Conceal Cosmetic Concerns
with Porcelain Veneers
Porcelain veneers are thin shells of medical grade ceramic that adhere to the front of your teeth to conceal cosmetic issues, such as cracks, chips, or gaps. Porcelain veneers can completely transform your smile in as little as two office visits by changing the size, shape, or color of your teeth. At our dental practice in Cedar City, UT, Dr. Brian Tavoian offers traditional and Lumineers® minimal prep veneers. We also offer composite veneers to qualifying patients.
A Good Candidate for Veneers
Veneers are a highly versatile and customizable cosmetic treatment that can address a wide range of aesthetic concerns, such as:
- Uneven teeth
- Irregularly shaped teeth
- Worn teeth
A good candidate for porcelain veneers must be in good oral health before seeking cosmetic treatment. For traditional veneers, you must also have a sufficient amount of enamel to support the ceramic. However, patients who do not qualify for traditional veneers may be able to transform their smile with Lumineers minimal prep veneers. We can help you determine the optimal treatment plan to fit your needs, cosmetic goals, and budget.
Benefits of Porcelain Veneers
There are very few cosmetic treatments that offer the same effects as veneers. In a single treatment, veneers can combine the effects of teeth whitening, orthodontics, and dental bonding. Additionally, veneers are more stain resistant than natural teeth, allowing you to maintain the results of your treatment for years with proper care. Additionally, porcelain veneers can help increase your self-confidence and willingness to smile.
Your Initial Consultation
The first step in porcelain veneers treatment is attending an initial consultation with Brian at our office. During this appointment, we will assess your oral health to determine if you are a good candidate for veneer placement. We may recommend treatment for gum disease or decay before beginning treatment. We may also take a series of digital x-rays and photographs. After discussing your cosmetic goals with Brian, he can use this information to create a model of how your smile may look following treatment.
Placing Your Veneers
For patients receiving traditional veneers, Brian will first need to prepare the teeth by removing a thin layer of enamel. This process ensures the veneers bond well to the surface of your teeth without appearing bulky. For minimal prep veneers, this step may not be necessary, though it depends on the anatomy of your teeth. When your teeth are prepared, we can take digital impressions and send them to our partner laboratory.
Porcelain veneers, placed in the comfort of our office, can whiten your teeth, straighten your smile, and conceal cosmetic concerns.
Once your veneers are fabricated, you can return to our office for placement. Brian will carefully check the shape and appearance of your veneers and make any necessary adjustments. Then he will etch the surface of your teeth and apply a bonding agent to create a strong base. The final step is affixing the veneers for a fully enhanced smile.
Transform Your Smile Today
Porcelain veneers, placed in the comfort of our office, can whiten your teeth, straighten your smile, and conceal cosmetic concerns. We offer veneers as a stand-alone procedure or as part of a smile makeover treatment plan. Learn more about porcelain veneers or our other cosmetic dentistry services by contacting us online or calling our office at (435) 586-0123.