Porcelain veneers have recently increased in popularity, because they correct a number of dental imperfections. Just to name a few, chipped, broken, misaligned, or stained teeth are permanently altered with veneers. If you have an oddly shaped tooth that shows when you smile, a veneer could transform the look of your smile. Sometimes tooth enamel doesn’t respond to professional teeth whitening treatments. Veneers cover the entire front surface of such teeth, to give them a bright, uniform appearance. Another benefit is the treatment time. While orthodontics takes years, and whitening can take weeks, you can expect just two office visits for your veneer procedure. After the second visit, you’ll have a gorgeous, new smile to share with your world!
WHAT ARE PORCELAIN VENEERS?
Veneers are thin, handmade porcelain shells designed to cover the front surface of teeth that show when a person smiles. The restorations can be placed on one or many teeth, on the top, bottom, or both arches. The dentist will evaluate your smile to determine which teeth need veneers for the best results.
Each porcelain veneer is custom made at an off-site dental lab, from layered porcelain that creates a semi-translucent surface, much like natural tooth enamel. Veneers offer durable results that can last for two decades or more. After etching the surface of your teeth, the dentist will bond the veneers in place with permanent adhesive.
The dramatic results will give you the smile you’ve always wanted. Patients who have porcelain veneers report improved self-confidence and happiness with their appearance. If you want the perfect smile, but don’t want to wear braces or hassle with replacing bonding every five years, talk with us about porcelain veneers at your cosmetic dentistry consultation.
WHAT CAN VENEERS DO?
Porcelain veneers correct a variety of cosmetic flaws. They are often called “instant orthodontics” or “the instant smile makeover.” We place veneers to reshape teeth or make overlapping or widely spaced teeth appear more uniform. They can also lengthen a short tooth that stands out from the rest or make many short teeth appear larger and bolder, for a bigger smile.
We will match the shade of your veneers to your natural teeth. Some patients prefer to professionally whiten their teeth before getting veneers, to brighten the overall appearance of their smile. If you have a wide gap between your front teeth (called a diastema) that you simply can’t embrace, veneers can close the space.
Veneers can correct:
- Gaps and uneven spacing between teeth
- Chipped or broken teeth
- Discolored or stained enamel
- Oddly shaped teeth
- Short teeth
- Overlapped teeth
- Crooked teeth
IT’S TIME FOR YOUR COSMETIC DENTISTRY CONSULTATION
With porcelain veneers, your appearance is sure to improve, along with your confidence. The permanent procedure offers long-lasting, natural-looking results. In fact, your friends, family, and colleagues may not notice your dental work. They’ll just ask if you’ve lost weight or changed your hair style, because you look sensational. You can simply enjoy the compliments, smile, and say, “Thank you!”
For more information about porcelain veneers, contact our Highlands Ranch office today at (303) 683-2300.