Candidates for Porcelain Veneers

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

Everyone wants a perfect smile composed of straight, healthy teeth that are free from discoloration and unevenness. If you live in the Salt Lake City area and you’re hoping to rejuvenate your teeth with conservative adjustments, porcelain veneers might be right for you.

Salt Lake City dentist Dr. Keith Warr is recognized as a preferred dentist by the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies, using specialized techniques taught by LVI for customizing veneers to the unique qualities of each patient’s teeth. To find out more about this cosmetic dentistry procedure, please call Warr Dental at 801-355-5385 today to schedule an appointment.

What Can Porcelain Veneers Do?

Veneers are thin shells subtly bonded to the front of the teeth. Because of their unobtrusive shape and color matched to the tone of your natural teeth, porcelain veneers are a conservative option for improving the appearance of your smile without making drastic changes to structures within your mouth.

Porcelain veneers can correct cosmetic imperfections affecting your teeth like:

  • Stains
  • Chips, cracks, and other signs of wear
  • Unsightly spaces between teeth
  • Irregularly shaped teeth

Am I a Candidate for Porcelain Veneers?

Because each set of porcelain veneers is specially made to meet the specific needs of each patient’s smile goals, Dr. Warr will perform a full examination of your teeth to determine the suitability of this procedure. Key qualities of an ideal porcelain veneers candidate include:

  • Good overall oral health, with no signs of tooth decay or gum disease
  • Not habitually grinding your teeth or clenching your jaw muscles
  • A properly aligned bite
  • Reasonable expectations about what porcelain veneers can achieve

In addition to the above factors, another important element of the oral health necessary for receiving porcelain veneers is sufficient tooth enamel to support the veneers. Before bonding the covering to your tooth, Dr. Warr has to prepare the tooth by removing approximately one millimeter of enamel to create a suitable surface for the veneer.

Though preparation is non-invasive and causes little to no discomfort, some patients might be concerned about altering the structure of their natural teeth. If you have insufficient tooth enamel or other oral health issues that could make porcelain veneers unsuitable, Dr. Warr can recommend alternative cosmetic dentistry treatments.

To find out more about the suitability of porcelain veneers to make your smile more beautiful, please call Warr Dental at 801-355-5385 today to schedule your free initial consultation. Dr. Warr is pleased to see patients in or around the Salt Lake City area.