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Veneers In Colorado Springs, CO

What Are Veneers?

Veneers are shells made of porcelain that mask aesthetic imperfections and create the appearance of beautifully symmetrical teeth. Veneers can be used to cover up discoloration, fill in gaps, cover up chips or cracks, and change the overall appearance of the teeth. 

Maybe you have teeth that are too sharp, small, or jagged. With veneers, you can have the perfectly straight, stainless teeth you’ve always dreamed of. They look incredibly natural, are stain-resistant, and are highly durable.

The Veneers Procedure

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At your consultation, your Colorado Springs dentist will perform an oral exam to check for tooth decay and gum disease. If you have active oral health issues, these will need to be dealt with first. We can determine your eligibility for veneers based on the health of your teeth, your lifestyle, and the cosmetic issues you have with your teeth.

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Once we have received your veneers back from the dental lab, you will come in for another appointment. We will check the fit and appearance of the veneers and if everything checks out, we can bond them. Your teeth need to be etched first with an acidic solution that roughens the surface of your teeth. Then, dental cement is applied to the veneer and attached to your tooth. UV light cures the cement so it hardens onto your tooth.

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Next, we will need to file down ½ mm of enamel from your tooth. This is proportional to the thickness of the veneer and ensures that it will not stick out. A local anesthetic will be administered before we do any drilling. After we file down your teeth, we will take impressions to send to the dental lab that creates your veneers. They will use your impressions as a model for your veneers so they look natural. It usually takes a few weeks for your veneers to be created. In the meantime, you will wear temporary veneers.

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Schedule Your Consultation Today!

Interested in veneers? Contact us at Tuttle Family Dentistry today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Robert Colt or Dr. Brian Tuttle.