Dental Veneers Explained

Depiction of How Dental Veneers Work

Everyone wants beautiful, healthy teeth that will keep you smiling for a lifetime. Nature, however, sometimes has other ideas. You may have gaps in your teeth, or teeth that develop poor shape, an off color, or strange contours. Luckily, it’s easy for an experienced Albuquerque dentist to correct these minor cosmetic problems with dental veneers.

What is a dental veneer?

Porcelain dental veneers are wafer-thin pieces of porcelain that are individually shaped for each patient’s tooth. They look incredibly natural and are resistant to stains. Veneers are used both to improve a tooth’s aesthetics and to protect it.

How long is the process?

Patients usually need two or three appointments for the veneer procedure. First there is the diagnostic and planning appointment where you and your doctor will talk about your objectives and plan the procedure. The next appointment is either preparation in the case of ceramic veneers, or preparation and bonding in the case of resin veneers. Porcelain veneers are custom made in a lab for each tooth which can take several days. Bonding porcelain veneers takes place at the third and final appointment.

The Results

It may take a few weeks for you to get used to your newly shaped teeth, but after that, you’ll forget they’re there! You will enjoy a brighter, better looking smile that will boost your confidence and self esteem. Dental veneers require no special care beyond flossing and brushing, and with proper care should last many, many years.

If you’re bothered by the shape, color, size, or contour of your teeth, dental veneers may be the answer you’re looking for. Call LoPour & Associates DDS Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, where we give Albuquerque the highest quality dental care and cosmetic dentistry services! Dental veneers will help you love your smile again, let us help! Call LoPour & Associates to get all the details!