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Dental Veneers 101: All You Need to Know

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What Are Dental Veneers?

Dental veneers are thin shells of medical-grade ceramic or resin material which are bonded to the front of your teeth. Veneers can help to mask a variety of dental imperfections, including minor dental misalignment, minor staining, and chips or cracks. They are used in the cosmetic dentistry field as a way to correct minor to major dental problems,

Advantages of Dental Veneers

Dental veneers are a great way to fix a number of cosmetic dental issues, including:

  • Discoloration
  • Misaligned teeth
  • Small gaps
  • Worn teeth
  • Chips
  • Cracks
  • Mild misalignment
  • Minor bite issues
  • Crooked teeth

How Long Do Dental Veneers Take?

It can take about two or three visits to the office to complete your entire veneer treatment. At your first visit, we will prepare your tooth for the veneer. An impression will be taken of your tooth. This impression will be sent to our lab, where your custom veneer will be created. In the meantime, we will provide you with a beautiful temporary restoration. Once your veneer is ready, you will come back into the office for your second visit. At this visit, your temporary restoration will be removed and replaced with your new veneer.

Dental Veneer Maintenance

Veneers are stain-resistant. That’s great news if coffee, wine, and tomato sauce are regular parts of your diet. You’ll still be able to drink and eat your favorite foods without your veneers eroding. However, you should still practice good oral hygiene. That includes brushing and flossing your teeth daily. Avoid chewing on ice or hard candies and wear a mouthguard when playing sports.

Call us at (801) 716-7006, request an appointment online, or walk into our office at 11576 S State St Suite #1201, Draper, UT 84020. Our team of doctors, hygienists, and coordinators will ensure you get the best care.