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What are Veneers?

Veneers are layers of porcelain which are adhered to your teeth. To accommodate the veneer, the enamel on your teeth has to be reduced. Because they are thicker than lumineers, veneers can be created with more cosmetic enhancements than their thinner counterparts. Patients who want to maximize the aesthetic characteristics of their smile typically opt for veneers. They are a beautiful solution for enhancing your smile in a way that looks completely natural

During the preparation process, an anesthetic is used before the removal of enamel. It is a permanent process, because enamel cannot be replaced. Our dentists take every precaution to ensure your veneers stay bonded to the tooth. Issues can arise if veneers come loose, requiring emergency dental intervention. Because of these risks, many patients opt for lumineers.

What are Lumineers?

Lumineers are the latest type of veneer, an artificial covering applied professionally over your teeth by a cosmetic dentist. They correct the appearance of cracked, gaped, chipped, and discolored teeth. The difference from veneers is that there is no grinding of the natural tooth involved. The patient won't need a shot because the drilling is very minimal-lumineers are extremely thin. They can cover both the inside and outside areas of your bite, depending on what needs to be repaired or strengthened.

The process takes only two appointments. At first, our dentists polish jagged or rough edges on your teeth before taking an exact impression for the lab.

During each appointment, the lab will work to create your new smile. Finally, during the second and last appointment, the lumineers are adhered to your teeth. Then, you're free to dazzle the world with your new smile!

Are you considering veneers or lumineers in Colorado Springs to improve and lighten your teeth? Request an appointment online or call us at 719-528-6100 to schedule a no-cost consultation and x-ray. The Dr's at Rogers and Platt Dental would be happy to show you how Rogers and Platt Dental can use lumineers to brighten your smile. Call Rogers and Platt Dental in northern Colorado Springs, Colorado today!