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Porcelain Veneers – Park City, UT

Perfect Smiles in Just Two Appointments

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Why Choose Park City Dentistry for Porcelain Veneers?

  • Able to Eliminate Multiple Flaws with 1 Treatment
  • Custom-Made for Each Patient
  • Designed to Look Great & Last a Lifetime

Cosmetic dentistry is transforming lives through complete smile makeovers, and porcelain veneers lead the list of aesthetic treatments as a wildly popular procedure. If you’re considering porcelain veneers for a new smile, read more about what to expect below:

The First Appointment

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You will need to schedule an hour or two for your initial appointment, and you may want to take photos or magazine clippings to show your dentist the kind of smile you prefer. After a thorough examination to assess your oral health and existing dentition, your dentist will discuss with you the kind of smile you envision. Be prepared to discuss the color and shape of your ideal smile at this appointment.

The dentist will take notes on the shade of your teeth, your facial features, and measurements of your face. He’ll consider your skin tone and facial symmetry when designing your veneers. If you have questions about your veneers or the procedure, your dentist should be happy to give comprehensive answers. You may want to ask to see his portfolio or inquire about digital imaging, which is software that manipulates a photo to predict what you will look like after your smile makeover.

Tooth Preparation

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Often during the first appointment, your dentist will gently buff your teeth to remove 1 to 2 mm of enamel in preparation for your new veneers. Tooth reduction will allow the veneers to lie flat, in line with surrounding teeth. Reshaping of teeth may also be required to create the look you want.

Your dentist will take an impression of your mouth to send to the lab. Before you leave the dental chair, temporary veneers will be placed. Your teeth may feel sensitive until the permanent veneers are placed.

Behind the Scenes

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After your first appointment, your dentist will order your veneers from a dental lab. A talented ceramist will handcraft the porcelain veneers from durable materials that look and function like natural dentition. The information your dentists provides the lab will ensure that you receive veneers that will create a smile that complements your appearance. The lab will ship your veneers to your dentist’s office.

Porcelain Veneer Placement

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Local anesthetic may be administered to ensure your complete comfort during veneer placement. Your dentist will remove the temporary veneers and check the fit of your permanent veneers. You can look at the shape, color, and fit before they are attached. If adjustments need to be made, you should tell your dentist at this time. Veneers cannot be altered once in place.

If all is well, your dentist will permanently bond the new veneers to the front surface of your teeth. First, he will apply a mild acidic solution to clean the surface of your teeth, then he will bond the veneers in place. A small light will cure the bonding material. The dentist will make sure that the veneers allow adequate flossing space.

Your New Smile

In as few as two dental visits, you can enjoy a completely new smile! If you’re considering a smile makeover, call us for a complimentary consultation. A few veneers may change your life.

Porcelain Veneers FAQs

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Dr. Cody Calderwood is an expert when it comes to cosmetic dentistry. His ability to transform smiles with a variety of treatment methods is just one of the many reasons patients recommend him. Whether it is covering unsightly imperfections or hiding that annoying gap in your smile, he and his team at Park City Dentistry can give you the smile of your dreams with porcelain veneers! If you are eager to learn more about this popular cosmetic service, we invite you to review the following list of frequently asked questions about porcelain veneers in Park City.

Are Porcelain Veneers Permanent?

You will be happy to know that porcelain veneers are, in fact, permanent! This is one of the reasons your teeth must be “prepped” prior to having your custom-made veneers placed. These ultra-thin tooth coverings can hide various cosmetic flaws, including cracks, chips, stains, gaps, and even “short” teeth. With proper care, your veneers can last a decade or longer before needing to be replaced. 

Will My Regular Teeth be Affected?

The short answer is yes, but they will only experience minimal altering. It is necessary for your cosmetic dentist in Park City to remove 1 to 2 mm of enamel from your teeth. This occurs during your first appointment, and depending on your specific needs, you may or may not require anesthesia or sedation. This allows the veneers to lie flat against your teeth. Should you desire a different look, it may require Dr. Calderwood to reshape your teeth to achieve the appropriate look.

Does it Hurt to Have Veneers Placed?

Prior to placing your new veneers, Dr. Calderwood will administer local anesthesia to make sure you are comfortable during your visit. It will be necessary for him to remove your temporary veneers before placing your permanent ones, but once they are in place, you will have a brand new smile! You might experience some sensitivity or gum tenderness after receiving your veneers, but over-the-counter pain reliever should help to reduce discomfort.

What Should I Do if a Veneer Comes Off?

Before you begin to panic, should a veneer come off at any point, make sure to call our office and alert us to the problem. If possible, retrieve the veneer and bring it with you to your appointment. Depending on the situation, we might be able to simply re-bond it to your natural tooth; however, if the veneer is broken, it will be necessary for us to have a new one created before replacing it.

It is important to remember that you should avoid hard candies or chewing on ice or items like pens or pencils, as these can damage your veneers and significantly decrease the lifespan of your new smile.

How Much Do Veneers Cost?

As you prepare to invest in your new smile, you’re probably wondering how much it will cost. Unfortunately, there isn’t a set price, but Dr. Calderwood will consider several different factors before providing a clear estimate during your initial consultation. Some of these factors include:

  • How many veneers you need to have placed
  • If you need any dental work prior to having your veneers placed
  • The material used
  • Anesthesia or sedation