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When Teeth Whitening Doesn’t Work, Look To Dental Veneers! [BLOG]

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When time has done a number on the shape, color, and surface of your teeth, it can make for an unsightly smile that makes you unhappy.
But at Rod Gleave, DMD in Salt Lake City, you have hope!
That’s because we offer a variety of dental veneers to solve your smile problems so you’ll walk out of our office with a radically transformed, stunning smile you’ll love for many years to come.

Consider Dental Veneers To Brighten Your Smile

Teeth whitening treatment is incredibly powerful at the hands of a dental professional. But even then, there are some stains and discoloration issues that make a whitening system less effective.
In cases like this, we then turn to dental veneers.
Veneers come in various forms, but the overall method of beautification is the same. Veneers are custom designed to specifically fit over your teeth to hide various smile flaws, including discolored teeth.
Despite their wafer-thin composition, veneers are surprisingly sturdy so your damaged or stained teeth will stay nice and protected for many, many years.
Veneers also mask problems like:
-Gaps Between Teeth
-Minor Damage Like Chips & Cracks
-Ridges & Rough Edges On/Around Teeth
-Crooked Or Awkwardly-Shaped Teeth
While all types of dental veneers serve the same purpose, to give you a brighter, flawless smile, not all veneers are exactly the same. They’re made up of various materials and, thus, require slightly different preparation and placement.
Dr. Gleave offers various kinds of veneers, but here’s a look at the good and the not-so-good things about two of the most popular options in our Salt Lake City dental office.

The Good & Bad Of Traditional Porcelain Veneers

The Good…
We couldn’t count the number of patients who’ve relied on porcelain veneers to fix their smiles. The difference we see in a patient’s spirits when they see their new, beautiful smile is quite remarkable, and it’s thanks to porcelain veneers at the expert hands of our talented cosmetic dentists, Dr. Gleave.
Veneers crafted from fine porcelain are surprisingly strong, which means they can last a couple of decades in many cases. Also, with our intricate planning and advanced technology, you won’t have to guess what the end result will look like. You’ll have a chance to see your expected smile transformation during the design process, which will help you feel more confident about your choice.
The Not So Good…
Depending on your dental needs and smile goals, some of your tooth enamel may need to removed before your veneers are placed. This means the process from start to finish may take a bit longer than other types of veneers.
If you don’t want to wait that long or have to make multiple appointments during the process, you might want to talk to Dr. Gleave about faster options.

The Good & Bad Of Composite Veneers

The Good…
Just as stunning as porcelain, composite veneers are an effective smile solution for cosmetic problems with your teeth.
Composite veneers don’t require as lengthy a process as standard veneers. They also don’t often require as much modification to your tooth enamel during the placement process, which you may find more convenient.
The Not So Good…
Although composites are durable and transformative, they’re not as strong as the porcelain veneers. All that means is that they could be a bit more susceptible to cracks, chips, or other types of damage over the years.
Despite that, your composite veneers can still look amazing and keep your teeth protected with the proper care.

Schedule A Consultation!

In the hands of Dr. Gleave and our cosmetic team in Salt Lake City, you never have to worry about the fate of your smile. Our wide variety of restorative and cosmetic dental treatments give you many options for correcting problems with your teeth.
It doesn’t matter what led to the sad state of your smile. Dr. Gleave and our highly-experienced professionals have what it takes to find the right solutions to keep your smile safe, healthy,  and stunning!
The versatility of our dental veneers may be just what you need to feel confident about your smile everywhere you go for many years to come!
Find out which of our options in dental veneers are right for you. Call our Salt Lake City dental office at (801) 747-8531 or fill out our online form to book a consultation.
 

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