A veneer is a wafer-thin covering that is cemented or cured onto your existing tooth. They can fill gaps, repair chips, and cover staining.
Porcelain veneers are made in a lab or fabricated using a special CAD/CAM milling machine. They are very strong and designed to resist staining. Dr. Lipe will remove a small amount of enamel to accommodate the thickness of the veneer. Impressions will be made, and they will be inserted using a light-cured cement or resin.
Composite Resin Veneers
Composite veneers are done chairside, and are bonded immediately to your natural teeth. They can generally be done in one visit. Less enamel needs to be removed than with a porcelain veneer, but will be prepared in the same way. They aren’t as strong as porcelain veneers, but they can usually be repaired in-office without the need for a new veneer to be made.
Caring for your veneers
No matter the material, veneers must be treated delicately to avoid chipping and staining.
Avoid staining, sticky, or hard foods that can fracture or chip your veneer allowing bacteria and decay to creep in.
Maintain your regular dental appointments and homecare routine to ensure the life and beauty of your veneers.
Why get veneers?
If your mouth is healthy and intact, but you don’t like the look or shape of a few teeth, veneers may be a great option because they remove less tooth structure and require minimal anesthesia.
Dr. Lipe’s office is nearby in Denver, CO and his staff are ready to find a time that works for you to come in. Call (303) 744-0600 to schedule an appointment.
In need of immediate care?
Dr. Lipe provides emergency phone consultation services after working hours and on weekends. Call (303) 744-0600