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.
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"If you’ve ever felt anxiety about going to the dentist - look no more! Alpine Dental Arts provides a dentist, Justin Becerra, DDS, and staff that will ease your worries! My husband and I had been discussing changing our dentist. A friend of our family was insistent that we give her dentist a try, because her entire family was so impressed with them. My husband and I decided to give Alpine Dental Arts a try, and we actually signed up with a new dental plan to make that happen.We were NOT disappointed ~ Dr Becerra and his staff are amazing! We all know how important the front desk is for first impressions and accommodations. Ramona and Kathy are very welcoming to each and every client, greeting them by name. They are very knowledgeable on dental procedures, and are always willing to assist with all insurance needs. They share a great sense of humor, as does the entire staff, which always helps to make you feel a little more relaxed and comfortable, especially in a dental office.I had the pleasure of having my first 6 month checkup/cleaning done by Crystal. She did a fabulous job with cleaning my teeth, and I told her that she was the first hygienist to clean my teeth without any discomfort. After my cleanings, I leave their office feeling like I had not been to the dentist. Crystal is very professional, does a great job as a hygienist, and is very calming. I have not had the pleasure of working with Joan, but I’m sure she is just as accommodating and professional.Then there is Barb, who has totally turned my life around with a beautiful smile! She accomplished this without me having to go through expensive braces or invasive procedures. I’m 65, and had pretty much planned on dealing with my teeth as they were from here on out. Over the years, they had turned yellow, and it was difficult for me to smile when having my picture taken. The tops of my front lower teeth had been chiseled away by my teeth grinding. I had two upper, pointed canines that had open spaces between nearby teeth. I finally decided to have my teeth whitened professionally, since the over the counter products didn’t seem to do the job. Barb was so patient and explained the whitening process very thoroughly. During my followup visit, she suggested I might be interested in having some bonding work done on the above mentioned problem areas. I wasn’t even aware of such procedures. She actually performed a quick sample of the procedure on my teeth so I would have an idea of what it would look like (before and after). Needless to say, I had the procedures done by Barb, at a low cost. She was very careful, and it was obvious she is a perfectionist. She wanted everything placed perfectly and shining. It was a very simple and quick procedure, with no pain, and no novocaine. It did wonders for my self-esteem!The newest member of the team, Justin Becerra, DDS, replaced the previous and wonderful Steven Anundsen, DDS (who retired). Dr Becerra is amazing as well. Both my husband and I felt very comfortable with Dr Becerra, and both agreed that he is definitely well educated in his field. He kept the incredible staff, which was encouraging to their clients, right from the start. He is very professional, and joins the entire staff with the ability to enlighten your day. Kudos to Alpine Dental Arts!"- C.D. / Google / Sep 06, 2018
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.