Restoring, enhancing, and celebrating the natural beauty of your smile … with porcelain dental veneers!
Living in St. George and making the most of southwestern Utah, we all know a thing or two about natural beauty – we are surrounded by it! Canyon Crossing Dental is, furthermore, well-versed in bringing out the beautiful best in your smile. Led by an experienced dentist, Dr. Susan Baker, our team in St. George enhances your smile in a way that naturally complements your facial features. Porcelain dental veneers represent one of the most popular methods to celebrate, restore, and reveal your smile’s natural beauty.
Veneers are thin handcrafted porcelain shields worn on the front of the tooth which improve the appearance of teeth that are chipped, cracked, stained or worn. Veneers are thin as contact lenses, and are an aesthetically pleasing option of closing gaps, lengthening teeth, and providing symmetry to make your smile more natural. Veneers are intended to last for many years without changing color. They are one of the most popular cosmetic procedures in dentistry. Ask your dentist if veneers may be right for you.
Basics about veneers (and why they are so popular!)
Veneers in dentistry refer to dental materials that are prepared and applied to the front surfaces of teeth with cosmetic imperfections. Porcelain is a coveted material for veneers. This dental ceramic resists stains well. It reflects light like natural tooth enamel. So, in the hands of a skilled dentist, porcelain does not look “fake” or “plastic.” Furthermore, with good care, porcelain veneers can last a long time. This material is both durable and pleasing to the eye.
Are veneers in your future?
Let’s find out! First, schedule a consultation with Dr. Baker. She will examine your teeth, gums, and mouth. Be prepared to discuss what you don’t like about your teeth and your overall “smile goals.” She needs to confirm that your mouth is healthy. She also needs to ensure that your goals align with the veneers treatment.
Conditions that may be treated with veneers include:
- Stubborn stains and discoloration
- Chipped teeth
- Small cracks
- Gaps between teeth
- Other spacing issues (that do not require orthodontic treatment)
- Misshapen teeth
- Irregularly-sized teeth
- Wear and tear
The teeth that require treatment are slightly reduced. This step ensures that the veneer fits well. Impressions or scans of the teeth to be treated are taken. This information is then used to make your veneers. Once the veneers have been made, they are applied to the teeth. Advanced bonding agents are used to fix each veneer to the natural tooth securely. Optimal bonds between veneers and teeth also support the long-term strength of the treated tooth structure.
Start the process today!
During your consultation, Dr. Baker may also discuss treatment alternatives with you. For instance, “indirect veneers” (or “dental bonding”) are made from composite resin. This tooth-like material is applied directly to the teeth by our dentist. She then uses her expertise to shape the resin in a way that naturally disguises the gaps, chips, and other aesthetic concerns.
Call Canyon Crossing Dental at (435) 344-4445 to find out more about your options. We look forward to meeting you!