Dental Veneers

With today's dental technology, there are plenty of cosmetic options available when you want to enhance your smile's appearance. If you are looking for a bigger, brighter, and more confident smile, you are in the right place. At Haws Family Dental in Brigham City, Utah, we offer various cosmetic procedures, including dental veneers. Veneers can permanently change multiple characteristics of your teeth. We invite you to keep reading to see how veneers can drastically improve your smile and boost your self-esteem.

What are Dental Veneers?

Veneers are small, ultra-thin pieces of porcelain that are made to fit perfectly on the outer surfaces of your teeth. Veneers act as a shell to your natural teeth covering or replacing their natural appearance. Dental veneers are made out of porcelain. Porcelain is a durable and stain-resistant material, making it ideal for covering up any imperfections you may have on your smile. Although they are not considered a permanent cosmetic procedure, due to the possibility they will need to be replaced, if taken care of properly, they can last for decades.

Veneers can correct or change any of the following characteristics:

  • Close unwanted gaps

  • Lengthen short teeth

  • Correct crooked teeth and perfectly align the smile

  • Get rid of stains and discoloration.

  • Fix minor chips and cracks in your teeth

Veneers are custom-made to make the changes to your smile that you want and what the dental professional believes will help overall function. We work closely with you to determine the new shade and the characteristics of each veneer.

What is the Procedure for Dental Veneers?

When you express interest in dental veneers, our doctor will first have you in our office for a consultation. During the consultation, the dentist will review your oral history and run some minor exams. The checkup is quick and only done to ensure that your teeth are healthy and strong enough to hold veneers. If you have any dental concerns, your dentist may recommend treating them with restorative dentistry before proceeding with the cosmetic dentistry procedure. We then work closely with you to determine exact changes for each tooth and send desired changes, impressions, and x-rays to the dental lab to help them fabricate your personalized veneers. Before the images of your teeth are taken, the dentist will shave down a considerable amount of each tooth's outer surface enamel so veneers will fit perfectly once placed.

Once veneers have been fabricated at the lab and sent back to our office, we will call you and have you in for your veneer placement appointment. To prepare for placement, we must clean and thoroughly dry each tooth to ensure the veneer sticks. After your teeth have been prepped, the veneers will be applied using a strong dental adhesive and hardened with a blue light. After veneers have been placed, it is essential to continue with good oral hygiene at home and get a professional cleaning twice a year. Good oral hygiene at home includes brushing, flossing, and using mouthwash twice a day. Veneers are strong and durable and will allow you to continue using your teeth as before.

If obtaining a perfect smile in only two quick visits to our office seems like the cosmetic treatment for you, please give us a call! At Haws Family Dental in Brigham City, Utah, we are here to help you create a smile that you love and that increases your confidence. Dental veneers are a quick and easy procedure that can brighten and enlarge your smile. Dental veneers can also increase your confidence. Reach out to us today with any questions you may have!