Porcelain Veneers Bountiful, UT

Are you unhappy with your smile because of crooked or uneven teeth? 

As a cosmetic dentist, Dr. Larsen is happy to provide porcelain veneers in Bountiful, UT as a part of our offerings for cosmetic dentistry. Porcelain veneers are thin shells made of high-quality ceramic material. They are bonded to one or more teeth to conceal imperfections such as cracks, chips, intrinsic discoloration, and minor gaps. Patients love our porcelain veneers because they are a permanent solution for those who want to conceal blemishes or makeover their smiles.

Porcelain Veneers in Bountiful, UT

Porcelain Veneers in Bountiful, UT

Porcelain veneers have changed the face of cosmetic dentistry. Patients who want to hide any type of defect with their teeth can now do so. Dr Larsen can custom design a completely new smile for you using dental veneers. They will blend in seamlessly with your smile. Unlike dental crowns which cover the entire tooth, a tooth veneer will cover the front of your tooth requiring less prep work.

What Problems Will Porcelain Veneers Fix?

As a versatile cosmetic dentistry treatment, porcelain veneers can address many dental issues. Dr. Larsen will evaluate your teeth to determine if they are an appropriate treatment for you and your cosmetic goals. We use dental veneers to treat:

  • Stained or Discolored Teeth
  • Chipped or Cracked Teeth
  • Misaligned Teeth
  • Uneven or Irregularly Shaped Teeth
  • Worn Down Teeth
  • Minor Orthodontic Issues
  • Gaps Between Teeth
  • Teeth with Pitting or Grooves

The Porcelain Veneer Process

The process to get porcelain veneers in Greenville, TX will require several appointments with Dr. Larsen. You should expect the entire process to take about a month. Including a consultation, the process involves three visits to our dental practice.

During your consultation, Dr. Larsen will determine if you are a good candidate for porcelain veneers by examining teeth, gums, and jaw. You must be free of any oral health issues such as tooth decay and gum disease. If your smile is healthy enough, we will begin creating a treatment plan and explain what to expect at your next appointments. Dr. Larsen will also create wax mock-ups so you can preview the results of your treatment.

Dr. Larsen will start the next appointment by preparing your teeth. He will use local anesthetic for your comfort before removing a small amount of enamel from the front of your tooth’s surface. Doing this creates space for the tooth veneer and ensures a natural fit. He will repeat this for each tooth receiving a dental veneer.

Once Dr. Larsen prepares your teeth, the next step is to take dental impressions. Our office will send these to the dental laboratory where they will fabricate your custom porcelain veneers. That process takes about two weeks, and they will ship them back to us for placement. While you wait for your permanent veneers, Dr. Larsen will place temporary veneers on your teeth for aesthetics and to protect your teeth.

During your last appointment, Dr. Larsen will bond the custom-made porcelain veneers to your teeth with a strong adhesive. He will ensure that they fit properly, the color matches and your bite is in alignment. If adjustments are necessary, he will make them before polishing your new teeth. Porcelain veneers are considered a permanent restoration due to the amount of tooth structure that has to be removed for a secure fit.

The Benefits of Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers offer several advantages making them a popular cosmetic dentistry solution. We can make subtle or dramatic changes to the appearance of your teeth. These benefits include:

  • Improved appearance of your teeth
  • Can last for many years due to their durability
  • Easy to maintain; simply continue with your regular oral hygiene routine
  • Can address many cosmetic dental issues
  • Minimally invasive procedure only requiring a small amount of prep work
  • Porcelain mimics the look and shine of natural dental enamel

Porcelain Veneers FAQs

Here are some frequently asked questions about our porcelain veneer treatment:

How many porcelain veneers will I need?

This is entirely up to you. Dr. Larsen will consult with you on the current condition of your smile and point out any teeth that are detracting from those surrounding it. You can get anywhere from one porcelain veneer to a full mouth of porcelain veneers depending on your aesthetic goals and budget.

Do porcelain veneers require any extra care?

No, porcelain veneers do not require any extra care from your natural teeth. You can brush and floss them regularly just like you do with the rest of your teeth. With good oral hygiene, your veneers should last you for several years without needing a replacement.

What happens if one of my porcelain veneers falls off?

If a porcelain veneer falls off of your teeth, try to recover the veneer. Then, call Larsen Family Dental as soon as possible so we can schedule for an appointment. Dr. Larsen will examine the veneer for damage and determine if it can be reattached or not. If not, our labs will create another veneer for you to replace the one you lost.

How long do porcelain veneers last?

Porcelain veneers are considered a permanent restoration. They can last anywhere from 10 to 30 years. Their longevity depends on how well you take care of the restoration. They’re durable, but they are still made of porcelain and can break under extreme pressure.

What happens to my teeth under the veneers?

Your teeth will still be normal, just like they would be without the veneers. You aren’t immune to cavities or plaque and tartar buildup because of the porcelain veneers. This is why it’s crucial to make sure you keep up with a normal oral healthcare routine of brushing, flossing, and visiting the dentist regularly.

Does getting porcelain veneers hurt?

No, the process shouldn’t hurt you. You may experience some sensitivity at the beginning due to the tooth structure that’s removed to fit the veneers. This should dissipate after 1-2 weeks.

Can I whiten my porcelain veneers?

No, traditional whitening techniques don’t work for veneers. While the material is stain-resistant, it can still experience staining from things like tobacco or coffee. Try to prevent consuming these regularly to keep your veneers stain-free.

Do porcelain veneers feel like natural teeth?

Once your porcelain veneers are in place, they will feel very similar to your natural teeth. We will custom-make to fit over your existing teeth. However, there may be a short adjustment period. This is typically not an issue for most patients. Porcelain is similar to natural tooth enamel texture, smoothness, and appearance.

Can porcelain veneers break?

Yes, even though porcelain is a very strong material, it is possible for it to break under the right pressure. For most patients, their dental veneers last for many years. However, we suggest that you avoid biting down on hard objects, protect your teeth with a mouthguard if grind your teeth, wear a mouthguard if you play sports, and never use your teeth as tools.

Transform Your Smile With Porcelain Veneers in Bountiful, UT

Dr. Larsen offers porcelain veneers in Bountiful, UT to transform smiles and improve the confidence of his patients. The first step to learning more about this cosmetic dentistry treatment is easy. If you are interested in seeing how dental veneers can transform your smile, schedule an appointment with Dr. Larsen today for a consultation today.