Porcelain veneers are custom-made porcelain shells designed to cover the front surface of a tooth and, ultimately, improve its appearance. A standard go-to within cosmetic dentistry, this is a fantastic way to address a range of aesthetic problems, such as tooth discoloration or chipping, as well as ultimately working to strengthen the tooth itself. 

Here at Aspen Smile, we’re proud to offer high-quality, modern porcelain veneers to patients across Aspen, Colorado and surrounding areas. Our solutions are easy, pain-free, and guaranteed to provide a natural finish that puts the smile back on your face. But, what exactly does this treatment look like, and how does that benefit you and your dental health overall?


Dental veneers: The procedure

Whether to address aesthetic issues or improve the appearance of a root canal treatment or a large filling, porcelain veneers are installed in a straightforward procedure with no drilling required. Instead, this treatment is a surprisingly simple three-step process that involves –

1. Diagnosis and planning

During your first visit, our dentists will conduct a thorough examination to ensure that dental veneers are the right solution. This initial consultation will likely involve x-rays and perhaps even molds of the teeth on which you’d like porcelain veneers fitted.

2. Preparation

For guaranteed security, porcelain veneers should be applied to a smooth and even surface. What’s more, the tooth in question will need to be reshaped to the thickness of that veneer to ensure a natural finish. At your next appointment, our dentists will, therefore, reshape the surface of the tooth, trimming the enamel before making a model from which to create a veneer. They’ll then likely fit a temporary veneer until your next appointment. 

3. Bonding

Creating your porcelain veneer will typically take around 2-4 weeks, after which time your third and final appointment will involve finally bonding that veneer onto your tooth. During this appointment, your dentist will trim the veneer to ensure a perfect fit before securing it using specialist cement. They may also ask you to book a further appointment in a few weeks to check on your gums and general placement.


The benefits of porcelain veneers

Professionally installed porcelain veneers offer many benefits to patients and are a treatment well worth considering if you’re unhappy with the tooth’s appearance but don’t wish to undergo more invasive procedures. Most notably, porcelain veneers enable you to enjoy –

  • Improved dental appearance
  • Stain resistance
  • A natural finish
  • Strengthening of potentially damaged teeth
  • And more


Contact Aspen Smile for porcelain veneers today

Our dentists at Aspen Smile have been proudly serving the Aspen Colorado community since 1984. They offer a wide range of quality cosmetic procedures, including porcelain veneers that are guaranteed to put the smile back on your face. Our office, tucked among the beautiful Aspen mountains, is a home away from home and ensures that you have something striking to look at while we make your teeth beautiful once more. To discuss your options and understand precisely what porcelain veneers can do for you, contact our team today at (970) 925-6565.