers make it possible to change your teeth’ size, shape, or shade, so you no longer have to be embarrassed to smile.
Porcelain is used for veneers because it’s a strong ceramic material closely resembling tooth enamel. The color and translucence of porcelain allow them to blend in seamlessly and be natural-looking. Porcelain is also resistant to staining, which will keep your smile looking vibrantly white day after day.
Veneers may be suggested to conceal the following problems:
- Improve the appearance of permanently discolored teeth
- Close small gaps between teeth
- Hide chips or cracks on teeth
- Correct minor misalignment problems
- Improve symmetry of teeth
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Placement of Veneers
For the veneers to be placed on the front of teeth and look natural, some enamel needs to be removed. If veneers were placed without this preparation, they would look bulky. Once the enamel is removed, digital impressions of the teeth are taken, and sent to Gunnerson Dental’s in-house lab for custom fabrication.
While your veneers are being fabricated, temporary veneers will be sculpted with filling material to protect your enamel and keep your smile looking normal before the final placement of your porcelain veneers.
When the veneers are ready, (usually 2-4 days after your digital impressions) you can return for final placement at the office. They will be checked for proper fit before being bonded to the teeth.
Veneers do not require any special care beyond regular brushing and flossing. Individuals can bite and chew normally, but it is advised to avoid biting down on hard objects to not crack the veneers.
If you are ready to learn more about how we can enhance your smile with custom porcelain veneers, call Gunnerson Dental in Payson, Utah, today at (801) 658-0175.
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