Dental Veneers are thin pieces of porcelain bonded to the front of the tooth to improve its size, shape, length and color. They are most often used to correct gaps between teeth and to fix minor bite related issues and fractures, or to cover up teeth that are discolored. Torghele Dentistry offers custom veneer treatments to our patients in the Ogden area.
Planning, Preparation & Bonding
To determine if veneers are right for you, Dr. Jeffrey Torghele will do a consultation and in some cases take additional x-rays or impressions.
To make room for the veneer, Dr. Jeff will prepare the tooth/teeth and remove about 1/2 millimeter of enamel. The next step is to take an impression to send to the lab where they will fabricate your veneer; which usually takes about 2 weeks. In most cases, after the impression is taken, temporary veneers will be placed.
Before the veneer is bonded to the tooth, your dentist will try it on to check the fit and color. Some adjustments may be made before the cement is applied. Next the tooth will be cleaned, cement applied, cured and excess cement removed. Dr. Jeff will then check your bite and make any final adjustments that are needed.
Advantages and Disadvantages
Veneers can improve the appearance of your smile, but you should consider the permanency of the procedure. At Torghele Dentistry, we carefully educate our patients about every dental procedure.
- Porcelain veneers are stain resistant
- Natural looking
- Can help make dark teeth whiter
- Gum tissue can tolerate porcelain very well
- Strong, conservative alternate to a more extensive approach (crowns)
- Process is not reversible
- May not match other teeth exactly
- Can dislodge or fall off
- May not be for those that grind or clench their teeth
Call Your Ogden Dentist Today
Let us know if you have any additional questions about veneers or if you'd like to schedule a free consultation! Call Torghele Dentistry at 801-621-2703.