Veneers in Salt Lake City
Porcelain veneers are a type of cosmetic dental treatment designed to address various imperfections in your teeth, ultimately enhancing the appearance of your smile and boosting your confidence. Veneers made from porcelain ceramic are effective in correcting dental flaws including fissures, gaps, and stains. Additionally, veneers possess a natural appearance and share similar light-reflecting properties with natural tooth enamel.
Porcelain veneer benefits include:
- Straight and even smile
- Color consistent with actual teeth
- Improvement of bite shape
- Prevention of further harm to already damaged teeth
To create an appropriate adhesive surface for veneer bonding, your dental professional may choose to etch a thin layer of tooth enamel from the teeth. Dental impressions are taken to create a customized veneer solution. After taking an impression of your teeth, it will be sent to a dental technician who will use it to create your veneers.
After the veneers are completed, a meticulous alignment process will be carried out to ensure their precise placement. The veneers will be bonded securely to your teeth. After a successful bonding process, your new veneers are refined to achieve a natural sheen that closely resembles the appearance of normal tooth enamel.
It is recommended to avoid eating for a few hours after getting veneers placed. The initial period after getting veneers is crucial for allowing them to stabilize effectively. After the stabilization period, it is important to adjust your eating habits when you resume your regular routine. Veneers, no matter how well they are attached to your teeth, can be susceptible to damage from very hard or chewy foods. Acidic also foods have the potential to cause damage to veneers.
Foods and beverages that are wise to avoid or at the very least consumed in moderation include the following:
- Sticky and hard candies
- Raw vegetables
- Ice (chewing)
- Alcohol (can compromise adhesion of veneers)
Veneers are designed to be resistant to stains. However, teeth and adhesive materials are not capable of self-repair. Excessive consumption of foods that have the potential to stain teeth can lead to a noticeable contrast between veneers and the natural teeth. Here is a list of foods and drinks that have staining properties and you may want to consider limiting their consumption:
- Red wine
- Red sauces
- Dark fruits
If you are considering veneers as a potential solution, schedule a consultation with Allan S. Thomas Dentistry at your earliest convenience. We will evaluate your eligibility for veneers, address any questions or concerns you may have, and provide a comprehensive explanation of the procedure. If you are a good candidate for veneers, we can start a process to making your porcelain veneer solution a reality. Call today!