Veneers are a popular cosmetic dental procedure that many think are for the rich and famous. Many people like you, however, get veneers for a variety of reasons whether it be that they aren’t satisfied with their smiles or they’re in professions where their smile is in the spotlight.

What Are Veneers?

Veneers are thin, custom-made coverings of tooth-colored materials designed to go over the front surface of your teeth to enhance your appearance. These coverings, or shells, are bonded to the front of the teeth whereby changing the tooth’s color, shape, size, or length.

Dental veneers can be made from porcelain or from resin composite materials. The composite resin veneers are bonded to metallic properties that often create a noticeable metallic “seam” where the tooth and gum line meet. For this reason, many people choose the porcelain veneers instead. Porcelain veneers resist stains better than resin composite veneers. They also reflect light in a more natural way than resin composite veneers do. Resin composite veneers are thinner and require less of your tooth surface to be removed for application.  You should consult with our dentists to go over which type of veneer will be best for your preferences and dental needs.

Do You Need Veneers?

Veneers can better anyone’s smile. They can enhance your smile and make it the best it can be. If you’re on the fence about whether or not veneers are right for you, the first thing to consider is whether you need veneers. To help you determine this, here are some questions to ask yourself:

  • Are you unhappy with your smile?
  • Do you have cracked or chipped teeth?
  • Do you have permanently discolored teeth?
  • Do you have gaps between your teeth?
  • Do you have worn down teeth?

If you answered “yes” to any of the above questions, veneers may be right for you. Veneers are permanent and can’t be removed, so it is important to be sure that you want and need veneers. They also require great, consistent oral hygiene and care. You must be sure that you can devote the time and effort into maintaining your veneers. Be sure to schedule an appointment with one of our dental specialists to go over your veneer options and how veneers can enhance your smile.

Deciding on getting veneers is a big, but well worth it decision. Our dental professionals are knowledgeable about veneers and have great experience with their application. Schedule a consultation with Artistic Smiles today to go over your veneer options.

If you need restorative or general dentistry services as a first step in enhancing your smile, you’ll find them both at Artistic Smiles. At Artistic Smiles, we do all we can to keep your natural teeth and make sure they get the care needed to maintain their health, look and functionality. We also specialize in on-lays and in-lays to make your teeth look stunning.

Exciting Updates from Artistic Smiles!

After three decades of serving Longmont, CO with exceptional dentistry, Dr. Cliff Rogge is officially retiring.

While we are sad to see him go, rest assured our current patients will be in good hands moving forward.

Dr. Chris Goldtrap will carry on the legacy at Artistic Smiles, continuing to keep your smiles healthy and happy.

Dr. Goldtrap is currently accepting new patients, so schedule your appointment today!

In the meantime, we have more big, exciting changes coming in the next few months, so check back again soon.

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