Porcelain veneers have the power to make subtle or dramatic changes to the appearance of your teeth. Dr. Joseph Thompson has transformed many smiles over the years using them. He is currently welcoming new patients from Loveland, CO who are interested in cosmetically enhancing their teeth with these permanent dental restorations.
A porcelain veneer is a thin shell that is custom-made to fit perfectly on top of a natural tooth to completely change its appearance. They are fabricated from impressions of your teeth to ensure proper fit and comfort. Dr. Thompson can use dental veneers to address:
- Aging teeth that have worn down
- Broken or chipped teeth
- Stained, discolored, or yellowed teeth
- Stained, unsightly, or washed-out fillings
- Misshapen or crooked teeth that do not need orthodontic treatment
- Gaps between teeth
The Porcelain Veneer Process
During a one-on-one consultation, Dr. Thompson will discuss your cosmetic goals and evaluate your teeth to see if you qualify for porcelain veneers. In most cases, the process will require two appointments to complete. Dr. Thompson will use the necessary digital imagery and diagnostics throughout the process to provide you with custom-fit dental veneers.
During your first visit, Dr. Thompson will need to prepare your teeth by removing a minimal amount of the tooth’s surface. This will create enough room on the surface of the tooth for the veneer. Next, he will take several digital impressions of your teeth. Then, he will place temporary teeth veneers on your teeth to protect them while your permanent veneers are being fabricated in a dental laboratory.
When they are ready, the teeth veneers will be shipped back to our office and we will contact you to schedule your final appointment. Dr. Thompson will gently remove the temporary veneers and will try on the permanent ones to assure the fit and color is perfect. He will then permanently secure them to your teeth with a dental adhesive. Last, he will polish and adjust them for a natural-looking and functioning result.
How to Take Care of Your Dental Veneers
Porcelain veneers should be properly cared for to ensure their longevity. This involves keeping up with a regular oral hygiene routine. You should brush and floss in between your teeth every day and visit Dr. Thompson at his Loveland, CO dentist office every six months for proper teeth cleaning and to check for any dental problems.
While porcelain veneers are very durable, there are several things we suggest to avoid damaging them. Do not chew on hard objects such as ice, pens, or your fingers. This will help prevent chipping them. Also, if you grind your teeth, this could easily damage the teeth veneers. Dr. Thompson suggests having a custom mouthguard made for you to wear while you sleep to prevent damaging them.
Schedule a Cosmetic Consultation
Porcelain veneers can transform your smile and change your life. Call today to schedule a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Thompson to learn more about them. We are welcoming new patients from Loveland, CO. Contact our dental office in Greeley at 970.205.9614 or you can also request an appointment online.