Restore Your Smile with Porcelain Veneers
Many people think of Hollywood stars and professional athletes when they think of porcelain veneers, but these smiles aren’t out of reach. Skilled Lakewood dentists like Dr. Whatcott have made porcelain veneers accessible to all. Veneers can change your smile dramatically, both to fix smiles that have become misaligned and to enhance them cosmetically.
What Are Porcelain Veneers?
Porcelain veneers are a layer of porcelain placed over the front of a tooth. Veneers serve a similar purpose as crowns in protecting teeth, except they are more for cosmetic appearance. To some they are synonymous, referred to as veneer crowns, but we make a distinction in both form and function.
Types of Porcelain Veneers
Porcelain veneers have variations in thickness and the formulas of the composite. The highest quality veneers will be more stain resistant and natural-looking in how their surface reflects light. Thinner veneers require less of the natural tooth to be removed for them to fit.
Benefits of Porcelain Veneers
Veneers can address many issues, including teeth that are discolored, misaligned, broken, chipped, misshapen, irregularly spaced, and worn from natural use. Veneers also provide a layer of stain-resistant protection for several years.
Understanding the Porcelain Veneers Process
Installing porcelain dental veneers usually takes a few appointments, including the initial consultation, during which the dentist must decide about the viability of the procedure before proceeding. This may include a thorough examination, questions, and an x-ray to maintain safety. A second visit establishes the measurements through fitting and molds, and the third is the actual procedure. For many, one or more visits may be required to reshape the surface of the affected teeth so the veneers will fit. The procedure usually involves the dentist placing and replacing the veneers, making minor adjustments to their size before the adhesive bond is applied.
Are Porcelain Veneers Right for You?
Before getting porcelain veneers, ask yourself if your oral health is strong enough to support veneers. Veneers are not recommended for those with periodontal disease or severe tooth damage. Some patients who are looking to improve their smiles but find that veneers aren’t the right fit might consider our many other services for maintenance, improvement, and restoration.
What to Expect from Porcelain Veneers?
Most estimates place the lifetime of porcelain veneers between 6 and 15 years, after which they will need to be replaced. Of course, the durability of the porcelain teeth veneers depends on several factors, including their materials and your diligence with upkeep. No special aftercare is needed beyond the normal, consistent routine of brushing and flossing.
Why Choose Us?
We provide the highest level of cosmetic dentistry service in the Lakewood, Colorado area. Backed by our state-of-the-art technological expertise, our dedication to customer care is applied for each procedure, no matter how simple or complex.
Contact Us to Set Up a Consultation
Looking for porcelain veneers in or near Lakewood, Colorado? Contact us to learn more about how we can restore your smile. You can also use the contact form to set up a consultation.