Veneers in Denver, CO

What is a Dental Veneer?

Dental veneers, also known as laminates, are thin shells of resin or porcelain that are bonded to the surface of teeth to help create a beautiful and better smile.

Man Smiling with Veneers - Mile High Dental Centers

When Do You Need Dental Veneers?

In most cases, very little or no teeth structure is removed before placing veneers.
They can be used to fix any of the below teeth:

Dental Veneers Procedure at Mile High

  1. At your first appointment, you’ll get x-rays to help determine the best treatment plan for you.

  2. Next, your dentist needs to ready the teeth for the implants by trimming about half a millimeter of your tooth enamel.

  3. After, a mold of your teeth will be taken and sent off to a lab that will form the veneers. This could take 1-2 weeks.

  4. Once the veneers are ready, your dentist will check them to make sure the color and fit work best for your smile. Then the dentist will roughen the teeth so the veneers can better adhere to them.

  5. Ultraviolet light and cement will then be used to attach the veneers to the teeth.

  6. After a few weeks, you’ll check-in with the dentist at a follow-up appointment.

Are Veneers Permanent?

Unfortunately, veneers are not permanent. They last between 7 and 15 years after which they’ll need replacing. Luckily, dental veneers don’t need any special care in the meantime. Just follow a healthy oral hygiene routine that includes flossing, brushing, and rinsing.

Veneers vs. Crowns

Dental veneers and crowns both improve the function and look of teeth. Both procedures are slightly different but have great success rates. However, it’s important to know which one is best for you because both can be costly.

A dental veneer is a thin layer of porcelain or composite material, about 1 millimeter thick, that bonds to the front of the existing tooth while a crown is 2 millimeters thick and covers the entire tooth. Dental crowns can be made of porcelain, porcelain metal alloy mixture, or all metal.

Dental veneers are required if the tooth is intact and only needs cosmetic restoration. Crowns on the other hand are needed when the tooth is decayed and needs to be completely covered. The existing tooth would need filing or grounding down to prepare for the crown compared to the veneer which can be placed after some minor filing.

Pros and Cons of Dental Veneers

Dental Veneers Pros

  • More of your healthy tooth remains so they’re less invasive
  • More aesthetically pleasing compared to crowns, especially over time
  • Minimal tooth movement

Dental Veneers Cons

  • Not reversible
  • Likely to not be covered by dental insurance
  • Since more of of the tooth remains, that means more of your tooth is exposed to decay

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