We all have seen friends, family or even celebrities whose teeth just don’t look natural (they look fake, too bulky or too big for their face and smile). Choosing a skillful and talented Utah cosmetic dentist ensures that your porcelain veneers and cosmetic dental treatment will look and feel amazing, and most importantly, look natural in the end.
Take a look at our smile gallery page to see some of Dr. Pessoa’s dental porcelain veneer cases.
What are Dental Porcelain Veneers?
Porcelain veneers are a thin, semi-translucent laminate permanently bonded to your teeth. While they’re not suitable for every patient, porcelain veneers are the most esthetic alternative for a variety of dental conditions involving the front teeth, including:
-Diastemas (spaces between teeth)
-Broken or chipped teeth
-Unsightly, stained or washed out fillings
-Permanently stained or discolored teeth that can’t be bleached
Just like any other cosmetic dental procedure, “a veneer is not a veneer” anywhere you have them done. The correct planning and execution of the plan is essential for your cosmetic procedure to result in a natural look vs a fake-bulky look in the end.
Utah Cosmetic Dentist, Dr. Fernando Pessoa, offers beautifully crafted and placed porcelain veneers to patients from the Draper area and throughout Salt Lake City at Draper Smiles.
The Benefits of Veneers
Since veneers are individually sculpted for each patient, it is nearly impossible to tell the difference between a veneer and a natural tooth. Unlike natural teeth, custom-made veneers resist coffee and tea stains, and cigarette smoke because they are made of high-tech materials.
With veneers—as opposed to dental crowns—your natural teeth remain largely intact with only a minimal amount being altered to fit the veneer.
For teeth that are not able to whiten after a certain point, veneers can make even the darkest teeth appear bright white if that’s your desire. Dr. Pessoa, your Utah cosmetic dentist, is known not only for giving patients a beautiful smile but more importantly, a natural smile! And the best way for some patients to achieve their dream smile is with dental porcelain veneers.
Maintenance and Longevity of a Porcelain Veneer
How long do dental veneers last?
Maintaining porcelain veneers is actually quite simple: Treat them as you would your original teeth, with routine brushing and flossing. Using non-abrasive fluoride toothpaste (no-whitening toothpaste) will typically be suggested by your dental professional.
One week after your veneers are placed, you will be asked to return to the office for a follow-up visit and evaluation so the dentist can check for any potential future issues. Even if you feel the veneers are a success, this appointment is vital to your future oral health.
You should also schedule with the Draper Smiles team for regular professional maintenance because porcelain veneers should be polished with a specially formulated, non-abrasive paste, and because your dentist needs to inspect your dentistry for any sign of potential failure, as he will do any of your teeth.