Do cosmetic flaws make you feel self-conscious enough to hide your smile? Have you ever been on a first date or job interview and found that even these small imperfections impair your ability to express yourself confidently?
At Five Parks Dental, we offer cosmetic dental services like porcelain veneers to help our Arvada patients feel more confident about their appearance. If you have cracked or broken teeth, don’t like their shape or size, or want to hide other aesthetic smile flaws, veneers might be the solution you need.
What Porcelain Veneers Can Do for Your Smile
Porcelain veneers are thin, tooth-colored ceramic shells that are custom-fitted to sit on top of your teeth. Since they hide whatever is beneath them, veneers conceal gaps and spacing issues, cover severely stained teeth, give a straight appearance to crooked teeth, and create uniform tooth sizes and shapes.
Because we customize solutions to fit your needs, our cosmetic dentist can place one or two veneers or an entire set. Your veneers are designed based on impressions we take of your teeth, so the contour of the porcelain shell mimics your natural dental enamel.
In a process that requires only two visits, Dr. Jenkins customizes the shape, size, and shade of your veneer to match your smile. When they come back from the dental lab, we will further refine your veneers so they blend seamlessly with your smile.
Benefits of Choosing Porcelain Veneers
When you choose porcelain veneers, you can expect several benefits:
- Minimally invasive: Compared to tooth restorations like crowns, veneers require us to remove only a tiny amount of tooth enamel to prepare for them.
- Easy maintenance: There’s no special maintenance required with veneers. Brush and floss as usual but avoid abrasive toothpaste that can leave tiny scratches on your veneers. Avoid using veneer teeth to bite down on hard or crunchy foods as this can chip your veneer.
- Stain-resistant: The smooth surface of veneers makes them resistant to stains from coffee, red wine, or other darkly pigmented foods and beverages.
- Long-lasting: If a veneer tooth gets a cavity, we would need to remove the veneer to treat it, so maintaining the health of the underlying teeth is crucial. With proper care, including routine dental exams and cleanings and diligent oral hygiene at home, however, you can expect your veneers to last for 10 years or longer.
Are You a Candidate for Porcelain Veneers?
Only your cosmetic dentist can tell you if dental veneers are right for you. In some cases, a more conservative option like bonding may be all you need to get the results you want. The first step is to schedule an appointment with Dr. Jenkins at our Arvada dental office so she can evaluate your needs and explain the process.
Please call us at (303) 475-4546 to get started. We can’t wait to see you smile!