What is a porcelain veneer?
A porcelain veneer is a thin, translucent shell of tooth colored porcelain that is bonded to a tooth to improve its color and shape. Porcelain veneers can be used to close spaces between teeth, lengthen small or misshapen teeth, or whiten stained or dark teeth. A porcelain veneer is created – custom made just for your teeth – by a well-trained laboratory technician. Dr. Gillis has advanced training in esthetic dentistry and is accredited by the internationally recognized American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD). Our office works very closely with a laboratory technician who is also accredited with the AACD to create ideal, long-lasting porcelain veneer restorations for you. We also specialize in restoring missing teeth with dental implants, and/or esthetic porcelain bridges as well as restoring severely damaged dentitions with a full mouth reconstruction.
How do we restore teeth with porcelain veneers?
It usually takes two appointments to restore teeth with porcelain veneers. During the first appointment, we shape the teeth as necessary. Porcelain veneers can be very thin, so sometimes very little or no preparation is needed! Then we take impressions of your teeth, which we use to make precise working models of your mouth. It’s on these models that we artistically craft your porcelain veneers to fit the prepared teeth. During the second appointment, we use a light cured adhesive to bond the porcelain veneers to your teeth. Once in place, porcelain veneers virtually become part of your teeth. You can use them like you would your own teeth, because the bond is extremely strong. The final result is beautiful and natural looking teeth!
What are you waiting for?
Call today to schedule your consultation with our office located in Grand Junction, Colorado. Our phone number is: 970 242-3635.
We’ll show you how cosmetic dentistry can allow you to have the kind of attractive, healthy smile you’ve always wanted.
Our office would love to answer your questions about porcelain veneers or any dental questions! Invest in your health and enjoy the benefits for years to come.