Twin Peaks Family & Cosmetic Dentistry loves to help our patients feel even better about their smiles. Dental veneers are a great way to help boost confidence and make your smile look Red Carpet-ready.
What Are Dental Veneers?
Dental veneers are personalized paper-thin frames that correct tooth imperfections like wear, chipping, gaps, stains, discolorations, or positional discrepancies. Dr. Butler uses advanced techniques and modern dental technology to create custom sets of veneers that are minimally invasive and enhance the function and look of your smile!
The veneers are built to look and act just like the rest of your teeth, but better! You can have a perfect smile in just a couple of weeks!
Should I Consider Dental Veneers?
If you’re ready for your teeth to function properly or are considering enhancing your smile, dental veneers could be an effective solution for you. Primarily used for aesthetic improvements, veneers can be the perfect fit for those who are dealing with:
- Tooth Stains: Persistent tooth stains can detract from your smile’s beauty. Veneers not only cover up these stubborn stains but replace them with a stunning, white finish. With veneers, you can achieve the bright, confident smile you’ve always wanted.
- Irregular Teeth: Do you feel self-conscious about irregular or misshapen teeth? Here’s good news. With dental veneer treatment, you can personalize your teeth, achieving a more uniform and appealing smile.
- Chipped or Even Extremely Damaged Teeth: If you have chipped, cracked, or damaged teeth, veneers could be your saving grace. They effectively conceal such imperfections and restore the function and look of your smile. Get rid of the effects of tooth damage with veneers and rediscover the joy of smiling freely!
Remember, every smile is unique, and so is every treatment. Discuss your options with us to understand if veneers are indeed the best fit for your dental needs.
How Are Veneers Placed?
Twin Peaks Family & Cosmetic Dentistry usually takes care of dental veneers in 3 separate phases.
Dr. Butler will first scan your teeth, discuss your smile goals, and help answer any questions about the procedure. Next, Dr. Butler will take photos, create exact models of your teeth, and create a custom design plan with you. He will then send that information to the lab to get started on fabrication.
Usually during a separate visit, Dr. Butler will prepare your teeth for veneers to be placed using the blueprints, models, and photos from the initial visit. This process involves the minimally invasive shaving down of the enamel of the teeth receiving the veneers to make room for the veneers so they’re not bulky or uncomfortable in your mouth. You will have a temporary set of veneers delivered this day as a test drive of your new smile!
Our experienced staff will then place your custom dental veneers! We’ll verify that the color matches exactly with what you’re looking for, and then adhere your veneers to your teeth with special dental cement so that they look incredible! You will be able to leave our office with a brand-new smile!
How Long Do Veneers Last?
Our veneers are made out of extremely durable and long-lasting porcelain, which sets them up for many years of success. Despite this, the success of your veneer treatment greatly depends on care, diet, and the condition of your jawline. On average, veneers last about 10–15 years!
How Do I Take Care of Veneers?
A dental veneer is nothing different than taking care of your teeth normally. Outside of typical dental habits, here are some things recipients of dental veneers should know:
Schedule Regular Cleanings
We recommend our patients see the dentist at least every six months to prevent and treat any potential problems. Regular cleanings keep your teeth and veneers clean, healthy, and functioning as they should.
Be Careful with Food and Drinks
Excessive ice chewing or alcohol/tobacco consumption can react negatively with the veneer’s material and can cause discoloration or damage. You should be cautious when having drinks with dyes or when chewing hard foods.
Avoid Grinding/Clenching Teeth
These dental habits can be caused by medication, anxiety/depression, or bad habits. You should avoid grinding or clenching teeth to reduce damage to your veneers. Dr. Butler recommends that you wear retainers or a nightguard to help protect your veneers from chipping and breaking.
Be Mindful with Mouthwash
Mouthwash is usually a great way to help clean your teeth and reduce the risk of cavities. However, mouthwash often contains harmful chemicals that can discolor your veneers. We are happy to provide recommendations on a mouthwash that won’t harm your veneers.
Trust Twin Peaks Family & Cosmetic Dentistry with Dental Veneers!
Start fresh with dental veneers that fit your busy lifestyle. Call Twin Peaks Family & Cosmetic Dentistry in Longmont, Colorado, to get started today!