Porcelain Veneers

If you are looking to improve your smile, you have plenty of options. This may even depend on the condition that your teeth are in. Gentle Dental Arts is your dentist in Orem, UT knows that you have options that are available. One of them are porcelain veneers.

If your goal is a beautiful smile that you can confidently show off, porcelain veneers may be the best option for you. We’ll talk about what porcelain veneers are and why they might be the best choice. We’ll also talk about how veneers work so you can get a good idea of what to expect if and when you have them placed.

If you believe you are a candidate, it’s important that you set up a consultation appointment to make sure if veneers are right for you. Let’s dive right in and give you the basic idea of what veneers are.

What are porcelain veneers?

Porcelain veneers are thin-shelled and made from porcelain. They are designed to provide a custom fit on your teeth. They are colored to match your regular teeth, so it doesn’t look out of place or discolored compared to the rest of the teeth in your mouth.

With porcelain veneers, you get the best type available. To find out why, keep reading.

The benefits of porcelain veneers

One of the best benefits is that these veneers are hard to stain. This means you won’t have to worry about discoloring them, especially if you are enjoying coffee or tea.

Veneers can also cover up any cracks, discoloration, or chips to your existing teeth. That’s why veneers are always the best choice when it comes to cosmetic dentistry. Gentle Dental Arts provides cosmetic dentistry in Orem, UT so you have the most beautiful smile you can get.

When porcelain veneers are placed, they don’t require a lot of enamel removal. A thin layer will be removed and that will be enough to place the veneer shell in place. Because it is non-invasive, there is no need for anesthesia when the process happens.

Porcelain veneers will give you that natural look and feel. This is what makes them one of the more popular choices for our patients improving their smile. A natural look and feel can lead to this next benefit, increased confidence.

That’s right, with an improved smile you get increased confidence. You’ll have a smile that you will be proud to show off. Because they are low maintenance, you’ll be able to clean them regularly and not worry about ruining it.

Porcelain veneers can also last you several years. On average, you can expect them to last anywhere from 10 to 20 years. If you fail to properly take care of them, you make expect the life span of these veneers to be shorter than expected.

The Process

If you are looking to get a beautiful smile with porcelain veneers, it starts with a consultation. You make an appointment with Gentle Dental Arts for a consultation. We’ll give you an initial examination and make the determination of whether or not you are a candidate for veneers.

What makes me a candidate for veneers?

There are various situations where you could be a candidate for veneers. They include but are not limited to the following:

  • If you have discolored or stained teeth
  • Correction of stained teeth due to past tooth decay
  • Minor imperfections such as cracks, chips, or misshaped teeth
  • If you are in good oral health
  • Sufficient tooth enamel for the minimal removal procedure
  • Straight or slightly crooked teeth
  • Practice dental hygiene regularly
  • If you do not grind your teeth at night

If the following above applies to you, there is a good chance that you may be a good candidate for veneers. But what if you are not a candidate for veneers? Keep reading to see if you may be in a situation where veneers are not possible.

What doesn’t make me a good candidate?

If you don’t think you are a good candidate for veneers, not all hope is lost. Gentle Dental Arts is your dentist in Orem, UT that will have all the options to improve your smile for the better. You may not be a candidate for veneers if:

  • You have a habit or grinding or clenching your teeth at night
  • You may not have enough enamel to support a veneer
  • Your teeth may be severely decayed or damaged
  • If you are missing teeth

These are just a few examples of what may disqualify you as a candidate for veneers. While a consultation appointment will determine this, we’ll provide you with alternative options. Because we know that you want an improved smile.

What is the estimated cost for porcelain veneers?

It may depend on the situation. You may need veneers for one or multiple teeth. Your average costs could range anywhere from $900 to $2500. The average cost per tooth may depend on the dentistry.

The cost may also be high because it includes multiple visits to the dental office during the process. It will take no more than two visits. Keep in mind that since veneers are more of a cosmetic option, it may not be covered under your current insurance plan. So, it is important that you check your policy before you schedule an appointment for porcelain veneers.

Porcelain veneers bring you a beautiful smile

The beauty of porcelain veneers is undeniable. Not only will it give you a natural look and feel, but it will give your smile that million dollar look. Especially when your regular teeth may be stained, discolored, or misshapen.

A beautiful smile is just a consultation appointment away. And porcelain veneers may be the best option for you.

If you believe you are a candidate for porcelain veneers, now is the time for you to make an appointment. To set up your consultation, contact Gentle Dental Arts to set up an appointment. Call us at our Orem, Ut office during regular hours at 801-224-1117.