Veneers – Evergreen, CO
The One-Stop-Shop of Cosmetic Treatments
When you look in the mirror at your smile, do you notice things that you wish you could change? Perhaps you think that it would require multiple complicated, expensive treatments to resolve all the flaws you see. Well, at Evergreen Dental Group, we offer a solution that can completely transform the look of your teeth in one procedure—porcelain veneers. Although small, porcelain veneers can make a huge difference for your smile and your confidence!
Why Choose Evergreen Dental Group for Veneers?
Addresses A Variety
What are Porcelain Veneers?
Porcelain veneers are thin, durable shells that are individually made to conceal a variety of cosmetic imperfections. They’re permanently cemented onto the visible surface of your teeth to alter the shape, size, and color of them, providing them with the ability to correct several flaws, including:
- Discoloration in teeth that doesn’t respond to whitening.
- Slightly crooked teeth.
- Gaps between teeth.
- Chipped or cracked teeth.
- Small or misshapen teeth.
- Worn-down teeth.
With porcelain veneers, instead of being distracted by these imperfections, others will just see your beautifully confident smile.
There are actually two types of porcelain veneers: traditional and minimal-prep.
Traditional Porcelain Veneers
This type of porcelain veneer is a tried-and-true solution for improving the look of your smile. Its material reflects light much like natural teeth, so it looks natural and realistic.
Minimal-prep veneers are just like their traditional counterpart with one exception. They are even thinner! With these, there is no need to remove tooth enamel to make space for the veneer.
What are the benefits of porcelain veneers?
Porcelain veneers have many advantages, including the following:
- They are versatile. Veneers can address many kinds of flaws all at once.
- They look great. Each veneer is crafted to look just like tooth enamel.
- They are custom made. Your veneer will fit perfectly and have a unique look just for you.
- They are durable. Porcelain veneers can definitely withstand the normal wear and tear you will put them through.
- They are stain resistant. Their material actual resists stains better than tooth enamel.
What is the process for getting porcelain veneers?
The process of getting porcelain veneers typically takes place over the course of multiple appointments and can be broken down into the following primary steps:
- Consulting with you about what type of results you’d like to achieve and developing a treatment plan.
- Preparing your natural teeth to receive the veneers.
- Taking digital impressions of your teeth to craft the veneers.
- Attaching temporary veneers on your prepared teeth.
- Once your permanent veneers arrive, remove your temporary ones and cement the others in place.
In just two visits, you could have the smile you’ve always wanted.
At Evergreen Dental Group, we are committed to helping you achieve your smile goals, and porcelain veneers are a great way to do just that. If you have questions about porcelain veneers or to get started, contact our office to schedule a consultation. We look forward to working with you!
Are you tired of hiding your smile every chance you get? Maybe it’s because it’s discolored, damaged, misaligned, or simply not up to your standards. Whatever the case is, porcelain veneers can address all your concerns at once and transform your grin into one you’ll proudly show off! But before committing to the process, you probably want to know more about it. That’s why our team at Evergreen Dental Group decided to answer a few of the most common questions we get about veneers. If you don’t see your specific question below, feel free to contact our office for an answer!
Are Veneers Permanent?
Since veneers eventually have to be replaced, they’re not considered a permanent cosmetic solution. However, the process for getting them is irreversible. In preparation for veneers, our cosmetic dentist in Evergreen must remove a small amount of enamel from your teeth. And unlike hair and nails, the enamel never grows back once it’s been filed away. Once your teeth are prepared this way, they’ll always need to be covered with crowns or veneers to protect them. If you don’t want to alter your teeth permanently, you can opt for Lumineers, which can often be placed without removing any enamel.
What Happens to the Teeth Under Veneers?
As mentioned earlier, only a slim layer of enamel is removed to ensure the veneers fit properly on the teeth. The veneers themselves (which are ultra-thin shells of dental-grade porcelain) are bonded to the front surfaces of your teeth with special cement. It’s completely safe and won’t harm your pearly whites at all! Since the enamel will be covered by veneers, this treatment won’t increase your risk of cavities. However, you must continue to practice good oral hygiene, visit your dentist regularly, and follow a healthy lifestyle to keep your mouth problem-free.
Do Veneers Give You a Lisp?
Some patients may temporarily develop a lisp or speech impediment when they first get veneers in Evergreen because they have trouble pronouncing certain words. That’s mainly because the tongue is not used to the veneers in your mouth. Even though it’s a minor difference in thickness, it still affects the way your tongue moves, resulting in a lisp when you try to pronounce the “s” and “v” sounds. With lots of practice, your lisp will eventually resolve on its own, and your speech will return to normal.
Is There Anything I Can’t Eat with Veneers?
While you wait for your permanent veneers to be made, you’ll wear temporary veneers to protect your teeth in the meantime. During this time, you’ll need to avoid hard foods (i.e., ice, raw fruits, vegetables, candy) that could break the restoration. You’ll also want to exercise caution with sticky and dark-colored foods and drinks. Once your permanent veneers are in place, you can eat almost anything you’d like. Just be careful with hard or crunchy foods as well as dark beverages because they can damage or stain your new smile. Since alcohol can weaken the bonding material holding your veneers in place, only drink it sparingly.
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