Porcelain Veneers in Aurora, CO

Serving the Aurora, CO community

It’s not unusual for us to see patients with perfectly healthy teeth who are not happy with their smiles. Many of these people find themselves hiding their smile behind their hands or avoiding smiling altogether. The reasons for this vary and include teeth that are misaligned, crooked, or discolored.

If you are someone who doesn’t like to smile because you are unhappy with your teeth, you should know that there could be a quick, easy, cosmetic dentistry solution to your problem. Porcelain veneers might be able to give you the smile you have always wanted.

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We get a lot of questions about porcelain veneers, and we've shared some of them here. But we would love the opportunity to sit down with you and answer all your questions in person. Please call Uptown Comprehensive Dentistry and Prosthodontics today at (303) 627-5755 to schedule your consultation for porcelain veneers.

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How do I know if veneers are right for me?

If you have a less-than-perfect smile, veneers might be ideal for you. Veneers are ultra-thin shells of porcelain that cover the front surfaces of your teeth. Flaws are hidden behind the veneers, leaving you with a beautiful, straight, perfect smile. Dr. Chen is happy to discuss whether porcelain veneers are the best option to give you a smile you love.

Your first step is to come in for a consultation with Dr. Chen. After reviewing your dental history and examining you to ensure your oral health, he will determine whether you are a good candidate.

What kind of smile flaws can dental veneers correct?

Veneers are particularly suited to patients who want a way to:

  • Hide teeth that are discolored yet resistant to teeth whitening
  • Lengthen teeth that are too short
  • Repair teeth that have damage, such as cracks or chips
  • Camouflage gaps or spaces between teeth
  • Straighten teeth that are misaligned
  • Reshape teeth that need to blend with the rest of your smile

If you’re interested in learning more about porcelain veneers, please call our Aurora dental office to arrange an appointment with Dr. Chen.

Can porcelain veneers fix crooked teeth?

While porcelain veneers cannot correct the positioning of crooked teeth, they can be used to hide slight misalignments. The beauty of veneers is that they completely conceal the imperfection beneath it. Dr. Chen customizes your veneers and places them on mildly misaligned teeth to create a beautiful, symmetrical appearance.

What are the benefits of getting veneers?

If you have chipped or discolored teeth, uneven gaps and spacing or slightly misaligned teeth, veneers are an ideal solution. Since porcelain veneers at our Aurora, CO dental office conceal these imperfections, they leave you with a healthy-looking symmetrical smile.

Some of the benefits of getting veneers are:

  • Veneers are easy to maintain
  • The smooth surface of veneers resists staining
  • We don’t need to remove a lot of healthy tooth structure
  • You’ll enjoy the confidence of knowing your smile looks great

Today is the perfect day to make an appointment to see if veneers are right for you. Please call Uptown Comprehensive Dentistry and Prosthodontics to see what’s possible for your smile!

Do porcelain veneers look natural?

The porcelain that veneers are made from is translucent, like your own enamel, and looks perfectly natural. The goal of veneers is to maintain the character of your smile while improving its appearance.

If you have crooked teeth, the veneers will be able to give an appearance of realignment—giving you straight teeth without braces. Broken, uneven, or discolored teeth will be hidden behind the straight, perfectly aligned veneers.

Can I get veneers on just one or two teeth?

The beauty of porcelain veneers placed at our Aurora, CO dental office is that they blend seamlessly with surrounding teeth. We typically use veneers on the teeth that show when you smile. But if you have one tooth that has an irregular shape or is chipped or broken, it is possible to place a single veneer.

Dr. Chen has the training and skill to redesign your smile whether you are interested in one veneer or a full set. In some cases, dental bonding might be a better option than placing just one veneer. But you and Dr. Chen will make that decision once he sees you and can evaluate your needs.

What’s the process for getting dental veneers?

Once it is determined that veneers are right for you, the process begins. Dr. Chen will discuss your needs, and your goals and design veneers that will give you the kind of teeth you would like to have and that also match your face shape and complexion, ensuring a natural-looking smile.

When the veneers are ready, you will come in to have them bonded to your teeth. After that appointment, you will be able to leave the office with a beautiful, perfect smile.

Are porcelain veneers permanent?

Veneers are a dental prosthetic, so they do have a lifespan of about ten years and will need to be replaced eventually. However, the procedure is not reversible, so veneers are a lifetime commitment.

To place your veneers, Dr. Chen needs to remove a thin layer of dental enamel so that the veneers fit perfectly and look natural. This process alters the shape and size of veneer teeth, and since we can’t replace dental enamel, the process is considered permanent.

How long do porcelain veneers last?

Your veneers can last as long as ten years, but to get the most longevity from your veneers, you must be committed to maintaining a healthy smile. That includes conscientious brushing and flossing at home and dental exams and cleanings at our Aurora dental practice at least twice a year.

How should I care for my new veneers?

Taking care of your veneers is easy: Brush and floss regularly, and be sure to visit your dentists recommended for examinations and cleanings. During these routine appointments, Dr. Chen will check the condition of your veneer to make sure it’s in good shape. He will also be able to see if there are underlying problems that might affect the longevity of your veneers.

How much do veneers cost?

Porcelain veneers are a significant investment, but each of our patients who have taken the step says the results are well worth it. It’s difficult, however, to say how much your veneers will cost until Dr. Chen meets with you to evaluate your needs.

When thinking about the cost of veneers, it’s important to consider the training and expertise of the dentist. After dental school, Dr. Chen spent three additional years studying prosthodontics. He specializes in treatments like cosmetic dentistry, dental implants, crowns and bridges, and more.

With this additional training, you can be confident that you will receive the highest quality of care and results that exceed your expectations. If you are interested in financing the cost of your veneers, we offer convenient financing through CareCredit.

Please call our Aurora, CO dental office at (303) 627-5755 to arrange an appointment with Dr. Chen!