Looking for a way to dramatically enhance the appearance of your teeth and transform your entire smile? Dr. Patrick Tanner is proud to offer elite cosmetic dentistry services including custom-made porcelain veneers a his South Ogden, Utah practice. Porcelain veneers are thin porcelain shells that cover the front surface of your teeth, instantly transforming your smile from ordinary to extraordinary.

Placing Porcelain Veneers

Older couple outdoorsDr. Tanner performs a thorough examination of each patient's mouth before installing porcelain veneers. During the exam, he will evaluate the condition of your teeth using various techniques and top-notch technology. For some people who have excess gum tissue, Dr. Tanner recommends a gum lift procedure before receiving porcelain veneers. Before creating your custom porcelain veneers, we make note of what you want to change about your smile.

Receiving porcelain veneers requires two visits. During your first visit we will prep your gums and teeth for the treatment. Dr. Tanner takes your existing features into account to create a seamless smile that complements your smile, as well as your entire face. A thin layer of your tooth enamel will be removed from your tooth's front surface to make room for the veneer. Next, Dr. Tanner will take a mold of your modified tooth, which will be sent to a lab to guide the creation of your veneer.

During your second appointment, Dr. Tanner will install the wafer-thin porcelain coverings by bonding them directly onto your teeth using a safe cement formula. Porcelain veneers are one of the most requested treatments at our South Ogden, Utah dental facility. They provide a beautiful, natural look, and immediately transform your smile.

Things to Think About…

Here are a few questions that you should ask yourself before consulting with your dentist about porcelain veneers if you have minor cosmetic imperfections:

  • Are your teeth cracked, chipped, broken, discolored, or worn down?
  • Are you unhappy with the size, shape, texture, or color of your teeth?
  • Are there gaps in between your teeth?
  • Is your smile misshaped or misaligned?

If you answered yes to any of those questions then porcelain veneers may be an ideal solution to your cosmetic needs. It is important to schedule a consultation with Dr. Tanner to discuss your long term and short term goals before seeking treatment.

Making Your Veneers Last

Although veneers are durable and repel stains, they may have to be replaced every few years. Practicing good oral hygiene is an essential element to making your porcelain veneers last. Dr. Tanner recommends his patients in Ogden, Utah schedule routine checkups, avoid eating and chewing hard objects, and stop using tobacco products. Grinding and clenching your teeth can damage veneers, so if you tension condition such as temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ), seeking treatment can protect your porcelain veneers.

Contact South Ogden Smiles

If you are interested in learning more about porcelain veneers, we encourage you to contact our South Ogden, Utah practice and make an appointment with Dr. Tanner. We will provide you with options that are safe, effective, and will change your life.