Cosmetic dentist in Cedar Hills, UT creates stunning smiles with veneers
Some of the most beautiful smiles you see in Cedar Hill, UT have had help from Dr. Brian Isaacson. He applies technical precision, natural artistry, and more than 15 years of experience to the design of porcelain veneers.
Veneers are a two-visit procedure in Cedar Hills, UT
A dental veneer is a thin shell of lustrous porcelain. It is meticulously shaped to fit over the front surface of a tooth, altering its appearance. A single tooth may be veneered, but more commonly the upper front four, six, or eight that are most visible are treated.
The process begins with an unhurried consultation where you discuss with Dr. Isaacson what you would like to change about your smile. If oral problems such as tooth decay or gum disease are present, they must be addressed first.
An often-overlooked step in the process is consideration of the position of teeth prior to preparation for veneers. Dr. Isaacson makes a careful evaluation of this aspect so you get exactly the results you want. To further ensure your satisfaction, he can create a model of your teeth prior to cosmetic treatment, using it to create temporary veneers. You get to wear them, “test driving” your new smile to be sure you like what you see. Then veneers treatment is scheduled.
At the initial visit, teeth are prepared. A thin layer of enamel is removed, so that veneers will look natural and not create a ledge at the gum line. In some case where ultra-thin veneers are appropriate, minimal preparation is needed. Digital impressions are created using a small scanning wand. Impressions and shading instructions are sent to a dental lab, where veneers are fabricated with a ceramic layering process. It results in veneers that are very strong, have the sheen of natural enamel, yet resist staining. Meanwhile, teeth may be protected with temporary veneers.
You return to Cedar Hills Family Dentistry in about two weeks. Temporaries are removed. The doctor carefully checks the fit of each veneer, making minute adjustments as needed. Then veneers are bonded into place and polished to gleaming perfection.
When veneers are a good choice
- Deep stains (such as from medication) that don’t respond to professional bleaching.
- Minor chips, fractures, pits, or bumps in enamel.
- Teeth with unusual shape or size.
- Worn down teeth – although a nightguard is recommended to safeguard veneers if you grind or clench.
- An off-center midline.
- Gaps between teeth or spacing issues.
- Minor misalignment.
Learn more about transforming your smile in two dental visits. Call (801)-890-3522 to schedule a veneers consultation with Dr. Isaacson in Cedar Hills, UT.