Porcelain veneers have become a widely used cosmetic dentistry treatment for a variety of dental problems, made popular by television shows like Extreme Makeover.
Porcelain veneers are a good way to fix minor imperfections on the teeth that are most visible when you speak or smile. This is one of the most popular cosmetic dental procedures because of the versatility and benefits of porcelain veneers.
Porcelain veneers are wafer-thin coverings that are bonded to the front of your teeth. The result is a natural appearance and one that is subtle enough that very few people will be able to notice. Some of the most common defects porcelain veneers can fix include:
- Worn down teeth
- Slightly crooked teeth
Several porcelain veneers can strengthen and straighten your teeth once they are permanently bonded, especially if used in addition to dental crowns. Salt Lake City, Utah cosmetic dentist Dr. Warr matches porcelain veneers to your natural tooth color and translucence.
Porcelain Veneer Procedure
This procedure is performed in two visits. In order to get your porcelain veneers to fit on your teeth correctly, a very small portion of the surface of the tooth is removed. An impression of your teeth is made and temporary veneers are applied. The impressions are created in a lab and then fitted to your teeth during a second visit. They are not bonded until we are satisfied that they fit correctly and you are comfortable with them. This entire process is relatively painless and non-invasive.
Dr Warr uses specific techniques taught by the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies to customize his veneers to each individual patient. Dr. Warr and his staff spend time evaluating needs and desires of each patient and through the use of custom temporary veneers the patient has the opportunity to give the veneers a "trial run". The use of custom temporaries allow the patient to communicate even further their expectations and thus reducing any confusion on what the patient would want the end result to be. This is a process that fits your unique teeth and addresses your individual needs. The result is a beautiful, natural looking smile that you can be proud of.
Dr. Warr uses only the highest quality materials to create your porcelain veneers. In some cases patients can enjoy subtler correction with ultra-thin veneers called Lumineers. Dr. Warr has done extensive research to partner with some of the most artistic laboratories in the country. When you have your smile designed at Warr Dental you can be assured that the final result will be the best that dentistry has to offer.