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How Veneers Work to Give You a Brighter Smile

Despite what Hollywood celebrities would have you believe, perfect teeth are rare. Most smiles have at least one or two cosmetic issues, and some have several. 

Since studies show that your smile can affect your personal relationships and your professional success, making sure your smile is bright and healthy should be atop your priority list.

There’s a permanent treatment that can solve several problems at once — dental veneers. 

Here at Back of the Wasatch Family and Cosmetic Dentistry in Heber City, Utah, Dr. Reed Lobrot and our team of experts have extensive experience correcting and perfecting smiles with porcelain veneers. Whether you’re dealing with a single problem tooth or several, here’s how veneers can help.

What problems can veneers fix?

You know that braces can straighten your teeth, and that fillings repair cavities, but what can veneers do for you? Glad you asked, because veneers are dental superheroes, ready to address a long list of common complaints.

Chipped or cracked teeth

Any time there’s a breach in the hard outer shell of your teeth (the enamel), it leaves your teeth vulnerable to bacteria. That’s why you should never ignore broken, chipped, or cracked teeth. 

We can repair these problems with veneers — wafer-thin tooth-shaped shells that we permanently apply to the front of your teeth.

Not only do veneers cover the unsightly damage, they also prevent tooth decay and add an extra layer of strength and protection.

Gapped and crooked teeth

Some people love the gaps in their teeth and consider them part of their signature look. But if you prefer a tighter fit, there’s a way to close the space without braces. We can order veneers that are slightly wider than your natural teeth so the gap disappears.

Crooked teeth are another cosmetic problem, and they can also make your oral hygiene routine a nightmare. While severely misaligned teeth need orthodontic treatment, we can correct a single twisted or crooked tooth with a veneer. 

Misshapen teeth

Although most permanent teeth are relatively the same size, some people end up with one tooth that looks like a baby tooth or that grows in with an odd shape or angle. This is where veneers shine. We design your veneers to give your smile a uniform look that hides the flaws you were born with. 


Coffee, red wine, berries, sodas, tobacco — these can all stain your teeth and leave you with a dingy smile. We offer professional teeth whitening to erase years of built-up stains, but not all types of stains respond to this treatment. 

Grinding your teeth can wear away the protective enamel and allow the brownish dentin below to show through. Certain medications can cause your teeth to turn gray. And decay can also cause discoloration from the inside out. 

In these cases, veneers are the best solution.

A gummy smile

If you have a gummy smile, meaning your gums are more prominent than your teeth, veneers can change the ratio and give your smile a better proportion. 

The benefits of dental veneers 

If dental veneers are right for you, we think you’ll be pleased with these key advantages:

  • They look natural and match your real teeth
  • They’re easy to maintain; just brush and floss as usual
  • They’re easy to get; two quick appointments and you’re done

To find out if veneers can fix the issues that are ruining your smile, schedule an appointment at Back of the Wasatch Family and Cosmetic Dentistry in the District at Valley Station by calling our friendly staff or booking online today. Your new smile can be ready after just two visits.