Your Guide to Dental Veneers

While our Draper, Utah dental office offers patients a variety of cosmetic dentistry services—ranging from tooth whitening to crowns to implants and more—you do have another option for creating a whiter and brighter smile that you’re extremely proud to show off. That option is dental veneers.

What Are Dental Veneers?

Dental veneers are thin shells that are designed to effectively cover the front of your teeth, thus improving their appearance. Each veneer is custom-made and bonded to the original tooth so it fits like a glove, giving you a more beautiful, natural looking smile.

Some of our dental patients choose to get veneers because their original teeth are discolored, whereas other elect this option because they have a chip or a crack in the tooth that they wish to hide. Dental veneers can also be used to improve the appearance of worn or misaligned teeth, or to help reduce a noticeable gap.

What to Expect During the Dental Veneer Process

If you decide that dental veneers are right for you, the process begins by removing a small layer of the existing tooth’s enamel, then taking impressions of the area. These impressions are then sent to the lab so it can construct your veneer.

Once the veneer is returned—which generally takes a couple of weeks—we place it over your original tooth to ensure that it will fit, trimming it if necessary.

Next, we prepare your original tooth by cleaning, polishing, and etching it so the special cement bonds to it well. After the veneer is placed, a light beam is used to activate the chemicals within the cement so it hardens quicker.

Finally, if any excess cement exists or if adjustments need to be made to the veneer to better support your bite, these are taken care of immediately. That way, when you walk out of our dental office, your veneer fits perfectly and is in its proper place.

Providing Draper, Utah Dental Patients a Quality Veneer Experience

Here at Oak Hollow Dentistry, we pride ourselves on offering our patients a quality veneer experience. From start to finish, we work hard to ensure that you’re satisfied with the process every step of the way.

To learn more about veneers, or to learn what we can do to help you improve the appearance of your smile, contact us today. Our knowledgeable and experienced staff is ready to assist you in any way we can!

Still Not Sure If You Want Veneers?

How do you know which option to choose? Here at Oak Hollow Dentistry in Draper, Utah, our professional and expert staff can help you decide, providing you the information you need based on your own individual situation and desired outcome.
Contact us today and, together, we can pick the option that is best for you!

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