Discover the Benefits of Dental Veneers
Did you know that there is a dental technology that offers a fast and long-lasting solution to such issues as deeply stained, chipped, misaligned or damaged teeth? Even more appealing is that this solution can be accomplished in two visits to a dental office and even work as an alternative to braces. What is this solution? The answer is porcelain veneers, and at The Dental Edge in Provo, Utah we provide the skilled services of a cosmetic dentist who can help you decide if this is the right solution for you.
How Dental Veneers Work
Dental veneers are just as they sound; thin shells of porcelain that are then bonded to a tooth in need of cosmetic dentistry or even a bit of support. Though they are not considered restorations, they can offer ongoing strength to a tooth that is damaged and weakened by such issues as cracks or chips.
They are made to your specific bite and require just two simple visits to our dentist office. During your first visit our cosmetic dentist will prepare your teeth, take molds and then give you temporary veneers to use while a specialized lab makes your unique veneers. These are going to be colored to match your natural teeth and offer you a rapid-fire way to an enhanced smile.
Once they are back from the lab, we have you return and a strong bonding agent is used to affix your perfect porcelain veneers to your prepared teeth. You will be able to leave our office and begin using your new veneers right away.
Porcelain Veneers Aftercare
Of course, the veneers are a great fix for esthetically flawed teeth, but they still need to be taken care of in the same ways as natural teeth. You will need to brush and floss, like always, and visit our office at least once per year for a cleaning and exam. In fact, we suggest twice annual exams and cleanings as this ensures your veneers remain in the best condition and allows our team to determine if you have any issues that can be addressed, halted and corrected long before they cause pain or other problems.
We also recommend you consider habits that can lead to natural teeth becoming discolored. Why? Because veneers are impervious to stains, they will always remain the original shade they were when first bonded to your teeth. However, if you drink staining beverages like coffee or tea, smoke or eat a diet with lots of sugars, it can cause the natural teeth to stain and your smile is then an uneven blend of hues. Getting twice annual cleanings and exams can ensure your smile remains esthetically appealing for many years to come.
Contact Us to Learn More
If you like the sound of porcelain veneers, and wish to discover if they are a good option for your cosmetic dentistry needs, it is time to talk with your preferred dentist in Provo, UT about the treatment. Get in touch with us today by calling 801-373-2693 or by visiting our contact page.