Questions about Porcelain Veneers

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

What are porcelain veneers?

Porcelain veneers are very thin porcelain shells that fit over the front of your teeth to correct minor defects and create a beautiful, natural smile.

What cosmetic dental procedures can be performed with porcelain veneers?

There are several aesthetic imperfections that porcelain veneers can cover. The most common procedures veneers are used for include:

  • Chipped or cracked teeth
  • Unevenly spaced teeth
  • Crooked teeth
  • Stained teeth
  • Oddly shaped teeth

What is the porcelain veneers process?

Getting your porcelain veneers will take two office visits. The first office visit includes Dr. Warr shaving a very small amount of enamel off the front of the teeth that will receive the veneers. An impression of your teeth will be taken and you will be fitted with temporary veneers while your permanent ones are prepared in a lab. During your second visit, your porcelain veneers will be fitted to make sure they are comfortable and look good before being bonded to your teeth. This is a quick and painless procedure.

How long will my porcelain veneers last?

Dr. Warr uses high-quality porcelain in his veneers which are fabricated at some of the best laboratories in the country. Your veneers should last many years due to their quality and your oral hygiene habits. You should practice proper oral hygiene and undergo regular checkups to ensure your porcelain veneers maintain their beauty and their luster for years.

Am I a candidate for porcelain veneers?

Nearly everyone is a candidate for porcelain veneers if they are in need of rejuvenating their smile because of minor defects. If you have realistic expectations, are in good general oral health, and want to improve your appearance, you may be a candidate for porcelain veneers.

If you are interested in porcelain veneers or have other questions about them that aren't answered here, please contact the experienced cosmetic dental staff at Warr Dental at 801-355-5385 to schedule a free consultation. We serve the areas of Salt Lake City, Draper, and West Valley City, Utah.