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Conceal Cosmetic Flaws
with Porcelain Veneers

Do cosmetic imperfections leave your smile looking lackluster? Patients with discolored, chipped, or misaligned teeth can have a beautiful, natural-looking looking smile in just two appointments with porcelain veneers. These custom-crafted, ultra-thin restorations are bonded to the front of the teeth to create a more uniform and symmetrical smile.

Dr. Christopher Gillette designs customized porcelain veneers at his office in Arvada, CO. Our team at Ward Road Dental offers deferred interest and no-fee financing options, including CareCredit®, to help patients with out-of-pocket costs.

What Can Porcelain Veneers Treat?

Even a healthy smile can look unhealthy. Our teeth often develop stains or chips over time even with attentive care. Porcelain veneers can effectively correct many such cosmetic flaws, including:

  • Chipped teeth
  • Cracked or fractured teeth
  • Tooth discoloration, including intrinsic stains
  • Gaps or spacing between teeth
  • Slightly misaligned teeth

In certain cases, veneers can even serve as a fast substitute for orthodontics.

There are some limitations, however. A small amount of enamel must be removed to make room for a veneer. Patients with thin enamel to begin with may want to consider other options, such as teeth whitening. Furthermore, patients looking into any cosmetic treatment must not have any tooth decay or gum disease. Because veneers are fairly thin, they are also usually recommended for the front teeth rather than the molars. 

The Treatment Process

To make room for the veneer, your dentist will remove a conservative amount of enamel from the front of your tooth.

We can prepare your tooth and place a veneer in two visits. Treatment is usually broken down into several stages: 

  • Initial consultation: During this first meeting, Dr. Gillette will assess your teeth and gums. After listening closely to your aesthetic concerns, he will design a personalized treatment plan to address your needs.
  • Preparing the teeth: To begin the treatment process, Dr. Gillette will buff the front surfaces of the teeth to remove tiny amounts of enamel. 
  • Dental impressions: Once your teeth have been prepared, we can take impressions. These are sent to a lab where a skilled ceramist can use them to fabricate customized veneers.
  • Temporary restorations: Because it takes about one to two weeks to craft your final restorations, we provide temporary veneers to protect your teeth in the meantime.
  • Placement of final veneers: When we receive your restorations from the lab, we will schedule you for another office visit to place final veneers. Once they are set, the doctor will check your bite and make any necessary adjustments.

Immediately afterward, you can leave our office with a dramatically improved smile.

If you are self-conscious about chipped discolored, or misaligned teeth, porcelain veneers may be a suitable treatment option

Results and Outcome

With proper care and maintenance, veneers can last upwards of 10 years. However, while incredibly durable, they are still vulnerable to the same types of damage as your natural teeth. Therefore, it is important to avoid chewing on ice, pens, pencils, and other hard objects. If your restorations are damaged, schedule an appointment with your doctor as soon as possible to repair or replace them.

Create Your Ideal Smile

If you are self-conscious about chipped discolored, or misaligned teeth, porcelain veneers may be a suitable treatment option for you. To learn more, contact our office online or call us at (303) 420-4001 and set up a consultation.

Location

Arvada Office

5610 Ward Rd.
Ste 120
Arvada, CO 80002

Open Today 8:00am - 4:00pm

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I was impressed by Dr. Gillette's honesty and willingness to work with me! The office is beautiful and his staff is friendly, thorough and kind.

Samantha P.

Arvada Office

5610 Ward Rd.
Ste 120
Arvada, CO 80002

Open Today 8:00am - 4:00pm
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