Chips, stains, gaps, and other cosmetic concerns can impact the appearance of your smile, making you self-conscious about your teeth.
Thanks to porcelain veneers, Dr. Jason Streeter can mask imperfections with natural-looking results that last for years with proper care.
Learn how a visit to our Colorado Springs, CO, dental practice can revitalize your smile…
A Versatile Solution
Problems That Porcelain Veneers Can Treat
A veneer is an ultra-thin porcelain shell that is placed over the front of a flawed tooth. The procedure can treat all kinds of cosmetic issues that affect people’s smiles.
Chips and Cracks
A veneer can easily mask minor fractures on the front teeth, making your smile look pristine.
Veneers can cover minor tooth misalignment, earning them the nickname “instant orthodontics.
A dental veneer effectively conceals stains and other kinds of stubborn tooth discoloration.
Unevenly shaped teeth can be addressed with one or two dental veneers for an enhanced look.
Veneers can eliminate small gaps and spaces between teeth, improving a person’s smile.
Well-placed veneers can help improve the symmetry and harmony of your smile.
Candidates for Porcelain Veneers
Understanding Basic Criteria
To qualify for porcelain veneers at Streeter Dental, patients need to meet certain criteria. We can discuss candidacy and cosmetic treatment alternatives during a consultation.
Patients’ concerns about a tooth or teeth should be primarily cosmetic in nature. Stained teeth can be treated, but discoloration from an infection cannot. Serious issues require restorative care.
A patient’s teeth should be in overall good health going into the procedure. There should be no deeper structural issues present that necessitate a restoration such as a crown, inlay, or onlay.
To place an ultra-thin veneer, a small amount of enamel is removed (usually less than 1mm). This provides a natural look. A lack of enamel means an alternative treatment is necessary.
The Benefits of Porcelain Veneers:
Porcelain veneers are so popular with patients and dentists because of a few key benefits. They essentially combine the advantages of multiple cosmetic dentistry procedures.
Veneers can treat many kinds of cosmetic problems. In fact, a complete smile makeover can be achieved using just a few porcelain veneers on their own.
The semi-translucent IPS e.max® material blends in seamlessly with the rest of the tooth. Even up close, people won’t be able to differentiate between veneers and natural teeth.
Durable Dental Materials
Increased Confidence in Your Smile
With custom veneers, patients can laugh and smile without self-consciousness. For people with careers that involve public interaction, the procedure can boost job performance.
The Porcelain Veneers Procedure:
A Guide Through the Process
Each patient is different, and we’ll provide a detailed rundown of the veneers procedure during a consultation at our Colorado Springs office. This step-by-step guide offers a general overview of the process.
The records appointment is a chance to discuss patient goals and expectations so that we can determine if veneers are right for you. Dr. Streeter or another member of our team will aslo take digital scans of your teeth
Mock-Ups and Models
Using the digital scans, we can create a preview of the final results of your treament. We can also use our 3D printer to create a model of this digital mock-up so our patients can provide feedback.
Prepping the Teeth
If the patient is satisfied with the mock-up and models of treatment, we can then prep their teeth. We’ll remove as little enamel as possible so the natural teeth remain strong and healthy.
After the enamel removal step, detailed digital impressions are taken for the fabrication process. This helps ensure the dental veneers fit properly once they’re in place.
In-Office Veneers Fabrication
Rather than traditional porcelain, our veneers are made from e.max material, which is sturdy and stain-resistant. We mill them at the practice, making treatment faster and more convenient.
When the custom e.max shells are completed, they are checked one last time for fit before they are secured in place. The results are immediate and offer an instant boost in your confidence
Pricing and Financing Information
Patients at our Colorado Springs office often have questions about the cost of treatment. Our team focuses on patient education and making sure they feel directly involved with the process.
Providing an Estimate
In order to provide an estimate, you will first need to meet with our team. The price varies based on the needs of the patient, the complexity of the case, and whether you combine procedures. As a purely cosmetic and elective treatment, veneers are not covered by insurance.
Discussing Your Concerns
We take time to discuss the pros and cons of the procedure, and suggest affordable alternatives when needed. Dental bonding, for example, offers a lower-cost solution in some cases. We are here to listen and to use our insight to help you.
Picking a Payment Option
Monthly payment plans can put the cost of cosmetic dentistry treatments within reach on any budget. We accept all major credit cards, offer patient financing through CareCredit® and GreenSky®, and provide in-house discount plans.