Porcelain Veneers Overview

Have you ever wondered if there was one technique in cosmetic dentistry that could address stained teeth, misaligned teeth, and broken teeth all in one step? If so, the answer is actually yes. At Trail Ridge Dental in Longmont, CO our patients can work with Dr. Visger to create porcelain veneers to deal with a long list of dental issues.

Porcelain veneers are a wonderful technology. They are thin shells of material that are custom made to fit your teeth and address your specific issues. They can be used for teeth with overly wide gaps, uneven lengths, with chips or cracks, teeth that are misaligned, and even darkly stained teeth that are not responding to teeth whitening.

To determine if you are a candidate for them, you will book a visit with Dr. Visger and have a thorough evaluation of your overall dental health. Once we are sure that cavities and any other issues that may require preventative or restorative treatments are all right, we can then begin the process of making your porcelain veneers.

The entire process requires only two visits. The first visit is when the doctor will take precise impressions and measurements of your teeth and gums. These are sent to a lab where the custom porcelain veneers are made. They are then returned to our office and you come back to have them applied.

The application process is called bonding, and we will have to prepare the surface of the teeth in order to complete the bonding. It does not take long, and any discomfort can be alleviated with anesthesia, though few people feel any discomfort at all. When complete, you will be able to leave our office with a flawless, sparkling white smile.

The use of porcelain veneers can also be said to go beyond the cosmetic. After all, patients with chipped or cracked teeth can have the veneers applied to the compromised teeth. This covers the damage and bonds the vulnerable tooth to a very strong material. It offers the tooth protection and stability, while allowing it to function as normal.

When you choose porcelain veneers as part of your cosmetic dentistry, they will work exactly as normal teeth. You will speak the same as well, but your once dingy or imperfect teeth will be completely flawless and movie star perfect!

If you have questions about cosmetic dentistry, or wish to discuss your options for porcelain, give us a call at 303-772-6960. You can also use our online contact form and one of our staff will get back to you promptly.

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