Porcelain Veneers Specialist

University Dental Arts

Cosmetic, General & Specialty Dentistry located in Downtown, Denver, CO

Porcelain veneers are a minimally invasive, natural-looking cosmetic option to cover chipped, uneven, or severely discolored teeth. At University Dental Arts in Denver, Colorado, David Redford, DMD, and the team use custom-made veneers to create picture-perfect smiles. If you want to take actionable steps to perfect your smile, call University Dental Arts or schedule a consultation online today.

Porcelain Veneers Q & A

What are porcelain veneers?  

Porcelain veneers are medical-grade ceramic facades that your dentist bonds to the fronts of your teeth. At University Dental Arts, Dr. Redford uses veneers to conceal a range of cosmetic imperfections, including:

  • Cracks and minor breaks
  • Chipped teeth
  • Intrinsic dental staining
  • Minor misalignment
  • Small gaps between teeth
  • Severely stained or discolored teeth 

Veneers can help remedy a wide range of cosmetic imperfections that can negatively affect your smile and self-esteem.

Am I a good candidate for porcelain veneers?

Porcelain veneers may be right for you if you have:

  • Good oral health
  • Good oral hygiene habits
  • Specific cosmetic or restorative goals
  • A sufficient amount of healthy enamel

Dr. Redford must treat conditions like gum disease before creating and placing your veneers. If he determines that veneers aren’t suitable for you, he can recommend other cosmetic procedures that can help you achieve your desired results.

What happens during the veneers procedure?

During your initial consultation, Dr. Redford evaluates your oral health and takes X-rays, photos, and dental impressions. You discuss your cosmetic goals, and he makes recommendations for the type of veneers that may work best for you.

Dr. Redford uses a safe and gentle procedure to remove a thin layer of tooth enamel to make space for your veneers to fit flush against your teeth. Then, he takes highly detailed impressions of your teeth and sends them to a trusted lab, where your porcelain veneers are custom-made to fit your teeth. 

Traditional porcelain veneers can take up to two weeks to create, so Dr. Redford provides temporary veneers to protect your teeth while your permanent restorations are made.

Once your veneers are ready, you have your second appointment at University Dental Arts. Dr. Redford ensures your veneers match your smile, preserving your natural bite and alignment before bonding them to your teeth.

What are the benefits of porcelain veneers?

Porcelain veneers provide a variety of significant benefits. Modern porcelain veneers look natural and lifelike. You don’t need to take any time off to recover, and your veneers can last for up to 10 years with proper care. Veneers are also easy to care for — you simply brush and floss them, just like your natural teeth.

If you’re interested in correcting your smile with custom-made porcelain veneers, call University Dental Arts or book online today.