Are Porcelain Veneers Right for Me?

Cosmetic & Family Dentist Serving Salt Lake City, West Valley City, Draper & Nearby Utah

Posted: April 19, 2016

A South Jordan, UT man flashes his new porcelain veneersPorcelain veneers have become one of South Jordan’s most commonly requested cosmetic dental treatments, and for good reason. They are a remarkably versatile solution for almost anyone suffering from near-perfect to imperfect teeth.

Porcelain veneers provide many benefits to patients of all ages, genders and lifestyles. They can conceal several types of cosmetic flaws that affect the size, shape and shade of a patients smile. They are commonly used to address teeth that are stained, chipped, gapped, crooked or misshapen.

Although porcelain veneers can help with a number of common cosmetic dental issues, they are not always appropriate in every situation. The ideal candidate for porcelain veneers:

  • Has sufficient tooth enamel. Veneers require an adequate amount of tooth enamel in order to properly adhere to the surface of your teeth.
  • Does not have destructive dental habits, such as biting nails or grinding teeth. If you grind your teeth, you may need to wear a night guard to protect your veneers from excessive stress. Bad habits like crunching ice and opening stubborn packages with your teeth can impair the longevity of your veneers.
  • Has generally healthy teeth and gum tissue. Patients with periodontal (gum) disease or badly broken or decayed teeth are advised to alternative treatment to porcelain veneers.
  • Does not suffer from severely misaligned teeth. Veneers are ideal for smiles that suffer from slight to moderate cosmetic issues. If your smile has more serious issues, Dr. Warr will recommend appropriate solutions for your situation.

Do you think you may be a good candidate for porcelain veneers in the South Jordan area? Contact Warr Dental today to schedule an appointment and find out if veneers are right for you. Consultations with our experienced cosmetic dentist, Dr. Kieth Warr, can be made by completing the form on this page or calling (801) 216-3713. Our Salt Lake City office welcomes patients from Midvale, West Jordan and throughout Utah.