Porcelain veneers have become a widely used cosmetic dentistry treatment for a variety of dental problems, made popular by television shows like Extreme Makeover. They are 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.
What Are Porcelain Veneers?
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. Cosmetic dentist Dr. Keith Warr matches the porcelain 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 the 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 allows you to communicate your expectations even further, thus reducing any confusion on what you want the 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.
Why Choose Warr Dental for Your Dental Veneers
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.
If you are interested in dental veneers and live in the Salt Lake City, West Valley City, Draper or other areas of Utah, please contact experienced cosmetic dentist Dr. Keith Warr by calling 801-355-5385 to set up a free consultation today.