How Do Veneers Work?

Model showing the placement of a dental veneer.

Most celebrities are known for their gorgeous smiles. How do they do it? Is it just good genetics? Most of them have veneers! These porcelain shells hide any imperfections and create perfectly even, bright smiles. At our office, we offer two kinds of veneers that transform your appearance. How do veneers work?

What Are Veneers & What Do They Fix?

Dental veneers are thin shells of porcelain that bond to the front of your teeth, transforming their look. We use veneers to close small gaps between teeth, cover chips and cracks, and change a tooth’s shape. Veneers also cover discolored teeth and resist stains, so you don’t need to keep whitening your smile.

Veneers vs. Lumineers

Both veneers and Lumineers are thin porcelain shells, but they’re slightly different. With traditional veneers, we prepare your teeth by shaving off some of your enamel. This allows the veneers to sit flush against your teeth. The veneers are created by a lab, so each one is custom-made for your smile.

Lumineers are thinner than regular veneers, so we don’t need to remove any of your enamel. We bond Lumineers like regular veneers, but because your natural tooth is intact, we can remove the Lumineers if necessary. If you want the benefits of veneers but don’t want a permanent treatment, Lumineers are the way to go.

Can Anyone Get Veneers?

We can’t put veneers on severely decayed or damaged teeth. If you have untreated gum disease, the shells aren’t a good idea either. We’ll work with you to improve your oral health before considering cosmetic dentistry.

Veneers at Summit Family Dentistry in Littleton, CO

If you want a major smile transformation, veneers are a great choice! Their cost depends on factors like how many veneers you want. We’ll give you a price estimate before beginning any work and talk about ways you can fit veneers into your budget. We believe that everyone – not just celebrities – deserves their dream smile. Have questions or want to schedule a consultation? Please contact our office today!

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