There are a lot of reasons why you might be considering veneers. Maybe you chipped a tooth and are tired of patching it. Perhaps your teeth have discolored and whitening is not helping get them where you want them. You may not be happy with the appearance of your smile and are looking for a long-lasting solution that won’t require extended treatment time. Whatever the reason, porcelain veneers may be just what you’re looking for.

What is a veneer?

So what is a veneer? A veneer is an addition to your tooth to improve its shape and color. Veneers can be done in several ways, but the longest-lasting option is a porcelain veneer. We slightly reshape your tooth to allow space for strong, beatiful porcelain to improve your smile. Porcelain does not stain as filling material does over time, so you don’t have to worry about your new beautiful smile. Properly done and cared for, veneers can last 20 years or more.

How do I care for my veneer?

What do you need to be careful of with your veneers? Hard or sticky foods can compromise your veneers and cause them to chip or debond. You should never use your veneered teeth (or teeth in general, for that matter) to tear fishing line or as a tool to open something. You’ll probably even want to be wary of biting into something as common as a carrot or apple without first cutting them up, just to be safe. If you have a habit of grinding or clenching your teeth at night, we’ll want to make you a custom nightguard. We can discuss all the precautions you’ll want to take to make sure you protect the investment you made in your mouth. Call us today at 435-753-4400 and we'll help you decide what is best for you and your smile.