It’s easy to see why so many people love porcelain veneers, like those provided at Jordan Landing Smiles in West Jordan. They correct a multitude of flaws and deliver beautiful results.
A porcelain veneer is an extremely thin (about .5mm or 1/64 inch) shell that is permanently attached to the front of a tooth. They are custom made for each patient. Veneers cover chips, cracks, and stains. They can also improve the shape, size or length of a tooth.
While preparing a tooth for a veneer is less invasive than preparing a tooth for a crown, a thin layer of enamel must be removed to make room for the veneer. Thus, the tooth can never be restored to its original condition.
When performing the multi-step veneer procedure, we must consider the surrounding teeth, the patient’s bite, the gums, the health of the affected teeth, and the patient’s goals and expectations. Most smiles contain varying shades of tooth enamel – sometimes a considerable range – further complicating the color selection process.