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FAQs: Can Porcelain Veneers Instantly Improve My Smile?

For many people, a less-than-perfect smile can be a source of embarrassment.  Even though cosmetic treatments are available, undergoing multiple procedures and office visits can be inconvenient or impossible with a patient’s busy schedule. Fortunately, a treatment option exists that can address several different esthetic issues at once. Our office can place a lifelike porcelain veneers to instantly improve the appearance of a patient’s smile.

Frequently Asked Questions About Cosmetic Restorations

Question: How do veneers work?

Answer: With this cosmetic treatment, we place a custom-made shell of porcelain over the front of the tooth. The restoration is made from porcelain, which is translucent and allows parts of your tooth to remain visible while masking cosmetic issues. The result is treatment that completely rejuvenates the tooth.

Question: What problems can these restorations address?

Answer: Most cosmetic treatments are designed to only address one or two dental imperfections. However, porcelain veneers can actually correct the appearance of teeth suffering from a wide range of esthetic issues, including misalignment, discoloration, chips, worn down enamel, malformed teeth, and embarrassing gaps between teeth. We can potentially address all of these issues in as little as two visits.  

Question: Does a veneer work for everyone?

Answer: In some cases, this may not be the best option for correcting esthetic options. Some dental issues may require more than veneer to correct. For a tooth that has become broken or endured severe decay, we can place a porcelain dental crown. For minor cosmetic issues, dental bonding or teeth whitening may offer more cost-effective alternatives. We will carefully examine your smile to decide which options will best address your dental imperfections.

Question: How are they placed?

Answer: The process begins with the removal of a miniscule layer of enamel to make room for the restoration. Impressions will then be taken of the tooth. The impressions will be used to design and fabricate the veneers. Once complete, they will be placed using a powerful bonding solution. Due to their lifelike appearance, your new smile will look completely natural.

Schedule an Appointment with Dr. Adrian

Do you have any questions about achieving a brighter smile? Interested in improving both the health and beauty of you and your family’s smiles? Then schedule a visit with Dr. Adrian today. We proudly service the residents of Bountiful and surrounding communities. Call us today at (801) 292-7500.

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