The goal of porcelain veneers is to give you the appearance of straighter and whiter teeth. This is accomplished by bonding thin porcelain shells to the front of your teeth. This popular cosmetic dental procedure offers long-lasting results for many kinds of cosmetic dental issues.
Porcelain veneers correct minor dental imperfections, including:
- Worn down teeth
- Slightly crooked teeth
Veneers can be done as a stand-alone procedure or as part of a smile makeover. This in itself allows patients of Dr. Warr to decide on just how much of an aesthetic investment they want to make in their smile.
Specific Benefits of Porcelain Veneers
Given that porcelain veneers are used only on the front of teeth, specifically the ones that are most visible when you speak or smile, there are some specific benefits. These include:
- Natural appearance that matches your other teeth
- Resistant to future staining
- Protection from sensitivity
The ability to match the natural shade and translucence of your teeth gives porcelain veneers an edge over teeth that do not respond well to teeth whitening. Although teeth whitening may be beneficial for some patients, it can look artificial on others. Teeth whitening may also not help patients whose teeth have blotchy stains from certain medications or over-exposure to fluoride.
Using porcelain veneers to match the shade and color of your teeth can avoid any of these drawbacks that may occur with teeth whitening. Using high-quality porcelain allows Dr. Warr to give you beautiful, natural looking teeth.
Instant Orthodontics with Porcelain Veneers
Another unique advantage of porcelain veneers is for patients who want to straighten their teeth, but do not want braces. Using porcelain veneers to cover crooked or oddly spaced teeth to give them the appearance of being straightened. This process, referred to as instant orthodontics, takes weeks, compared to the years you would need to wear braces for the same results.
If you would like to learn more about the benefits of porcelain veneers, please contact the experienced cosmetic dental staff at Warr Dental by calling 801-355-5385 to schedule a free consultation. We serve the surrounding areas of Salt Lake City.