What Dental Veneers Can Do For You

Did you know that smiling is good for your health? It can actually lower your blood pressure, stress levels, and even strengthen your immune system. However, if you are self conscious of your smile, smiling is probably the last thing you feel like doing. If you want to improve your smile without expensive or invasive dental procedures, dental veneers might be the perfect solution for you.


Dental veneers are a simple option when it comes to improving one’s smile. Veneers are thin coverings that are placed over the front part of the tooth and are extremely durable, and long-lasting. They can provide an immediate change to your smile and should be treated and cared for just like your existing teeth. Veneers are the perfect natural looking solution for a number of cosmetic issues, including:

  • Discoloration that can’t be whitened with bleaching treatments.
  • Uneven or misaligned teeth.
  • Uneven spacing or a large gap between the front teeth.
  • Broken of chipped teeth.
  • Worn teeth from tooth grinding (bruxism).

Dental veneers are a cosmetic wonder because they can immediately change the length, size, shape, and color of your teeth. Veneers are made of either porcelain or composite resin material. Your dentist will help you choose the material that is best for you, since each type has its own benefits. 



There are not many situations in which a patient wouldn’t be a good candidate for veneers. Adult patients of all ages would be eligible for veneers, provided the existing tooth that is damaged has enough surface space to adhere the veneer to. In the case you have a broken tooth close to the gumline, you may not be eligible for veneers. At that point, a dental bridge or implant may be considered once the damaged tooth is removed. There are a few other things to consider when deciding if dental veneers are right for you:

  • Your teeth and gums must be healthy before you get veneers. Gum disease or tooth decay will need to be treated before your veneers are placed.
  • Veneers are not always a good fit for patients who grind or clench their teeth, because the thin veneers may break or chip. Your dentist may suggest wearing a night guard while sleeping to protect your teeth/veneers.
  • Although your dentist will remove as little tooth enamel as possible, the process is permanent once the enamel is removed to prepare for veneers.
  • In the case your veneers become loose over time, new ones might be needed.
  • As with all your dental care, you will want to discuss all your treatment options and expectations regarding dental veneers with your dentist.
  • Once your veneers are placed, regular dental visits are still needed to keep your teeth and gums healthy.


  • Because veneers can chip or break under pressure, you will want to avoid chewing on hard objects, such as your nails, pencils or ice.
  • Be sure to let your dentist know if your bite doesn’t feel right after the veneer has been placed. However, keep in mind it could take a few days to get used to the feel of your veneers. 
  • It’s important to keep your teeth and gums clean since you can still get cavities under or around veneers. For the best dental care, you will want to continue brushing and flossing every day. 


Whether you have questions about cosmetic dentistry, dental veneers, or our other treatments, don’t hesitate to contact our magna, UT dental office. Our staff is ready to address any concerns or help you set up an appointment. Give us a call in Magna, UT today to learn more about dental veneers or to schedule your initial consultation. We proudly serve Magna, West Valley and our greater Salt Lake area! We can’t wait to see your new and improved smile!