Dental veneers are used to cosmetically enhance the appearance of one or more teeth. Veneers are very thin porcelain or resin shells that are customized for a desirable color and shape. They are bonded to the surface of the teeth to reshape broken, misshapen or irregular teeth, as well as provide a solution for discolored teeth that do not respond to traditional whitening treatments. Smile Essentials patients with veneers typically achieve a natural tooth appearance that is well tolerated by the gums and also resistant to future stains.
Composite Bonded Veneers
This is a conservative procedure done in a single visit to improve the appearance of your smile. In many cases, Dr. Kittell won’t have to remove healthy tooth structures during this procedure. It’s a great and affordable way to get a beautiful smile in a day! Not everyone is a candidate for the composite bonded veneer. Schedule a visit today with Dr. Kittell for a cosmetic consultation.
Porcelain veneers are lab-fabricated veneers that give the ultimate aesthetic result. Dr. Kittell is passionate about giving her patients a beautiful smile and works with the best dental laboratory in Greenwood Village. Porcelain veneers are a conservative procedure with minimal tooth structure removal. Veneers are a great way to get that gorgeous white smile you have always wanted.
Frequently Asked Questions
Dental veneers may be right for you if you are looking for an alternative to crowns. Veneers can help you if you have gaps between your teeth or teeth that are broken, chipped, irregularly shaped or misaligned. To find out more about whether dental veneers are right for you, contact Dr. Kittell to schedule a consultation.
Before dental veneers can be placed on the teeth, their surface must be prepared for bonding. After administering a local anesthetic, Dr. Kittell will buff away approximately half a millimeter from the surface of the teeth. You’ll then bite into a mold that will be used to form your veneers in a dental lab. When the veneers are ready, you’ll return to Smile Essentials have them fitted, bonded and adjusted for shape and color.
There are many types of cosmetic treatments available, from in-office teeth whitening to total smile makeovers. The types of treatments available to you will depend on your overall goals, but may include professional whitening, tooth-colored fillings, bonding, crowns, veneers or dental implants.
Temporary veneers will be placed after the teeth are prepared. Special care will need to be taken while you wait for the permanent veneers to be made. Because veneers are usually placed over the course of two appointments, it is normal to experience some sensitivity between the first and second visit when the teeth have been reduced in preparation for bonding. At the final visit, the veneers will be permanently bonded to the teeth and you will have your beautiful new smile.