Your smile is often the first thing people notice about you. A beautiful smile is very appealing, and it can have a significant impact on how you present yourself. As many dental patients have discovered, there is a simple way to achieve the smile of your dreams -- with porcelain veneers. Provided by Colorado Premier Dental in Lakewood, CO, porcelain veneers can conceal imperfections in your teeth so you can smile with complete confidence.
Dr. Brian Polidori designs eye-catching smiles with veneers and other cosmetic dentistry techniques. We offer flexible financing options, including CareCredit℠ and Springstone℠. To find out if porcelain veneers are right for you, please contact our office today to set up an appointment with Dr. Polidori.
Veneers are very thin, porcelain shells that are custom fabricated, and designed to adhere to the front surfaces of your teeth. These restorations look just like luminous dental enamel, and are created to blend in naturally with surrounding teeth. Patients can choose veneers to enhance a few teeth or their entire smile, depending on the condition of the teeth and the individual's cosmetic goals.
There are many types of imperfections that can be concealed with this remarkable process. Chips, cracks, and discoloration on your teeth can be easily covered with beautiful porcelain veneers, and gaps between teeth can be closed. Irregularly shaped teeth can be reshaped and even elongated or shortened with veneers, giving you a more pleasing, symmetrical smile.
Patients are often amazed at the instant transformation that can be achieved with this virtually painless dental procedure, which can be completed in as little as two office visits. Veneers can be combined with teeth whitening and other aesthetic enhancements, if desired, for a complete smile makeover.
Dr. Polidori always begins with an exam and consultation, where he can determine whether veneers are a good choice to enhance your smile. Ideal candidates for porcelain veneers have healthy teeth and are free of gum disease. A highly experienced dentist and oral surgeon, Dr. Polidori can provide treatment for many dental conditions to improve your oral health and prepare you for cosmetic procedures.
To begin the veneers procedure, the doctor will provide a numbing anesthetic. Sedation options are available for especially anxious patients. He will then remove about ½ millimeter of enamel from the front surface of the teeth which were selected for treatment. An impression will be taken of the teeth and sent to our partner lab to guide the creation of your custom veneers.
At your second appointment, the new veneers will be placed and bonded to the teeth. The doctor will ensure a precise and comfortable fit, trimming the veneer and adjusting the color with bonding cement, if desired. The treated teeth are cleaned and lightly etched to optimize adhesion, then the wafer-thin veneers are secured into place.
Porcelain veneers resist staining and can provide an overall whitening, brightening effect. With proper care and regular professional cleanings, your new veneers can last a decade or more before needing to be replaced.
Colorado Premier Dental welcomes new patients from throughout the greater Denver area. With a full staff of hygienists and assistants, our entire team understands the importance of feeling proud of your smile. Please contact us today to schedule your appointment with Dr. Polidori and learn more about your candidacy for veneers.