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Porcelain Veneers

Do you want to whiten your teeth, straighten your smile, and conceal other cosmetic dental concerns?

Porcelain veneers can transform your smile in just two office visits by changing the size, shape, or color of your teeth.

At Dr. Brian Tavoian's dental office in Cedar City, UT, we offer traditional veneers and Lumineers®.

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Veneers are thin shells of medical-grade porcelain that adhere to the front of your teeth to conceal cosmetic issues, such as cracks, chips, or gaps. We offer dental veneers as a stand-alone procedure or as part of a smile makeover treatment plan.

Contact our office online to ask a question about porcelain veneers or to request a dental appointment. You can also reach our Cedar City, UT, dental center by phone.

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Rory Christian

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Dr Brian and his staff have always been friendly, professional, and very efficient. He alway explains what he finds on exams and gives me options for treatment. I have never had a less than awesome experience.

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I hadn't been to the dentist for a long time, but they got me set up quickly and pain free. They were all very helpful and informative, and I will continue to keep going here. Overall a great dentistry!

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How Are Veneers Placed?

To ensure that your veneers bond well to your teeth, we will remove a thin layer of enamel.

Benefits of Porcelain Veneers

There are very few cosmetic treatments that offer the same effects as dental veneers.

Addresses Multiple Issues

In a single treatment, veneers can combine the effects of teeth whitening, orthodontics, and dental bonding.

Stain-Resistant Restoration

Veneers are more stain-resistant than natural teeth, allowing you to maintain the results of this cosmetic dentistry treatment for years with proper care.

Improved Appearance & Confidence

Porcelain veneers can improve your appearance, helping to increase your self-confidence and willingness to smile.

Good Candidates for Veneers

Veneers are a highly versatile and customizable cosmetic treatment that can address a wide range of aesthetic concerns, such as:

  • Gaps 
  • Chips
  • Cracks
  • Misalignment
  • Uneven teeth
  • Irregularly shaped teeth
  • Worn teeth
  • Discoloration 

Lumineers

Patients who do not qualify for traditional veneers may be able to transform their smile with Lumineers, which are minimal-prep veneers. In many cases, Lumineers can be placed on the teeth without removing any tooth enamel; in other cases, we may remove a very small amount.

This treatment option is best for patients with very minor cosmetic flaws in order to ensure Lumineers don't look bulky or fake. If Dr. Tavoian finds that traditional veneers will look more like natural teeth and produce a better aesthetic result, he will recommend this option. Overall, we can help you determine the optimal cosmetic dentistry treatment plan to fit your needs, cosmetic goals, and budget when you visit us for a dental consultation at our Cedar City practice.

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The Veneers Treatment Process

Your dental veneers will be designed to look as natural and beautiful as possible.
Your dental veneers will be designed to look as natural and beautiful as possible.

Your Initial Consultation

The first step in the porcelain veneers treatment process is attending an initial consultation with Dr. Tavoian at our Cedar City office. During this appointment, we will assess your oral health to determine if you are a good candidate for dental veneers. We may recommend treatment for gum disease or decay before beginning treatment.

Tooth Preparation

For patients receiving traditional veneers, we will first need to prepare the teeth by removing a thin layer of enamel. This process ensures the veneers can be bonded securely to the surface of the teeth without appearing bulky. For minimal-prep veneers, this step may not be necessary, though it depends on the anatomy of your teeth.

Custom Impressions

When your teeth are prepared, we can take impressions and send them to our partner laboratory. We may take a series of digital x-rays, photographs, digital impressions, or traditional impressions.

Design & Model

After discussing your aesthetic goals with Dr. Tavoian, we can use this information to create a model of how your smile may look following treatment. We will also design your dental veneers so they look as natural and beautiful as possible.

Fabrication

Next, we will work with our reputable, trusted lab to fabricate your custom dental veneers out of a solid block of durable dental porcelain.

Final Placement

Once your veneers are fabricated, you can return to our practice in Cedar City for placement. Dr. Tavoian 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.

How Long Do Veneers Last?

Once your veneers have been bonded in place, they can last for 10 to 15 years with proper care. Here are some tips to prolong the lifespan of your veneers:

Brushing

Brush your teeth and veneers with a gentle, non-abrasive toothpaste using a soft-bristled toothbrush. Gel toothpastes are typically ideal, while whitening toothpastes tend to be harsher. It is also important to use a light touch when brushing the teeth. This will prevent premature damage to your veneers.

Flossing

Patients should floss at least once a day to keep the underlying teeth healthy and prevent cavities and gum disease. If oral health problems affect a tooth with veneers, the veneer will need to be removed to address the problem.

Avoid Bad Habits

Using your teeth as tools, biting your fingernails, and chronic teeth grinding can gradually damage your veneers or cause them to become dislodged. Take care of your veneers and teeth to make them last as long as possible.

"Dr. Brian Tavoian is the best dentist I've ever gone to. He is honest and is kind to his patients and his staff is amazing and very friendly. I travel 3 hrs just to get my dental work done by him and his staff. I'll never go anywhere else as long as he is still working!" Jen Richards - 5-Star Review
Dr. Brian Tavoian

Brian K. Tavoian, DDS, PC

Dr. Brian Tavoian, also known as the Smile Doctor, has been providing exceptional dental care to families in Cedar City, UT, since 1992. Our patients recommend us because of our:

  • Flexible financing options
  • Comfortable sedation
  • State-of-the-art technology

To request an appointment, please contact us online or call (435) 586-0123.

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