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If your smile suffers from chips or other visible imperfections, or if you have been struggling with staining issues on a regular basis, you should contact your dentist, Dr. Chad Ellis, to explore your options. One of the most effective cosmetic dentistry treatments used for improving a smile is to have dental veneers installed.

Dental veneers in Orem and Provo, Utah, are custom-shaped, thin, porcelain shells that are cemented onto the face of each imperfect tooth in your smile. The porcelain material can be shaded to look just like natural tooth enamel, and it will not be prone to deep stains in the future.

Dr. Chad Ellis will first want to examine each tooth in your smile and take a few X-rays to make sure all of your teeth have enough enamel to mount a veneer. If one or more teeth have insufficient enamel, he might recommend having that particular tooth restored by a porcelain dental crown.

Your dentist will make a detailed impression of your teeth. This will be sent to the dental lab where your porcelain dental veneers will be created.

When the dental veneers are ready, he will call you back in for a second appointment. A small amount of your enamel will be removed from each tooth before the corresponding veneer will be cemented into place.

If you have multiple smile imperfections, you should call The Smile Studio - Dr. Chad Ellis at 801-225-5594 to ask about dental veneers.