What Are Porcelain Veneers?
If you are dissatisfied with your smile because of the poor appearance of your teeth, porcelain veneers may be the right choice for you. Veneers are used to cover cracks, correct a tooth’s position, remove gaps, and improve the color, texture, and appearance of your teeth. At Boulder Smiles, we offer comfortable, stain-resistant porcelain veneers that can be placed in 2-3 appointments, or composite veneers that can be skillfully shaped in your mouth in just one appointment. Once placed, a well-cared-for veneer will last for about 15 years.
Placing custom veneers requires a high degree of technical skill as well as attention to cosmetic detail. At Boulder Smiles, we routinely place veneers and custom design each case with a master ceramicist to match and enhance the characteristics of each patient’s smile and facial profile.
Who Can Benefit From Porcelain Veneers?
Years of lifestyle choices can leave you with permanently discolored or stained teeth and enamel erosion can leave teeth looking dark or brown. Porcelain veneers help patients regain whiter and brighter teeth, and even patients with yellowed teeth as a result of smoking can find dramatic improvement in the coloration of their smile!
Chipped, cracked, or otherwise damaged teeth can result from trauma or tooth decay. Once your teeth have been damaged, there are few treatment options that restore their cosmetic appearance. If left untreated, tooth damage can leave the nerve or root of your tooth exposed, causing chronic pain. Porcelain veneers can protect damaged teeth while restoring their attractive, smooth aesthetic.
Crooked or gapped teeth can cause you to feel dissatisfied with your smile. Whether this is the result of a natural shifting of your teeth or the loss of a tooth, displaced teeth can prevent you from smiling widely. Porcelain veneers can provide you with an even and beautiful smile, helping you feel more confident in your appearance! Porcelain veneers are particularly beneficial for patients who don’t qualify for or who don’t want to go through the process of getting braces or other orthodontic work.
How Durable Are White Teeth Porcelain Veneers?
With proper care, porcelain veneers will brighten your smile for well over a decade.
Dr. Russ and Dr. Birnbach at Boulder Smiles will ensure that your veneers are crafted from the highest quality porcelains and are bonded with the most advanced and proven materials available.
Refraining from using your veneers as tools to open and cut things will prolong their life, and if accidental breakage or damage occurs, it is usually possible to replace only the veneer involved.
WHY CHOOSE PORCELAIN VENEERS?
Dr. Russ believes that the best results are achieved by providing the most natural results. Porcelain veneers are nearly impossible to distinguish from the surrounding teeth because they come in realistic colors that blend seamlessly with the rest of your smile.
Every patient has a unique set of needs when it comes to restoring their teeth. Porcelain veneers are the most versatile treatment, and their coloring may be adjusted to cover signs of tooth discoloration, decay, or damage, so that your smile looks as natural as possible.
Porcelain veneers are designed to last around 15 years without requiring replacements. They are non-porous and are extremely resistant to stains, too. Although veneers are thin, they provide a strong, long-lasting coating once bonded to the teeth.
The process of applying porcelain veneers is painless. As opposed to crowns, veneers only require minimal alteration to your original teeth. A thin layer of enamel may be removed to prepare your teeth for the veneer application.
Will Porcelain Veneers Look Like Normal Teeth?
When bonded to the teeth, our ultra-thin smile porcelain veneers are virtually undetectable and highly resistant to coffee, tea, or even cigarette stains. For strength and appearance, their resemblance to healthy, white tooth enamel is unsurpassed by other restorative options. With front teeth veneers from Boulder Smiles, you'll love your smile makeover!
THE PROCEDURE PROCESS
Porcelain veneers are placed in a two-stage process:
During the first stage, your teeth are prepared and reshaped if necessary. An impression of your teeth is taken in order to create your custom veneers. Temporary veneers are placed to improve your smile between treatments.
In the second stage, the temporary veneers are removed. Your custom veneers are bonded to the surface of your teeth. Dr. Russ makes final cosmetic adjustments to ensure you are happy with your new smile.
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Are You Ready to Enhance Your Smile?
Veneers are a durable and versatile cosmetic dental treatment option that can be a great solution for patients who are self conscious about their smiles. During your initial consultation, at Boulder Smiles, we’ll assess your teeth and discuss whether veneers are right for you, because we are committed to offering the least invasive and effective option for your needs. If this treatment is the right choice, we’ll work with you to get started with your veneers application during your consultation!