Veneers, also called laminates, are thin, custom-made shells that are made to cover the front side of teeth to improve their shape, size, and color. Dr. Sean Kennelly may recommend dental veneers in Centennial, Colorado, if you have one or more of the following smile imperfections:
- Discolored teeth
- Worn down teeth
- Chipped, cracked, or broken teeth
- Slightly crooked or uneven teeth
- Irregularly shaped teeth
- Gaps or spaces between teeth
Before placing a veneer, our dentist will have a cosmetic consultation with you. Your smile goals will be discussed and our dentist will inspect your smile. A small amount of tooth enamel will be removed to prepare your tooth for a veneer. Our dentist will make an impression of your tooth so a veneer can be custom made for your smile. This impression is sent to a dental laboratory, where veneer construction takes 1-2 weeks. When the veneer is ready, our dentist will place it on your tooth to check its fit and color, and any necessary adjustments will be made. To prepare your tooth for bonding, it is cleaned, polished, and lightly roughened. A special cement and a curing light are used to bond the veneer to the front of your tooth. Lastly, our dentist will remove any extra cement, check the fit of the veneer, and make any necessary final adjustments.
To learn if veneers are right for you and to schedule a consultation, contact our dental office today!