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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Porcelain Veneers

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Prosthodontist Dr. John Chen and the staff at Uptown Comprehensive Dentistry and Prosthodontics understand the importance of patient education. Good oral care is essential for one’s overall health. We know that the more knowledge our patients have about dental care, the better their oral health will likely be.

At our office, we tend to hear a lot of the same questions from our patients. For your convenience, we have included some of the more popular ones below.

You may have a question that is not on the list, and if so, we invite you to give us a call. We are happy to go over anything with you that will contribute to your good oral health. We know that educated patients make the best decisions about dental treatment, and we want you to feel confident about any recommended procedures. All of our staff is happy to take whatever time is needed to ensure you fully understand treatment options and maintain good oral health.

At Uptown Comprehensive Dentistry and Prosthodontics, we are your partner in oral health. We look forward to caring for you as well as your entire family!

Porcelain Veneers

woman getting porcelain veneers | cosmetic dentist in auroraVeneers are a permanent cosmetic dentistry treatment because your teeth will have to be treated before the veneers are applied.

The Veneer Process

Dr. Chen will do this by removing a small amount of enamel from the surface of your teeth to make room for the veneers. Once the veneers have been custom-made for you in the lab, the veneers are placed and positioned in the desired spot before being cemented into place. A curing light will harden the cement to ensure the veneers stay in place permanently.

Once you have veneers, you will want to protect your investment. With good oral care, which includes regular brushing and flossing as well as twice yearly trips to the dentist, you can expect your veneers to last for at least a decade.

Veneers are strong and durable, but they may not hold up well to habits such as nail-biting or teeth-grinding. Don’t chew on ice or use your teeth as a tool. Chipping or cracking your veneers will mean expensive replacement.

Smile Makeovers in Aurora

Veneers are a great way to camouflage a variety of dental issues, including teeth that crooked, gapped, stained, too short, or otherwise imperfect. See the team of professionals at Uptown Prosthodontics to find out more about veneers in Aurora.

It depends on the extent of the misalignment, but in some cases, yes, we can use porcelain veneers to conceal crooked teeth. But remember that veneers are only an aesthetic solution and not a replacement for orthodontic treatment.

A dental veneer is a thin facing of custom-shaped porcelain that covers the front surfaces of your teeth and conceal numerous problems like chipped, broken, stained, or poorly proportioned teeth.

Since veneers provide a new tooth surface, we can also use them to conceal minor tooth misalignment. While the teeth still remain fixed in their position, the face of the veneer creates the appearance of straight teeth.

Placing dental veneers takes place over two visits to our Aurora dental office. During the first, we prepare the teeth we’re treating by removing a thin layer of dental enamel. We then take impressions and create temporary veneers to wear until your final veneers come back from the custom dental lab.

During the second visit, we adjust the veneers for fit and bond them securely to the teeth. With excellent oral hygiene and routine preventive exams and dental cleanings, your veneers can last as long as ten years. It’s important to remember that, since we alter the structure of your tooth, porcelain veneers are a lifetime commitment.

If you are considering porcelain veneers in Aurora, CO, and would like to learn more, please call Uptown Comprehensive Dentistry and Prosthodontics.

The first step when you’re considering any type of cosmetic dentistry is to schedule an appointment with Dr. Chen at our Aurora dental office. You probably already have a clear idea of what results you’d like to see, and Dr. Chen can help you explore all available treatment options to attain them.

Porcelain veneers are a popular cosmetic dental treatment because they’re so versatile. These super-thin shells of porcelain or ceramic create a new tooth surface that masks whatever flaws are beneath it. These flaws may include chipped, cracked or broken teeth, uneven spacing, and even slight tooth misalignment.

Once you and Dr. Chen agree porcelain veneers are the right choice, we’ll take digital impressions of your teeth and select a tooth shade that closely matches the rest of your smile. A custom dental lab will fabricate your veneers to our exact specifications.

Dr. Chen will prepare your tooth or teeth for the veneers by removing a thin layer of tooth enamel equal to the thickness of the veneer. He then checks your customized veneers for fit, makes any adjustments, and bonds them to your teeth.

Porcelain dental veneers are very durable and can last as long as ten years, but they are prone to chipping. Avoiding hard or crunchy foods can help you avoid damage and keep your veneers looking great for many years to come.

Ready to see if porcelain veneers in Aurora can help you love your smile again? Call us to schedule an appointment with Dr. Chen so we can help you.

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