Teeth Veneers

Porcelain Veneers at El Paso Modern Dentistry
Veneers correct a variety of tooth imperfections. Our staff at El Paso Modern Dentistry can help you achieve that professional smile in just two office visits. Veneers can fill gaps between teeth and cover teeth that are chipped or worn, permanently stained, poorly shaped or slightly crooked. Enrique Darancou, DDS will evaluate your smile and show you the difference veneers can make.

A teeth veneer is a thin, custom-made, tooth-colored shell. It is made of porcelain to give it the same opaque coloring we recognize in teeth enamel, so it does not have a chiclet or fake look. Tooth veneers are designed to cover the front side of your most visible teeth. They are attached by removing a small amount of enamel from the tooth and permanently bonding the veneer to the tooth.

Teeth Veneer Process

For most patients, teeth veneers are placed over two office visits.

First Office Visit

The first visit is the consultation; once the patient has agreed to treatment, we can then take some preparatory steps during this visit. We will:

•  Discuss Needs: Teeth veneers can be used to disguise a number of problems in teeth. They can be used to hide chips, fractures, gaps, stains, sizing and more. Teeth veneers are ideal for patients who have experienced intrinsic staining that cannot be whitened away such as stains that come from fluorosis or certain medications. Some patients may want a teeth veneer on one, multiple, or even all eight of their front teeth.
•  Take Impressions: We will take impressions of your current teeth, including the neighboring teeth, for size and spacing. We will include information such as the needed length, width, and coloring needed for the veneer to work well with your bite and to match neighboring teeth.
•  Prepare the Natural Tooth: The teeth veneer is thin, but will still add bulk to the tooth, we will need to shave and shape the natural tooth to allow space for the veneer. It should be noted that this reduction in enamel and shaping is a permanent alteration to the natural tooth.

Once the teeth are prepared, we will place temporary veneers over your teeth to reduce any discomfort either from sensitivity or just due to the changes in your appearance. The impressions are sent to a dental lab for fabrication; it can take one to two weeks to receive the finished product.

Teeth veneers can be placed on any eight of your front teeth. Though they are highly durable, they should not be placed on teeth that are more active in the chewing process.

Second Office Visit

Once we have received the completed veneers from the dental lab, we will contact you to schedule your second appointment for placement. We will remove the temporary veneer, clean the area and check the fit. We can make any necessary adjustments to ensure a precise fit and look at this time. After we have determined the correct bite and fit, we will then cement the permanent veneer into place. The cement bond is strong and highly durable, though we will check the bond with every dental exam moving forward.

Patients love the look that teeth veneers can provide.

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El Paso, TX 79912

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