If you are looking for a way to resolve minor cosmetic issues with teeth and protect them at the same time, dental veneers may be the solution. More and more patients in Colorado Springs and around the area are considering the many benefits of porcelain veneers.
What Are Veneers?
A veneer is a thin shell of specialized material used to cover the visible surfaces of teeth. Though there are a few different materials that may be used, porcelain is preferred by patients thanks to its superior aesthetic qualities and ability to blend in with the natural appearance of teeth.
Veneers can improve the appearance of teeth with a range of minor cosmetic problems. For example, veneers can correct teeth with discoloration, chipping and cracking, or other issues. This restores the beauty of teeth and helps safeguard against decay in treated areas.
The Process of Getting Dental Veneers
To get veneers, you will usually start with a complete dental exam and cleaning. This ensures there are no active dental problems that should be addressed first. X-rays are taken and a complete impression of the mouth is usually made.
Once the imaging is complete, a small amount of tooth enamel is removed from each tooth that will accept a veneer. This allows for a firm bond when the veneer is placed, generally within 2-4 weeks. Between visits, the veneer is fabricated at a special dental laboratory.
Once the veneer is complete; you return to My Dental Company to have it fitted. When the fit is exact, it is bonded to the teeth through a strong and special bonding process that the bond the veneers to the teeth, and they are beautiful and ready to wear.
Most patients experience no side effects related to their veneers and are ready to return to their usual daily routine right away. Even so, it’s a good idea to schedule a follow-up appointment in a few weeks to be certain that everything is as it should be.
How Long Do Veneers Last?
Porcelain veneers are designed to last for a long time. You should expect to replace them every 10 years or so, but with appropriate dental care they could last 15 years or more. Continuing to brush and floss your teeth is essential, since decay can still occur around treated teeth and below the gum line.
Enjoy Beautiful Veneers from My Dental Company
If you’re wondering “how much do veneers cost?” or any other question not answered here, the best thing to do is get personalized answers directly from our experienced team. At My Dental Company, we strive to provide you with the same level of quality and service we would offer our own families.
Contact us today to learn more!