Your smile is something that you should always invest in, whether that means getting regular whitening or dental veneers. Veneers can seem like a daunting option for dental cosmetics, but we feel that helping our patients understand how they’re applied, and how they can help rejuvenate your smile will assist them in seeing just how useful they are.
What are Dental Veneers?
Veneers are thin, custom-made shells that adhere to the front of your teeth to make them look like the correct shape and proportions, appear whiter, and look more symmetrical. With proper bonding protocols veneers can last a very long time. The most common veneers are ceramic or composite. These materials are tinted and layered to match the natural teeth nearby, making them undetectable. With high quality labs and materials we are able to produce veneers that offer the same translucency as your real teeth, making your veneers appear more natural and lifelike.
We recommend veneers for patients who want an enhanced smile but need something more permanent and effective than teeth whitening. Another benefit to dental veneers is that they can cover up any imperfections on your teeth, such as cracks, chips, and gaps, resulting in a more confident smile.
How Are Dental Veneers Applied?
If you’re considering veneers, it may put your mind more at ease if we explain the process. We will always start with a consultation to evaluate your smile and determine the best approach to your dental cosmetic needs. If we notice that you need any fillings or other work, we may recommend that you schedule those visits first.
If you’re ready to start the process, the next step involves making any needed adjustments to the front and biting surfaces of your teeth. After these alterations are made,, we will take an impression of your smile and create a temporary set of veneers that will serve as a prototype of your future veneers.
These temporary veneers will allow you to decide if you want to make any changes to your new ones. You can eat and chew normally with these. Once the real veneers are done being fabricated, we will be able to put in your permanent veneers using tried and true methods with incredible materials that will help your veneers last as long as possible.
How to Care for Your Dental Veneers
Veneers can crack, chip, and face discoloration like your natural teeth if you don’t care for them properly. It’s essential to treat your veneers like you would your natural teeth. This means brushing them daily, flossing, not chewing on anything that’s too hard, and wearing a mouth guard if you’re prone to grinding your teeth while you sleep. The more careful you are with them, the longer they will last.
Get Your Cosmetic Dental Work Done at Oak Hills Dentistry
Dental veneers are a serious cosmetic procedure that qualified cosmetic dentists should perform like the ones here at Oak Hills Dentistry in Layton, Utah. Our doctors offer extensive evaluations for your teeth, allowing us to provide individualized solutions to give you a smile that you can show off confidently. Give us a call today to schedule an appointment and get one step close to your perfect smile!