Veneers – Lakewood, CO

Revamp Your Smile With Veneers

Close up of woman’s teeth with veneers

If you’re embarrassed by discolored, broken, or gapped teeth, you don’t have to pay for multiple procedures or undergo lengthy treatments to improve your smile. Veneers can turn the smile of your dreams into reality. They are versatile to address many common aesthetic concerns. In as few as 2 appointments, Dr. Henry can create a stunning smile that’s designed to last.

Why Choose Dedicated Dentistry for Veneers?

  • Advanced Training in Cosmetic Services
  • Personalized Treatment Plans
  • Natural-Looking Results

What Are Dental Veneers?

Model of veneer for lower tooth

A veneer is a thin shell bonded to the front side of a tooth to improve its color, size, and shape instantly. Bonding them to the teeth visible when smiling can cover many imperfections using one minimally invasive treatment. They can be a great option to treat:

  • Stains and discoloration
  • Chips or cracks
  • Gaps between teeth
  • Abnormally shaped teeth
  • Shorter than average teeth

You’ll need to have a consultation with Dr. Henry to ensure veneers are right for you. Depending on the results of his examination, you may need a little prep work, like fillings or gum disease therapy. You must have healthy teeth and gums to benefit from veneers.

The Process of Getting Veneers 

Woman at dentist for veneers

After any preliminary procedures, you’ll be scheduled for the first phase of your transformation. Your cosmetic dentist will clean your teeth and lightly etch the front surfaces. This is necessary to ensure a strong bond between your teeth and veneers. Porcelain allows veneers to be thinner than ever, so less of your tooth is removed. Not only will you preserve more of their structures, but the procedure is less invasive.

Once your teeth have been prepped, Dr. Henry will take an impression of your mouth, which is used to create your veneers. The dental lab will use your impression to craft your veneers to fit your teeth like gloves. It can take a couple of weeks, so Dr. Henry will attach temporary veneers while you wait to protect your teeth. You’ll also get to “try on” your new smile.

After your permanent veneers are sent back to the office, you’ll return to have your temporary ones removed. Dr. Henry will bond your final veneers to your teeth. You’ll walk out of the office with a flawless smile that can last for a decade or longer with the right aftercare, like brushing and flossing. Besides caring for your new smile at home, schedule a cleaning and checkup every 6 months.

The Benefits of Veneers

Woman with an attractive smile

There are more options than ever before, but veneers continue to rank among the most popular cosmetic procedures year and year. Veneers offer exceptional benefits, including:

  • Results that look and feel natural
  • Minimally invasive procedure
  • Treat many concerns simultaneously
  • Quick results
  • An average lifespan of 10+ years
  • Cost-effective solution
  • Easy maintenance and care

If you’re tired of feeling embarrassed by your smile, you can have the picture-perfect smile you desire with veneers. Request your consultation through our website, or call (303) 951-8414 to schedule an appointment.

Understanding the Cost of Veneers

Money in a set of white teeth

While it’s easy to get people excited about the prospect of what veneers can offer them, they’re generally a little less thrilled about the cost. Thankfully, we’ll be happy to spend as much as time as you need talking with you about finances until we find a solution that fits your budget.

If you want to know more about the price of veneers, and cosmetic dentistry in general, here’s some information you may find useful.

Cost VS Cosmetic Dentistry: What’s Right for Me? 

Someone pointing to their smile

As you may know, veneers are far from the only cosmetic dental treatment available to you. If you’re concerned about the cost of veneers, you may be interested in pursuing other methods of improving your smile.

For one, direct bonding can be an inexpensive method of covering up damage or aesthetic flaws in your teeth. Teeth whitening is also an affordable method of drastically changing how your smile looks, providing you with a smile up to eight shades whiter than before. However, each of the more inexpensive options are limited in what they can achieve.

We also offer Invisalign, which can completely change the alignment of your smile, which offers substantial aesthetic and health benefits. When it’s all said and done, this is usually less expensive than a mouth full of veneers.

Speaking of, veneers are usually the most expensive form of cosmetic treatment that you can get. However, it’s hard to argue with the results that they can give you. They can do some form of each of these things, changing the color, shape, and alignment of your smile.

How to Make Veneers Affordable

Pile of coins next to a tooth

It’s also worth noting that we have options available to you that can make veneers much more affordable for you. For one, we accept financing from CareCredit, an institution that can split the cost of care into low-interest monthly payments.

We also have an in-house membership plan through KLEER which, for either a monthly or yearly fee, offers a 20% discount on every service that you receive from us.

We’ll be able to talk to you about all of your financial options when we meet you, so if you’re interested in veneers, give us a call today.

Veneer FAQs

Young woman pointing to a color slide

Veneers can represent a massive transformation in the shape and feel of your smile. Those changes will obviously be for the better, but it’s natural to be a little bit nervous before undergoing that kind of change.

We’ll be able to talk with you extensively about the process of getting veneers at your consultation. However, if you want to learn more about this cosmetic treatment before meeting in person, here are answers to some common questions we get about veneers.

How Long Do Veneers Last?

While everyone is obviously different, veneers routinely last over a decade, with an overwhelming majority of them lasting as long as 15 or 20. Usually when they fail, it’s due to a crack or fracture in the veneer, so you can increase their lifespan by both caring for them daily and making sure that you don’t bite down on anything hard.

How Many Veneers Will I Need?

In some cases, you may need only one or two veneers to cover especially problematic teeth. We’ll be able to make the veneers match the rest of your smile so that they can blend in perfectly.

However, most people interested in veneers are looking for more substantial dental work. Ideally, your new smile should be consistently beautiful all the way across your visible teeth. When you smile, it’s optimal for there not to be any yellow or imperfect teeth peeking out. Everyone is different, but most people need around 6 to 8 veneers to get this result.

Some people, however, may need as many as 10 or 12 to cover their entire smile. We’ll be able to give you a more detailed estimate when we meet you in person.

Can You Whiten Veneers?

Professional teeth whitening is typically done by layering a specialized whitening gel onto your teeth. These kinds of solutions soak into the pores on your enamel and lift stains that have set into them.

However, the porcelain that most veneers are made out of is considerably less porous than your enamel. As a consequence, whitening gels do not work on them. If your veneers become discolored, you’ll need to replace them.

Moreover, the whitening solution will still be able to affect your natural teeth, meaning that you could end up with an unevenly white smile if you go through with whitening after getting veneers. For that reason, it’s typically recommended that you whiten your teeth beforehand and get veneers color matched to the whitened smile.

Do Veneers Feel Like Real Teeth?

Your veneers will be meticulously sculpted to fit your smile, and are made of a high-quality porcelain that should be smooth and feel pleasant. They’ll also be perfectly flush with your natural teeth once you have a tiny amount of your natural enamel removed.

All this is to say that veneers should feel completely natural once they’re in place, and once you’re used to them being there. After a while, you’ll forget that they aren’t your real teeth!