Dr. Aldo Leopardi, Denver Prosthodontist, has been using porcelain veneers to help straighten and whiten smiles for Greenwood Village area patients since 1999. Read on to learn how you can benefit from porcelain veneers. (Denver area patients can also schedule a private one-on-one consultation with Dr. Leopardi now by filling out our online contact form.)What are porcelain veneers?
A veneer places a thin layer of restorative material over a tooth’s surface to fill gaps, straighten smiles and correct other aesthetic conditions caused by cracking, tooth wear, misaligned teeth and tooth discoloration. Porcelain veneers are made from dental porcelain, a bio-compatible material that looks and feels like a natural tooth. Porcelain veneers can last between 10 and 30 years when cared for properly (i.e. brushing and flossing on a regular basis). Veneers typically require less shaping of the underlying natural tooth than crowns.
Why should I choose a prosthodontist for my porcelain veneers?
Denver dentists, as well as all licensed dentists throughout Colorado, are legally qualified to place porcelain veneers. However, using porcelain veneers to create healthy smiles with optimal aesthetic results is a challenging art and science that’s best accomplished by a specialist.
Prosthodontists are recognized by the American Dental Association (ADA) as experts in the aesthetic restoration of teeth with high regard for the appearance and function of your smile. A prosthodontist has an ethical and professional duty to take time to craft a treatment plan that preserves or improves your long term oral health, rather than merely simulating a straight smile with “instant orthodontics.”
What else should I ask my cosmetic dentist before receiving porcelain veneers?
Improving smiles with porcelain veneers is a specialized technique. The results you achieve depend heavily on the skill and experience of your cosmetic dentist when it comes to working with porcelain veneers. Before and after photos from actual patients are the best way to gauge your dentist’s abilities.
Want to know what result you can achieve with porcelain veneers? Denver-based Dr. Aldo Leopardi can explain your options during a private one-on-one consultation. Call 720.488.7677.