Have you ever wondered how celebrities achieve such beautiful, dazzling teeth? Porcelain veneers may be the answer. These sturdy, natural-looking shells are custom designed just for you and are crafted by the best ceramicists in the industry.
2thbar in Lone Tree, Colorado can help you achieve the smile you’ve always wanted with dental veneer treatments. Dr. Jasper Bartolome, DMD, BSN-RN, DDS, is committed to transforming your smile. Continue reading as she explains more about dental veneers.
What Are Dental Veneers?
Dental veneers are ultra-thin tooth-colored protective coverings that are placed on the front of the teeth. Often crafted from porcelain, these thin shells are custom-made and bonded to the teeth to alter their appearance, including their size and color. Porcelain veneers are stain-resistant, while veneers made of composite material may be prone to discoloration over the course of time. Unlike crowns, veneers generally do not require excessive tooth shaping and can conceal some teeth spacing issues without requiring braces or aligners.
Benefits of Dental Veneers
Dental veneers are used to camouflage a variety of dental issues, such as:
Dental discoloration can arise from certain medications, excessive fluoride, and injuries. Veneers can help create a natural-looking, luminous smile that is free from stains.
Misaligned or Uneven Teeth
A great smile is more than a cosmetic advantage. Misaligned teeth can result in an array of dental issues that can lead to severe damage and tooth loss if not treated.
Since veneers are custom made for your teeth and concerns, they are a great choice for hiding gaps between the teeth. In the case of smaller gaps, veneers can give you the flawless smile you desire without the need for braces.
Teeth That Are Worn
Over time, natural wear and tear can erode the outer layer of the teeth (the enamel), leaving the tooth vulnerable to damage. Veneers can act as a protectant covering for the tooth.
Chipped, Cracked, or Broken Teeth
You don’t have to accept broken or cracked teeth. Veneers are the perfect choice for restoring your damaged tooth’s appearance and function.
Dental Veneers Procedure
Dental veneers typically require three to four visits to your dentist at 2thbar. They can be used to treat multiple teeth at the same time if necessary.
Initial Consultation and Treatment Plan
Your first visit will likely consist of the initial evaluation and discussion with your dentist at 2thbar. This is the appointment where you share your dental concerns and goals with Dr. B, who will decide whether veneers are right for you. If you are a candidate for dental veneers, your dentist will take digital impressions and photos of your teeth as your treatment plan is designed.
Teeth Preparation and Veneer Application
The subsequent visits to the dentist are reserved for the preparation of your teeth and the application of your veneers once they are finished. To prepare your teeth, your dentist will remove a thin layer of natural enamel to create room to accommodate the veneers. Dr. B will discuss your pain management options prior to this process so that you are as comfortable as possible.
To create the veneers, impressions of your teeth are taken, and a model is created from the impression. The veneers will be made from this model and typically have a turnaround of two to four weeks. You may receive temporary veneers at this time. Lastly, your permanent veneers are placed and bonded to the teeth, providing a secure fit and a beautiful smile.
Dental Veneers in Lone Tree
Our 2thbar dental services cater not only to Lone Tree but also to the communities of Centennial, Englewood, DTC, Littleton, Greenwood Village, Castle Rock, Parker, Cherry Creek North, Cherry Hills, Highlands Ranch, and other surrounding Denver metro areas. If you’re ready to enhance your smile, contact 2thbar today for a consultation by calling 720-826-4402 or schedule an appointment now.