Veneers are thin shells of porcelain that go over the front of the teeth to improve their appearance. At Fort Union Family Dental, we customize veneers for each patient through a lab technician and match their surrounding teeth in color and shape. Porcelain is a durable material that resembles natural tooth enamel, so patients will not be limited in what they can eat with veneers on their teeth.
The Procedure for Veneers
Dental veneers are thin shells of tooth-colored porcelain that are bonded onto the front of your teeth to conceal cosmetic flaws. Porcelain veneers are custom-made for each tooth, so they fit snugly and look natural when our cosmetic dentist bonds them in place.
However, it’s essential to understand the placement of veneers so you can be sure you’re a good candidate for this treatment. Many dentists recommend placing porcelain veneers on healthy, decay-free teeth. Our dentist may recommend treating chips and cracks before you apply porcelain veneers. This is because placing veneers on a damaged tooth may compromise the strength of the veneer shell. If you’re dealing with a severe tooth infection or abscess, your dentist will hold off applying porcelain veneers until the condition is resolved. That’s because the oral bacteria that cause infections can compromise bond strength.
After your teeth and gums have been appropriately prepped for treatment, our dentist will take impressions of your smile to the lab where your porcelain veneers will be made. When you return to the dentist’s office for your second appointment, your new veneers will be ready to be bonded into place. During your second visit, your dentist will use a special cement to bond each veneer to the front of each tooth. Once attached, your porcelain veneers should last for many years with proper care.
The Benefits of Veneers
If you want to transform your teeth's appearance completely, then veneers can help. You can have a new smile daily with custom-made veneers. You can also enjoy whiter, straighterteeth and a more uniform smile with the treatment.
A veneer hides flaws on the tooth’s surface, such as staining, chips, cracks, and other imperfections. Each veneer is custom-made for each patient to ensure they blend in with your other teeth and complement your smile.
Your new veneer can also correct a small gap or straighten a misaligned tooth. Patients undergoing treatment with veneers can enjoy a straighter and more youthful appearance. They are ideal for anyone that wants a flawless smile without having to undergo braces or other orthodontic treatments.
For more information about veneers and how they can improve the appearance of your smile, visit Fort Union Family Dental located at 8915 S 700 E Ste 103, Sandy, Utah 84070, or call (801) 562-2147 to learn more about getting veneers from the dentist. Our team can help patients achieve optimal dental health and a beautiful smile.