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Veneers in Denver, CO

Mile High Denture and Implant Center offer a variety of cosmetic dentistry procedures, including dental veneers, in Denver. Veneers help improve teeth appearance and reduce minor imperfections such as chips, cracks, discoloration or misalignment. With proper care and maintenance, they can last for many years while helping to maintain a brilliant smile. Our experienced team provides custom-made veneers that are tailored to fit each patient’s unique needs. We strive to ensure that all our patients leave with a beautiful new smile!

What is a Dental Veneer?

Dental veneers are thin shells made of porcelain, ceramic or a composite material. They are adhered to the front of your teeth with a strong adhesive. Veneers help to protect and improve the look of your natural teeth while preserving their original tooth structure.

How Do Veneers Work?

Veneers act as protective shields over your natural teeth, helping to hide minor imperfections and reduce wear and tear. The veneers are individually crafted to fit the shape of your teeth and the shade that matches the color of your other teeth.

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:

Types of Veneers

There are three types of dental veneers which include porcelain, ceramic, and composite. During your consultation, a dentist will discuss which type of veneers is best for your needs.

Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers are the most popular type and provide a long-lasting solution for minor imperfections. They are strong, durable and resist staining.

Ceramic Veneers

Ceramic veneers are translucent in color and closely match the color of your natural teeth. They are pre-shaded and can be further customized to fit the shape and size of your teeth.

Ceramic Veneers

Composite veneers are a quick and easy way to improve the appearance of your teeth, but they do not last as long as porcelain or ceramic veneers. They are more affordable and can be done in one visit.

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.

Veneers Aftercare

Once you’ve had your veneers placed, proper aftercare is essential to ensure they last for many years. To prolong the life of your veneers it is recommended that you:

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

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.

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.

Does Dental Insurance Cover Veneers?

In some cases, dental insurance may cover part of the cost of veneers. However, most plans will not cover cosmetic treatments such as veneers. It is best to check with your insurance provider to find out what type of coverage you have.

Can Veneers Fall Off?

Veneers are bonded to your natural teeth with a strong adhesive, so they usually do not come off. It is important to practice proper oral hygiene so that the adhesive remains secure. Additionally, you should avoid chewing hard food or using your teeth as tools to open things as this can cause the veneers to become loose or fall off.

Mile High Denture and Implant Centers is committed to providing our patients with the best quality care when it comes to dental veneers in Denver. We offer all types of veneers, which can help improve the appearance of teeth that are chipped, cracked, discolored, or misaligned. Our experienced team will work to provide custom-made veneers that give you a lasting brilliant smile. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you achieve the perfect smile!

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