One fast method to make over your smile and conceal crooked, chipped, stained, or decayed teeth is using porcelain veneers at Alpine Dental Arts. Cosmetic veneers are thin covers created with porcelain, which are secured to the front of the teeth to enhance the appearance of your smile. Offering personalized veneers and no-prep veneers, Dr. Justin Becerra will aid in improving the size, color, length, and/or shape of the teeth. Make a consultation at our Lakewood, CO office to find out more information about veneers and decide if they're appropriate for your smile goals.
Traditional vs. No-Prep
At Alpine Dental Arts we provide both traditional porcelain veneers as well as no-prep porcelain veneers. Unlike with traditional veneers, no-prep veneers do not require that the teeth be reduced or shaved down prior to the application of the veneers. Instead, the no-prep veneers are bonded directly to the natural tooth. With traditional veneers, some enamel is removed from the teeth before the veneers are applied. During your initial consultation, Dr. Becerra will advise you about which type of veneer with provide you with the best possible results to create your desired smile.
Veneers may be used to rapidly cover stains and chips in your teeth, improve worn down or misaligned teeth, and fix teeth that are abnormally spaced or shaped. At Alpine Dental Arts, your veneers will be custom created to fit snugly over your teeth for an appealing and natural look. During your consultation, Dr. Becerra will listen to your objectives and concerns so he can personalize your procedure. Dr. Becerra may also see whether you're a good candidate for veneers by assessing the total health of your mouth. You shouldn't have symptoms of gum disease, or routinely grind your teeth and clench your jaw.
What To Expect
Once you've decided on your personalized treatment program with Dr. Becerra, he will take digital or physical impressions of your teeth. Your veneers may be made in our office using same-day technology as you wait, or your impressions could be sent to a dental lab where your veneers will be made from high-quality porcelain. As soon as your veneers are prepared, Dr. Becerra will carefully take off a little bit of enamel from your teeth if traditional veneers have been chosen during the consultation process. This both allows room for the porcelain veneers and can enhance the bond for a more natural outcome that lasts longer. When your porcelain veneers are secured, Dr. Becerra may make small adjustments so that your veneers fit comfortably.
Since getting dentures typically doesn't require anesthesia, you ought to be able to resume your daily tasks following your appointment. You might experience sensitivity to cold and hot meals for a couple of days, but that should fade away. Veneers should be cared for just like your own natural teeth with daily flossing and brushing. While cosmetic veneers are stain resistant compared to the natural teeth, you still need to stay away from staining drinks and food to keep your veneers white. To prevent damaging your veneers, you shouldn't chew on hard objects, like your fingernails or ice. Continue to schedule dental examinations and cleanings at Alpine Dental Arts so that we can track the condition of your veneers, natural teeth, and general oral health. Dr. Becerra will be able tell you if your veneers need to be replaced or repaired.
Porcelain veneers are an elective treatment, so they're typically not covered by dental insurance. Alpine Dental Arts does take many payment options, such as low-interest medical financing, to help make your veneers more affordable. During your consult, Dr. Becerra will personalize your treatment plan to meet your needs and budget, and a member of his team will discuss a quote for your veneers and explore your payment choices.
Enjoy the confidence of a gorgeous smile with custom porcelain veneers at Alpine Dental Arts in Lakewood, CO. With a variety of treatment options to fit your needs, Dr. Becerra can help you easily enhance the appearance of your smile with veneers. To get more information about veneers, make an appointment with Dr. Becerra.