Veneers in Colorado Springs, CO
For patients searching for a quick and effective solution to enhance the appearance of their smiles, veneers offer a versatile option. Seamlessly concealing a variety of imperfections, these custom-crafted shells create radiant and confident smiles without the need for extensive orthodontic treatments. At the Mini Dental Implant Center of America in Colorado Springs, we offer various cosmetic treatments because we know how a smile transformation can affect a patient’s life. That is why we provide porcelain veneers as a reliable choice for those looking to improve the appearance of their smiles.
What Are Dental Veneers?
Imagine your teeth are like a dress right off the rack—functional, but not a perfect fit for everyone. Getting dental veneers is like taking that dress to a seamstress and custom-fitting it to perfection. With the skill of an experienced dentist like Dr. Bashi, veneers can transform your smile, ensuring it looks its absolute best.
Veneers are thin shells meticulously designed to cover the front surface of your teeth. Their primary purpose is to improve the appearance of your teeth, whether you’d like to change their color, shape, size, or length. While veneers can be made from different materials, the strongest and most long-lasting ones are made from porcelain.
Porcelain veneers have many benefits, including:
- Aesthetic appeal: Porcelain has a natural tooth-like appearance. Its translucent quality closely mimics how natural teeth reflect light, ensuring your smile looks natural and radiant.
- Durability: Porcelain is strong and long-lasting. With proper care, your custom-made shells can last for many years.
- Stain resistance: Unlike natural teeth, porcelain is resistant to stains. It makes maintaining a bright smile easier, even if you enjoy a daily cup of coffee or tea.
Are Porcelain Veneers Right for You?
While porcelain veneers are a fantastic option, it’s important to understand their full scope. First, it’s important to note that the procedure is not reversible. The procedure requires Dr. Bashi to remove a small layer of enamel so the veneers can fit snugly. Because enamel isn’t a living tissue, it doesn’t grow back naturally.
While veneers deliver transformative aesthetic improvements, it’s important to note that they do not address underlying dental issues such as tooth decay or gum disease. They are a cosmetic enhancement rather than a comprehensive solution to dental health concerns.
Another consideration is that some patients may experience heightened sensitivity to hot or cold sensations following veneer application. This temporary sensitivity is common, but it typically resolves over time.
Finally, maintenance plays a vital role in ensuring the longevity of veneers. Although these dental enhancements are durable, they are not indestructible. We advise patients to avoid habits that could potentially impact the integrity of the veneers, such as biting their nails or chewing on ice. Attending regular dental checkups and maintaining proper oral hygiene are important in extending the lifespan of these porcelain shells.
The Porcelain Veneers Process
Your Initial Consultation
We understand that each patient has their own dental goals and smile vision. Under the care of Dr. Bashi, our process is tailored to meet individual needs. Your initial consultation will begin with a discussion of your goals and preferences and an explanation of the veneer process. We’ll make sure that veneers are right for you before proceeding. If you are looking for a more subtle and reversible option, dental bonding may be a suitable alternative.
Preparing Your Veneers
If you decide that veneers are right for you, we will prep your teeth for your custom-made shells. This involves gently roughening the surface of the tooth to ensure a perfect fit. Don’t worry about discomfort—filing down a fine layer of enamel doesn’t hurt. In most cases, Dr. Bashi doesn’t even need to use a local anesthetic.
After preparation, Dr. Bashi will take detailed impressions of your teeth so technicians can craft your custom veneers at a specialized dental lab. While your custom-made shells are being prepared, you will be fitted with a temporary set to protect your natural teeth.
Typically, it takes around two weeks for your custom shells to return from the lab. Once ready, Dr. Bashi will carefully bond the veneers on your prepared teeth, securing them in place.
Enhance Your Smile With Dr. Bashi
Ready to transform your smile? Contact us today to discover the potential of porcelain veneers. We’re dedicated to offering you a customized experience, ensuring your smile radiates confidence and beauty.
Schedule your complimentary consultation, and let Dr. Bashi guide you through the process with a personalized plan designed to enhance and rejuvenate your smile.
Frequently Asked Questions
No, you shouldn’t feel any pain during this minimally invasive procedure. During the time between enamel preparation and the veneer application, some people may experience a bit of sensitivity. However, we’ll give you a temporary set to protect your teeth during this short period. This helps alleviate any discomfort and ensures a smoother transition to your final veneers.
In some cases, patients may feel a bit sore in the gums and jaw after placement. However, the discomfort is generally mild and diminishes in a few days.
The cost of veneers can be influenced by factors like the number of custom shells required and the materials chosen. While many insurance plans do not offer coverage for purely cosmetic procedures, we recommend checking your policy details with your insurance provider, as coverage can vary.
To assist our patients, we offer financing options through various companies, allowing you to manage the cost of veneers with manageable monthly payments. We encourage you to schedule a free consultation with our team to discuss your specific needs and explore the options available for achieving your desired smile transformation.
Porcelain veneers are remarkably durable. However, if your veneer breaks, call our offices as soon as possible. If you notice cracks or breaks in your porcelain veneers, we recommend considering replacement rather than attempting repairs. Cracks can weaken the structure of the veneers, and replacing them ensures a more effective and long-lasting solution.