Porcelain Veneers in Denver
What are Porcelain Veneers?
Porcelain veneers are thin shells of ceramic that bond directly to the front and top surfaces of the teeth. They are an ideal choice for improving your smile and have become increasingly popular due to their simplicity and versatility. With veneers as an alternative, there is no reason to put up with gaps between your teeth, teeth that are stained, poorly shaped, or crooked. A veneer placed on top of your teeth can correct these maladies, simply and quickly, to help you achieve a beautiful smile!
Will They Look Like Normal Teeth?
The ultra-thin porcelain veneers are virtually undetectable and highly resistant to coffee, tea, or even cigarette stains when bonded to the teeth. Their resemblance to healthy, white tooth enamel is unsurpassed by other restorative options for strength and appearance. Because they are thin, light can shine through them, and they take on the natural color of the underlying tooth.
How Durable are Porcelain Veneers?
With proper care, porcelain veneers will brighten your smile for well over a decade.
Dr. Rossow, Dr. Turner, and Dr. Noce will ensure that your veneers are crafted from the highest quality porcelains and are bonded with the most advanced and proven materials available. If you keep your oral hygiene appointments according to your hygienist, we will guarantee your veneers for you.
This procedure will require three appointments:
- Diagnosis and treatment planning
Diagnosis and Treatment Planning:
You will want to take an active role in planning your smile design. Drs. Rossow and Sales will review the corrective limitations of this procedure and help you plan your new smile.
The second appointment will take one to two hours. Although the porcelain veneer is very thin, we will lightly buff the teeth to allow for added thickness. We will remove approximately one-half of a millimeter of the tooth, which may require little or no local anesthesia.
Then a mold is taken of the teeth and sent to the lab for fabrication. If the teeth are too unsightly, we can place a temporary veneer. The veneer should be ready in approximately one to two weeks.
At the time of your third appointment, Drs. Rossow and Sales will first place the veneer on your teeth with water or glycerin to check their fit and color. At this point, we can adjust the veneer’s color by the shade of the cement used to adhere it. Once we determine the color and the veneer is ready to be applied, the tooth is cleansed with specific chemicals to achieve a bond. We place a special cement between the teeth and the veneer, and a visible light beam hardens the cement. This appointment takes approximately one to two hours.
Care and Follow Up:
Brush and floss daily. Return for a follow-up visit after one to two weeks.
Maintenance of Your New Veneers:
Brush and floss as you usually would. Don’t be afraid that you will damage your veneers by brushing and flossing. We recommend non-abrasive toothpaste. A good home care regimen will insure your veneer’s best esthetic success.
You may experience some sensitivity to hot and cold after the placement of your veneer. This is due to the amount of enamel left on the tooth after preparation. Sensitivity is normal and should dissipate after one to two weeks. If sensitivity persists, please call the office.
If you are a known clencher (bruxer), please be sure to let us know. We may recommend a night guard for you to wear to minimize the stress placed upon your teeth while you sleep.
We hope that your new veneers fulfill your esthetic goal. With proper home care and scheduled visits, they are sure to provide you with a beautiful smile for years to come.
Call Aspen Dental today to schedule your porcelain veneers appointment in Denver, Colorado.