Those flawless Hollywood smiles usually aren’t due to great genetics. Almost always, what you’re seeing are dental veneers. At Uptown Dental Associates in Albuquerque, NM, we’ve helped thousands of patients have the smile they’ve always wanted, and we can do the same for you.
The Ins, Outs, And “Ons” Of Dental Veneers
Dental veneers are very thin pieces of material that are affixed to the fronts of your teeth. The veneers are created to match the shade of your existing teeth if you’re having one or several done. If you want a brand-new beautiful smile, you can have veneers created in the exact shade of white that works for you and have them placed on all the teeth that show when you smile!
The veneer process usually, but not always, involves removing a very small amount of tooth enamel to make sure that the veneers don’t appear too thick, or “bubbly.” The procedure is both quick and painless.
At Uptown Dental Associates in Albuquerque, NM, we know that people differ in their preferences and their budgets just like their teeth differ. We’re happy to offer four different types of veneers:
- Lumineers: these well-known veneers are about as thick as a contact lens. Less enamel needs to be removed for Lumineers to be placed. Typically, Lumineers take as few as two visits to help your smile go from so-so to fabulous!
e.max Veneers: these all-ceramic veneers are very versatile and a great smile solution for many people
All-ceramic Veneers: Porcelain reflects light very much like your tooth enamel. Ceramic veneers are among the most natural-looking option]
No-Prep Veneers: Some people are uncomfortable with the idea of removing tooth enamel. No-prep veneers don’t require any enamel removal, making them a great option.
Smile Problems? No Problem!
Dental veneers can cover a host of minor smile flaws:
- Small gaps
- Cracks and chips
- Discolored and/or stained teeth
- Slightly crooked teeth
That gap between your front teeth that’s always bothered you and those deep stains that nothing will remove can disappear!
Kellie G.’s Story
If you’re wondering whether dental veneers can really make that big a change in your smile, just ask Kellie G.
“When I started coming here, I came because my last dentist had retired,” she said. “I was really self-conscious about my smile, because I had root canals when I was a teenager, so they were old. They were black on the bottom. They didn’t meet the gum line. When I smiled, you could see black, and so I was really self-conscious about that because I talk a lot and I smile a lot. That was just something that bothered me. Then I had some other teeth that just were not as white as I wanted them to be and they weren’t as straight. I didn’t never have braces when I was younger. I always hoped for that better smile.
“Dr. Shepherd was able to do Lumineers on all of my teeth and just change how I feel about myself and how it feels to smile around other people. It’s good. They don’t fade. They don’t break. They are just natural looking, and then they last. It was an easy process. I just took a week, made some impressions. Came back for the final to put them on and it was a new me. Felt great. I think that Dr. Shepherd is a fabulous dentist. The hygienist that I’ve had are all very gentle. They’re very thorough. They’re really good, and that they have so much to offer. The friends that I have had come, have had nothing but excellent things to say about him. What better feedback can you get?”
Get The Smile Of Your Dreams!
You’ll be amazed at the difference that dental veneers from Uptown Dental Associates in Albuquerque, NM can make in your smile! Call office today at 505-407-8781 or fill out our online form to request an appointment.