Do you have a single discolored tooth that’s affecting your smile? Are your dental injuries making your smile uneven? Try dental veneers. Veneers can cover chipped, discolored, misshapen, and even rotated teeth. Dental veneers cover the front surface of single teeth. Dr. Rachel Barone and her dental team offer porcelain veneers in Boulder, CO. Veneers may be made of composite or porcelain material. Dental veneers are a cosmetic dental treatment that can create a brighter, straighter, and more even smile.
Porcelain Veneers in Boulder, CO
Dental veneers require multiple appointments. At the first visit, Dr. Barone will take a dental impression to send to a local dental lab. There, technicians will create a model of the mouth for the temporary and final veneers. At the next visit, Dr. Barone prepares the treated teeth and takes another dental impression. She sends this impression to the lab, where ceramicists use the two impressions and tooth model to create the final veneers.
Dr. Barone will place temporary veneers over the teeth after the second impression. Once the final veneers are complete, Dr. Barone will remove the temporary veneers and use bonding liquid to place the final veneers on the teeth. She always double-checks the size, shape, and shade of the veneers.
Dental Veneer FAQs
Read more about dental veneers with answers to these common questions:
Am I a candidate for dental veneer treatment?
Good candidates for veneer treatment need to have enough tooth structure and gum tissue. Patients with severely crooked or misshapen teeth do not benefit from veneers. We may recommend braces or crowns for those patients. Veneers are a great option for patients with severe tooth stains, enough tooth enamel, and cosmetic imperfections in their smile.
How long do dental veneers last?
Porcelain veneers can last 10 years, while composite veneers can last 4 to 8 years. Patients need to care for their veneers to ensure that they last. Brushing and flossing daily with a soft-bristled toothbrush and non-abrasive toothpaste will prevent stains on the veneers and natural tooth enamel. We do not recommend that patients chew on ice or hard foods that can damage their cosmetic restorations. Scheduling regular dental checkups also helps our team keep track of patients’ oral health and their dental veneers.
Do I need dental veneers if I have stained teeth?
We will often recommend dental veneers if patients have intrinsic tooth stains. Intrinsic stains are caused within the tooth. Professional teeth whitening treatment does not affect these teeth because discoloration occurs as the teeth grow or the dentin shows underneath the tooth enamel. Patients with dental injuries or tooth wear benefit from porcelain veneers.
Schedule a Dental Appointment
Do you want a more even smile? Are you looking for a way to address deep tooth stains? Call Gunbarrel Dental Center for treatment with dental veneers today at 720-881-0614. You can also request a dental consultation with Dr. Barone and her team online. Feel free to ask any questions you may have about dental veneer treatment at your next visit.