Our skilled cosmetic dentist may recommend dental veneers in Grand Junction or Glenwood Springs, CO, to remove imperfections in your teeth and give you the picture-perfect smile you have always dreamed of. This cosmetic treatment can enhance your smile and appearance in as little as two visits to JP Dental & Implant Center!

What Are Dental Veneers?

Dental veneers are thin, custom-made shells crafted from tooth-colored materials designed to cover the front surface of teeth to improve their appearance. These shells are bonded to the front of the teeth changing their color, shape, size, or length. Veneers are typically made from porcelain or resin composite materials and are permanently applied to teeth to create a bright, white smile. They offer a solution for a range of dental issues, including discolored, worn down, chipped, misaligned, uneven, or abnormally spaced teeth.

The Dental Veneers Process

The process of getting dental veneers typically involves two trips to the dentist — one for preparation and one to apply your veneers. Here is a breakdown of the process:

  • Consultation: The first step involves a detailed discussion with our cosmetic dentist about your expectations and the feasibility of using veneers to achieve your desired outcome.
  • Preparation: To prepare a tooth for a veneer, we will remove about half a millimeter of enamel from the tooth surface, which roughly equals the thickness of the veneer to be added. Before trimming the enamel, you might receive a local anesthetic to numb the area.
  • Impression: After the enamel is trimmed, our dentists will make a model or impression of your tooth. This model is sent out to a dental lab, which constructs your veneer. It usually takes two to four weeks for the veneers to come back from the lab.
  • Bonding: Before permanently cementing the dental veneer to your tooth, our dentists will temporarily place it on your tooth to examine its fit and color, making any necessary adjustments. The tooth will then be cleaned, polished and etched to allow for a strong bonding process. A special cement is applied to the veneer, which is then placed on your tooth. Once properly positioned, our dentists will apply a special light beam to the dental veneer, which activates chemicals in the cement, causing it to harden quickly.

Benefits of Dental Veneers

Dental veneers offer numerous benefits, making them a popular choice for those looking to improve their smile. Here are some of the key advantages:

  • Aesthetic Appeal: Veneers can dramatically improve the appearance of your teeth, giving you a brighter and more uniform smile.
  • Durability: Porcelain veneers are strong and long-lasting, with the potential to last for decades with proper care.
  • Stain Resistance: Porcelain veneers are highly resistant to stains from coffee, tea, smoking and wine.
  • Customization: Veneers are custom-made to fit your teeth, ensuring a natural and comfortable fit.
  • Minimal Enamel Removal: Unlike other dental restorations, veneers require a minimal amount of enamel removal, which is beneficial for your natural tooth structure.
  • Quick Transformation: The entire process can be completed in just a few visits, offering a quick path to improving your smile.

Make An Appointment

Contact us today to make an appointment with Dr. Brandon Wilcox or Dr. John P. Poovey and learn more about dental veneers in Grand Junction and Glenwood Springs, Colorado!