How porcelain veneers can enhance your smile!

If you find yourself covering your mouth when you laugh, smile, or talk with friends and family, you know how important a smile’s appearance can be when socializing. However, imperfections in the smile that make you feel self-conscious can be addressed with cosmetic dentistry services. At Kelley Family Dental Center of Albuquerque, New Mexico, Drs. Jonathan and Gretchen Kelley can assist with esthetic services such as porcelain veneers. Porcelain veneers are one of several esthetic treatment options available at our office for patients to use in enhancing their appearance.

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What is a porcelain veneer?

A porcelain veneer is best described as a thin tooth facing that is fabricated specifically for a patient to match their existing teeth while covering up a tooth that has an imperfection. Alternatively, composite veneers made with a composite resin can also achieve the same results but may not last as long as their porcelain counterparts. Porcelain veneers are natural-looking restorations that do not add bulk to the natural tooth and can completely disguise the following concerns:

  • Chipped tooth
  • Cracked tooth
  • Permanently stained tooth
  • Short or uneven tooth
  • Gapped teeth
  • Misaligned teeth

How can I obtain a natural-looking veneer?

The first step to veneers is a consultation appointment with Drs. Jonathan and Gretchen Kelley of Albuquerque, New Mexico. They take the time to talk with you about your desires and goals and evaluate your smile to decide if veneers are appropriate. In order to prepare the teeth for the veneers, some filling of the teeth may be needed to remove imperfections and allow the space in your mouth to add the veneer. They then use a state-of-the-art 3D scanner to send images of your teeth to the laboratory technician to fabricate the custom porcelain veneers. Patients then return for a second appointment to have our team bond the veneers in place for the final result. With proper care, our patients can expect their veneers to last many years!

Learn more about using porcelain or composite veneers to enhance your appearance!

If you have imperfections in the smile that make you feel self-conscious when you socialize with others, it may be time to talk to Drs. Jonathan and Gretchen Kelley of Kelley Family Dental Center about using veneers. Our Albuquerque, NM area practice is located at 4801 Montano Road NW, A3, and serves patients in the surrounding areas of Ventana Ranch, Taylor Ranch, Los Lunes, and Rio Rancho, NM. New patients can call 505-898-4504 to request a first visit with our team to discuss cosmetic, restorative, and general dentistry services available at the office.