Porcelain Dental Veneers in
Lakewood, CO

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dental veneers

What Are Veneers?

Veneers are very thin pieces of durable, tooth-shaped porcelain. Each veneer is custom made by a professional dental laboratory to create the perfect shape and color for your unique smile. The extreme thinness of the porcelain used in veneers ensures that they look natural and won’t seem artificial or look out of place alongside your natural teeth. They are bonded onto the front of your teeth for an attractive look that blends in with your natural smile.
Veneers can completely reshape your teeth and smile. They’re designed to address issues with tooth size, position, color, and shape. Unsurprisingly, they’re a popular choice among people looking to enhance their smile and address cosmetic dental concerns. Dental veneers are often used as an alternative to crowns and are the ideal solution in treating many dental conditions.
Veneers are very durable and will last many years, giving you a beautiful and long-lasting smile.

Why Do People Get Porcelain Veneers?

Dental veneers are considered cosmetic dentistry. The number one reason that patients opt for veneers is because they wish to achieve a uniform, white, and beautiful smile. Veneers can help disguise issues that are hard to naturally correct, like tooth discoloration and uneven tooth size. We hear from many patients that the natural appearance of veneers provides them with a renewed sense of confidence in their smile.
Here are some of the most common reasons that our patients opt for veneers:
To correct the appearance of crooked teeth.
To address misshapen teeth.
To correct the appearance of severely discolored or stained teeth with something brighter and whiter.
To disguise teeth that are too small or large.
To fill in unwanted or uneven spaces between natural teeth.
To give a refreshed appearance to worn or chipped teeth.

What Does Getting Porcelain Veneers Involve?

At Callahan & Klein, we typically require two visits to complete the veneer process, with little or no anesthesia required during the procedure.
During the first visit, the teeth are prepared for the application of the veneers. This is done by lightly buffing and shaping the surface of the teeth to allow for the thickness of the veneer. A mold or impression of the teeth is taken so that your dental veneers match your natural smile, and we help you select a shade for your veneers that will look natural and bright — not artificial!
On the second visit, your dentist will cleanse your natural teeth with special liquids to achieve a strong, durable bond. Bonding cement is then placed on the surface of your tooth and the veneer is applied to the exterior. Finally, a special light beam is used to harden and set the bond.
It’s as straightforward as that! Getting veneers is a minimally invasive procedure.
Dentist checking patient teeth color
After your second visit, you will receive care instructions for your new veneers. Just like natural teeth, veneers require proper brushing, flossing and regular dental visits. Taking good care of your veneers will extend their life and will keep them looking fresh and beautiful for years to come.
Will Veneers Damage My teeth?

Your natural teeth are well protected under your veneers. The surface of your teeth must be filed down to make space for your veneers, and during this filing down process a layer of enamel is removed from your teeth. This means that the tooth is no longer strong enough to go without a veneer.

But because your newly-filed teeth are promptly covered with porcelain veneers, they are even more protected than before, and more stain-resistant, too.

How Much Do Porcelain Veneers Cost?

When determining if veneers are right for you, you should also consider the cost of eventual veneer replacement. Even with regular upkeep, your veneers will eventually need to be replaced. For many patients, replacement is not necessary for several years.

Because veneers are a cosmetic dental procedure, many dental insurances do not cover them. Check with your insurance provider to find out what kind of coverage is available to you.

Where Can I Get Dental Veneers in Lakewood, CO?

Veneers are a long-lasting investment in your smile. We understand the importance of this decision, and we’re happy to answer any questions you have!
If you’re considering veneers in Lakewood, CO, contact us today for more information. Call us at the number below or request an appointment to determine if you are a good candidate for veneers.
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