what are porcelain veneers?
One quick, safe, and effective way to improve your smile and conceal chipped, crooked, decayed, or stained teeth is with porcelain veneers at Oakridge Dental. Dental veneers are thin, high-quality shells made with porcelain, which can be secured to the front of your teeth to enhance the appearance of your smile. Offering personalized veneers and minimal prep, board-certified dentist Dr. Brian Call can help improve the size, color, length, or shape of your teeth. Schedule an appointment at our Farmington, UT office to learn more information about porcelain veneers and decide if they're appropriate for your needs.
who can get veneers?
Porcelain veneers may be used to rapidly hide stains and chips in your enamel, improve the appearance of worn down or misaligned teeth, and address teeth that are abnormally shaped or spaced. At Oakridge Dental, your veneers will be custom-created to fit comfortably over your teeth for an appealing and natural look. During your consultation, Dr. Call will listen to your goals and concerns so he can personalize your treatment. Dr. Call will also determine if you are a good candidate for cosmetic veneers by assessing your overall oral health. To be an ideal candidate, you should not exhibit signs of periodontal disease or habitually clench your jaw and grind your teeth.
how are veneers PLACED?
As soon as you've developed your personalized treatment plan with Dr. Call, he will take 3D impressions of your teeth. Your porcelain veneers may be created in our office with our advanced CEREC same-day restoration system, which utilizes high-quality materials to craft your porcelain shells as you wait. As soon as your porcelain veneers are ready, Dr. Call will carefully remove a small amount of enamel from the front of your teeth. This allows space for the porcelain veneers and enhances the bond for a more natural outcome that lasts longer. When your veneers are secured, Dr. Call will make minor adjustments so that the fit is comfortable.
Since getting veneers usually doesn't require anesthesia, you should be able to return to your usual activities after your appointment. You may experience sensitivity to cold and hot food for a couple of days, but that should fade away with time. Your veneers need to be cared for just like your own natural teeth with daily brushing and flossing. While cosmetic veneers are more resistant to staining when compared to natural teeth, you should still stay away from staining drinks and foods to keep your smile white. To avoid damaging your veneers, you should not chew on hard objects, such as ice or your fingernails. Continue to schedule dental exams and cleanings at Oakridge Dental so we can monitor the condition of your porcelain veneers, teeth, gums, and general oral health. Dr. Call will tell you if your veneers need to be replaced or repaired over time.
show off your best smile
Even if you're unhappy with the discolored, uneven look of your smile, there's no need to let it get you down. Owing to many revolutionary developments within the dental industry, there is a wide range of effective solutions to help you achieve your smile goals. To learn more about advanced cosmetic dentistry services, such as porcelain veneers, get in touch with our team at Oakridge Dental in Farmington, UT. Board-certified dentist Dr. Brian Call will work closely with you to help create the smile you want.