Porcelain Veneers

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If you’re unhappy with your smile because of broken, discolored, or irregularly shaped teeth, veneers may be the perfect solution for you. Porcelain veneers, also known as dental veneers, are thin shells of medical-grade ceramic that are attached to the front surfaces of teeth for an immediate smile transformation. They fall under the category of cosmetic dentistry because the main objective is to create a bright, white smile with beautifully aligned and shapely teeth. Meeting both aesthetic and functional needs, porcelain veneers have been on the rise as a popular dental procedure in recent years.

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How Do Veneers Work?

Veneers are ultra-thin shells of ceramic or a composite resin material, tailor-made to fit over the front surface of your teeth. Offering an optimal solution for those who wish to improve their smile, veneers are widely used to fix dental issues such as discoloration, chipped teeth, minor gaps, and irregularly shaped teeth.

Is It Better to Get a Crown or Veneers?

The choice between a crown and veneers really depends on the condition of your teeth and what you're trying to achieve. A dental crown is typically used when a tooth is damaged or decayed to the point that it cannot be fixed with a filling or other restoration procedure. Crowns cover the entire tooth and can hold together parts of a cracked tooth. Veneers, on the other hand, only cover the front surface of the tooth and are more of a cosmetic procedure. Veneers can correct minor chips, cracks, or discoloration. They can also fill gaps between teeth and make teeth appear straighter without braces.

Benefits of Veneers

There are several reasons why veneers are such a popular choice in cosmetic dentistry. First, they are remarkably resilient and can resist stains better than tooth enamel due to the high quality and strength of the materials used. With appropriate care, veneers can last anywhere from 10 to 15 years or more.

Secondly, porcelain veneers are custom-made to match the natural teeth of the patient. The color of the veneer material can be chosen to make dark teeth appear whiter and is specifically designed to improve the aesthetics of a smile. The porcelain laminate is incredibly thin and practically mimics the light-reflecting properties of natural tooth enamel, so it blends seamlessly with the surrounding teeth. 

Another significant benefit of porcelain veneers is that they offer a conservative approach to changing a tooth's color and shape. Unlike dental crowns, porcelain veneers don't necessitate extensive shaping before the procedure because they can be bonded to the tooth's front surface.

FAQs About Veneers

Do you have questions about veneers? Here are some of the most commonly asked questions we hear. If your question isn’t on the list, please reach out to us and we would be happy to assist you!

No, veneers are not permanent. While they are durable and can last many years, they will likely need to be replaced eventually. The lifespan of a veneer can greatly depend on how well you take care of your teeth and your dental hygiene habits.

Veneers do not require special care. Continue to follow good oral hygiene practices, including brushing, flossing, and rinsing with an antiseptic mouthwash. You should also avoid hard foods that might damage the veneers.

The cost of veneers can vary significantly depending on the material, geographic location, and the specific needs of the patient. On average, veneers can range from $950 to $3,000 per tooth. It's important to note that most dental insurance plans do not cover veneers as they're considered a cosmetic procedure.

Yes! Veneers can fix a variety of dental issues, such as discolored teeth, worn down teeth, chipped or broken teeth, misaligned teeth, uneven teeth, or teeth with gaps between them.

Porcelain veneers are generally considered the best type due to their durability, natural appearance, and resistance to staining. 

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Porcelain veneers are an excellent solution for those looking to improve their smile. If you’re looking for a dentist in Boulder who can answer your questions and determine if porcelain veneers are the right choice for you, contact Pearl Street Dental.

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