Greeley cosmetic dentist Dr. Melvin Benson places porcelain veneers to address a variety of cosmetic and dental health related concerns. Dr. Benson will sit down with you for a cosmetic consultation where you will talk about the goals you have for your smile. If veneers seem like a good choice, the next step includes a thorough examination of your teeth to determine whether you have strong enough enamel to support veneers.
About Porcelain Veneers
Often called an “instant smile makeover”, these thin shells of dental porcelain are affixed directly to the front of your teeth and can mask a wide range of flaws including:
- Chipped teeth or teeth with minor breakage.
- Gaps between teeth.
- Awkwardly spaced teeth.
- Misshaped teeth.
- Short teeth and teeth of uneven length.
- Stains and discolorations that do not respond to teeth whitening treatments.
About the Porcelain Veneer Procedure
Porcelain veneers generally take 2 – 3 visits to complete. After a comprehensive evaluation and consultation, Dr. Benson will prepare the teeth by removing a small amount of enamel from each tooth. An impression will be taken and you will be fitted with temporary veneers while your final restorations are being created. In approximately 2–3 weeks, your new porcelain veneers will be ready to be permanently attached to your teeth. After the dentist checks the fit and color and both you and the dentist are satisfied, a special bonding cement will be used to secure the porcelain veneers to your teeth.
Same Day Dentistry
In many cases, Dr. Benson can provide same-day dental veneers using E4D technology. Using highly accurate digital impressions, Dr. Benson can design, fabricate and place custom fit and color matched porcelain veneers in ONE visit to Integrated Dental Arts.
Minimal Prep Veneers
Many patients prefer not to have their enamel reduced and have the option of minimal-preparation veneers. This type of veneer is constructed of the same dental porcelain as traditional veneers, but of a thickness comparable to that of a contact lens. In some cases, placing this type of veneer requires no enamel preparation at all. However, because they are ultra-thin, minimal-prep veneers are not appropriate for certain cosmetic concerns such as moderate stains.
Porcelain Veneers FAQs
How much do porcelain veneers cost? The cost of porcelain veneers varies depending on the material used, number of porcelain veneers placed and specific condition of the patient. Before treatment, we will complete a full review of the procedure including the porcelain veneer cost. We offer convenient payment options including interest free financing through CareCredit for qualified patients.
How long do porcelain veneers last? Porcelain veneers are designed to last a lifetime. This longevity can be achieved with proper care and maintenance. That includes a proper at home hygiene routine and regular visits to the dentist for professional cleaning and examination.
Is the porcelain veneer procedure painful? Patients often worry about pain associated with porcelain veneers. We take steps to ensure that each patient undergoing treatment with porcelain veneers is comfortable and relaxed. It is common for patients to experience some mild sensitivity immediately following treatment. These symptoms generally subside within 1 – 3 days of treatment.