Do you have cosmetic teeth imperfections that hinder you from showing off your beautiful smile? Porcelain veneers offer a unique way to customize the appearance of your smile with lasting, durable results. An experienced cosmetic dentist in Greeley, CO, Dr. Joseph Thompson can work with you to achieve the smile you desire using porcelain veneers.
Made from ultra-thin, high-quality ceramic porcelain veneers offer the means to highly customize the color, shape and overall appearance of your teeth and can be used to treat a range of concerns.
The Porcelain Veneers Process
Changing the appearance of your smile with porcelain veneers begins with a consultation and exam. Dr. Thompson will evaluate all aspects of your teeth, gums and bite as part of the treatment planning process. If there are underlying dental problems related to the function or structure of your bite they may need to be addressed as part of treatment for a stable result.
Dr. Thompson will use digital imagery and diagnostics as needed to create your custom treatment plan. The first step in the process is to prepare your teeth by removing a small amount of tooth surface structure to enable placement of the veneers. Once this is complete dental impressions will be taken, and temporary veneers will be placed while your custom veneers are fabricated in a dental lab.
In most cases, the final restorations are placed at the second visit. Dr. Thompson will secure the veneers permanently to the teeth and make any adjustments necessary for a comfortable fit and healthy bite. The porcelain material creates a natural looking result, reflecting light like natural teeth and blending seamlessly with your smile. As an added benefit, the material is also stain-resistant when compared to tooth enamel. With proper care and maintenance, your new smile will last for many years.
Porcelain Veneers FAQs
Am I a candidate for porcelain veneers?
Most patients can receive porcelain veneers, but a thorough dental exam is required to ensure they are the right solution for your needs. Dr. Thompson also takes time to evaluate the condition of your bite to prevent future damage or problems once veneers are placed because of a bad or uneven bite.
Will porcelain veneers damage my teeth in the long run?
No. Porcelain veneers are durable shells that protect your teeth from future cosmetic imperfections. They are highly resistant to stains from common foods as well.
Are porcelain veneers removable?
Due to the amount of tooth structure needed for the stable placement of porcelain veneers, they are considered a permanent restoration. If your veneers become damaged over time we can repair or replace them to keep your smile looking great.
How long does it take to get porcelain veneers?
Our dentist in Greeley, CO can place dental veneers in a single dentist office visit. Porcelain veneers are permanently placed, and you are able to use them after just a few hours.
How much do porcelain veneers cost?
The cost for placing porcelain veneers will vary from patient to patient, depending on the condition of your teeth and the number and size of veneers being placed. Dr. Thompson will present the estimated cost of treatment after your consultation and exam. Porcelain veneers are more costly than alternatives such as tooth bonding but provide a superior and lasting result.
Schedule A Porcelain Veneers Consultation
To learn more about porcelain veneers and to discuss your cosmetic goals, schedule a consultation with Dr. Thompson. Contact our dental office in Greeley at 970.205.9614 or request an appointment online today.