Sometimes, even the smallest flaws in your smile like chips, cracks, and stains can give you serious feelings of self-consciousness.
Porcelain veneers by Dr. Kyle Long can hide these imperfections and give you a smile you can feel proud to share.
Why do patients throughout Cherry Creek, Aurora, and Denver, CO, turn to veneers?
The veneers we create are carefully crafted of high-quality materials to match surrounding natural teeth and provide an incredibly lifelike result.
Veneers are a versatile cosmetic dentistry treatment that can conceal any number of imperfections for a striking overall appearance.
By taking proper care of your teeth and visiting your dentist every six months, your veneers can last 10 years or longer.
What are the candidacy requirements?
Veneers require the removal of a small layer of dental enamel in order to lay flush with surrounding teeth. Your teeth must have enough enamel to remain stable after some tissue has been removed.
Veneers are excellent at concealing minor misalignment, but more pronounced misalignment can affect your oral health. In some cases, orthodontics may be a better solution.
Since veneers require permanent alteration of your teeth, you should be comfortable with the fact that your teeth will always require some kind of restoration after undergoing this treatment.
Porcelain veneers are a popular cosmetic dentistry treatment with beautiful, far-reaching effects. These ultrathin porcelain shells attach directly to your teeth to conceal cracks, chips, discoloration, and other aesthetic flaws. When Dr. Kyle F. Long designs your porcelain veneers at his Denver, CO, office, he will use meticulous techniques to make sure the veneers match the shape and color of your teeth for a natural appearance. Before placing veneers, Dr. Long will prepare your teeth using conservative techniques that result in minimal discomfort.
Dr. Long strives to provide the most realistic restorations possible. To that end, he will work meticulously when designing your veneers. During your consultation, he will consider your cosmetic goals, and he will take photos of your smile. Come prepared to participate in this process with specific ideas of what you would like your smile to look like. We can show you pictures so you will have an idea of what your treatment can accomplish.
Dr. Long may need to prep your teeth. If you receive traditional veneers, he will remove a very thin layer of enamel, which will make room for the porcelain to achieve a natural appearance. Alternatively, he may suggest minimal-prep veneers. Made from much thinner material, these restorations will require less alteration of your teeth. In some cases, Dr. Long may not need to remove any enamel whatsoever. After any initial treatment, your dentist will create three-dimensional models of your veneers. These mock-ups will provide a preview of the final results. You can also request changes to your treatment plan, if desired. Many patients choose to have their teeth whitened before their veneers are crafted for even more dramatic final results.
Fabrication and Placement
Dr. Long will send the models to our dental lab. The technicians can create your veneers from pressed porcelain for incredible strength and durability. Alternatively, they may fabricate your restorations entirely by hand. The right type for you will largely depend on your budget and goals for treatment. In either case, the lab will custom shade the material to ensure that it blends in with your smile.
Once the veneers are in place, the effects can be truly transformative.
When the veneers are finished, Dr. Long will double-check to make sure that they match your smile and meet your expectations. If you are happy with the results, he will carefully secure them to your teeth. Once the veneers are in place, the effects can be truly transformative. Your smile will look bigger, brighter, and more symmetrical.