Veneers are a popular and effective option for treating multiple dental problems at once. These thin, porcelain shells look like natural teeth and are used to cover and correct cosmetic flaws, like stains, chips, gaps, and unevenly shaped teeth.
What Types of Veneers Do We Offer?
If you are unhappy with the appearance of your teeth, consult with one of our dentists to find out if veneers are a good option for you. Here at Matthews Smiles in Provo, UT, we offer two types of veneers, including:
- Traditional veneers. This is the most durable type and requires us to remove a small amount of your tooth’s enamel in order to help the veneer adhere to your teeth.
- No-prep veneers. With this type, you get to retain all of your enamel, but the veneers are sheer and don’t last as long.
If you have severely stained, misaligned, or damaged teeth, traditional veneers are likely the better option for you. But if your teeth have only minor flaws, no-prep veneers may work for you and have the advantage of being reversible.
What Should You Expect?
Many of our patients are amazed at the difference veneers make to their smile. If you’re interested in getting veneers, here’s what you can expect from the treatment process.
First, one of our dentists will assess your mouth and consult with you to determine what type of veneers will work best in your situation. Then we will make impressions of your teeth, which we’ll use to create custom veneers for you. This process typically takes 10 to 14 days.
While you wait for your custom veneers to be created, we’ll supply you with temporary versions. Once your new veneers are ready, we’ll bond them to your teeth, and you won’t have to replace them for about 10 to 15 years, provided that you take good care of them.
If you’d like to learn more about what veneers can do for your smile, call 801-377-9600 to schedule an appointment at our dental office in Provo, UT.