Thanks to all the advances in cosmetic dentistry, living with a smile you dislike is no longer necessary. Teeth that have cosmetic issues can now be treated to provide long-lasting results and a smile you love. Thompson Advanced Dentistry offers many advanced cosmetic solutions to fix your teeth.
Dr. Joseph Thompson is an experienced cosmetic dentist that has helped many patients love their smiles again. He offers porcelain veneers to patients who want to completely transform the appearance of their teeth. Teeth veneers can also improve your long-term dental health by fixing your bite and also providing additional protection. They are custom-made in a dental laboratory and will blend in perfectly with your other natural teeth.
What Are Porcelain Veneers?
A porcelain veneer is a dental restoration that is considered permanent. They are used to correct many teeth imperfections and also help fix bite issues. A veneer is a thin shell made of porcelain, a very strong and durable material. They are attached to the sides and front of a tooth hiding almost any blemish or giving the tooth a brand new shape.
Because they are so strong, they can also help protect the tooth from future damage. They can be used on any teeth that are visible when you smile to instantly boost your appearance. Dr. Thompson often recommends porcelain veneers for teeth that are:
- Aging and have worn down
- Chipped or broken
- Misshaped or crooked
- Too short
- Stained, dull, or discolored
The Porcelain Veneer Process: What to Expect
If you are interested in porcelain veneers, the first step is the schedule a consultation with Dr. Thompson at his Johnstown, CO area dentist office. After examining your teeth, he will be able to determine if porcelain veneers will be able to meet your cosmetic and oral health goals. The teeth veneer process typically requires about two to three visits to our dentist office.
Unlike cosmetic tooth bonding, porcelain veneers are considered a permanent restoration. This is because a minimal amount of tooth structure is removed from the teeth to create room for the veneers. Dental impressions will be taken of your teeth and used to fabricate custom dental veneers. Your teeth veneers will be color matched and completed in a dental lab. Dr. Thompson will place temporary veneers on the teeth for comfort and appearance until the final ones are completed and returned to our office.
At your final visit, Dr. Thompson will permanently secure your new, custom-made porcelain veneers to your teeth and make any necessary adjustments for fit and comfort. You can expect porcelain veneers to last for 20 years or more with good oral hygiene and proper dental care.
Schedule a Cosmetic Consultation
If you are unhappy with the appearance of your teeth, schedule a cosmetic consultation with Dr. Thompson at his Johnstown, CO area dentist office. At your appointment, he will examine your teeth and discuss your cosmetic goals with you to determine if porcelain veneers are the right treatment for you.