For patients that are unhappy with the appearance of their teeth, Thompson Advanced Dentistry offers many cosmetic dentistry treatments. Porcelain veneers offer an effective and unique way to completely alter the appearance of your teeth. They can create a look that resembles natural teeth while also providing the same resilience and strength offered by real tooth enamel.
Dr. Joseph Thompson is a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and has many continuing education hours in cosmetic dentistry. He uses modern techniques and reliable advances in technology to place natural looking porcelain veneers. If you are from Evans, CO and considering porcelain veneers, schedule a consultation with Dr. Thompson to learn more.
What are Porcelain Veneers?
A dental veneer covers the sides and front of a tooth and has the ability to make slight or major change to your tooth’s appearance. They are very thin shells that are made of porcelain since this material is very durable and resists stains. Each veneer is custom made to fit precisely over the tooth. Dr. Thompson often recommends porcelain veneers to correct:
- Stained, yellow or discolored teeth
- Worn down, aging teeth
- Gaps in between teeth
- Chipped or broken teeth
- Crooked or uneven teeth
The Porcelain Veneer Process
At your consultation, Dr. Thompson will evaluate all aspects of your teeth, gums, and bite. A personalized treatment plan will be developed to meet your oral health need and cosmetic dental concerns.
The veneer process will require about two to three visits to our Evans, CO area dentist office. During your first appointment, Dr. Thompson will prepare the teeth by removing a minimal amount of your tooth’s surface. This is to create room for the veneer and a roughened surface to ensure a proper bond between the tooth and veneer.
Impressions will be taken of your teeth and used to fabricate your custom veneers. This will guarantee a proper fit. Temporary veneers will be placed on your teeth to protect them until your next visit. Your porcelain veneers will be custom made in a dental laboratory and sent back to us when ready.
Once we receive your dental veneers, you will return to our Evans, CO area dentist office for the final placement. Dr. Thompson will permanently secure them to your teeth and will make any necessary adjustments for a comfortable fit and healthy bite.
Caring for Your Dental Veneers
While porcelain veneers are very durable, they are not entirely chip resistant. You should avoid chewing on hard items and, if you have a habit of grinding your teeth, you should consider wearing a mouth guard while you sleep. Other than that, dental veneers can be cared for just like natural teeth. You should visit your dentist on a regular basis and brush and floss daily. We suggest using a non-abrasive tooth paste when brushing your teeth.
If you are interested in learning more about porcelain veneers and you live in the Evans, CO area, schedule an appointment with Dr. Joseph Thompson to discuss your cosmetic goals. To determine if dental veneers are right for you, he will conduct a thorough examination of your teeth and listen to the concerns you have. Contact our Greeley, CO dental office at 970.205.9614 or request an appointment online today.