A porcelain veneer can be made to successfully simulate the look of natural tooth enamel. Porcelain is often associated with fine china and so may be thought of as something so delicate that it must be protected from breakage. The fact is that porcelain can be quite resilient and it is stain resistant as well, making it excellent veneer material.
If a preliminary consultation with your dentist determines that a veneer is the best solution for your issue the next step will be to describe the procedure and discuss your expectations. Your dentist may use “cosmetic imaging” to actually show you a picture of what your veneer will look like.
A dental veneer is composed of several thin layers of porcelain that are fitted over the tooth. In order to make room for the layers and make them look more natural, a small part of the tooth’s enamel will need to be removed. The porcelain is then bonded to the tooth with a coat of resin which is set with a finishing light.
A porcelain veneer can be used in many ways. It can improve the shape or situation of a tooth. It can also close the gap between your two front teeth or cover up a cracked one. A typical whitening solution may not work on some teeth. A veneer can be a successful alternative.
If you can identify with the situations described on the “patient transformations” page of the Southlands Dental website, call the office @ 720-886-0606 to consult with Dr. Looze.