Dental Veneers in Las Cruces, NM
Do you hide your smile due to the chips, gaps, and stains in your teeth? When we smile, we increase happiness in ourselves and others around us, which is why Dr. Borham wants to help you achieve your dream smile.
Dental veneers are used to improve the cosmetic appearance of one or more teeth. They’re thin porcelain shells made to match the exact shape and color of your natural teeth. We can also bond whiter porcelain shells to your teeth as a substitute for traditional whitening services.
Am I a Candidate for Dental Veneers?
Dental veneers are a natural-looking way to eliminate imperfections in your smile. They blend in with your teeth so well that even celebrities such as Miley Cyrus and Ben Affleck have received this cosmetic solution to improve their smiles. However, you don’t have to be a celebrity to enjoy the benefits of veneers. They’re an affordable cosmetic option available to all our patients, especially with our convenient financing options.
Veneers may be the right solution for you if your teeth are cracked, chipped, uneven, gapped, or discolored.
The Dental Veneer Process
Choosing the right shape and shade of your new veneers is a crucial part of the process. Before you receive your veneers. Dr. Borham will use digital images and color matching tools to ensure you’re satisfied with your results.
During your procedure, your teeth will be prepped by Dr. Borham to make sure the veneers blend in seamlessly with the rest of your teeth. Since the veneer is about a half-millimeter thick, a small amount of tooth enamel must be removed so the veneer doesn’t stick out beyond your other teeth.
After your tooth is prepped, your veneer will be bonded to your existing tooth using dental cement. Once any extra cement has been removed and your teeth have been polished, you’ll leave your appointment with a beautiful, new smile.
Pros and Cons of Dental Veneers
Dental veneers can positively affect your life by giving you a smile that you’ll want to show to the world. Providing you with a healthy, appealing smile is one of our main goals at Mesilla Valley Family Dentistry and we want you to feel 100% comfortable with the services you choose. Here, we explain the pros and cons of veneers so you can decide if they’re right for you.
Veneers are long-lasting cosmetic solutions that will transform your smile. Their natural look makes it impossible for other people to tell that you’ve had dental work performed on your teeth.
Many of our patients rave about their newfound confidence after receiving the service and found that they’re more comfortable laughing and talking with others.
With dental veneers, you can receive a beautiful smile, and the process only takes a total of two appointments to complete.
While veneers last a long time, they don’t last forever. On average, they last about 15 to 20 years. However, if you do experience problems with your veneers, don’t hesitate to call and schedule a touch-up.
Veneers are less expensive than other services such as dental implants but can be more expensive than other cosmetic treatments. We do, however, work with many insurance providers and provide financing options to reduce the cost.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are porcelain veneers and how can they improve my smile?
Porcelain veneers are thin shells of tooth-shaped porcelain that are individually crafted to cover the front surfaces of your teeth. They’re very durable and won’t stain, making them a popular solution for those seeking to restore or enhance the beauty of their smile.
Veneers may be used to restore or correct the following dental conditions:
- Severely discolored or stained teeth
- Unwanted or uneven spaces
- Worn or chipped teeth
- Slight tooth crowding
- Misshapen teeth
- Teeth that are too small or large
Getting veneers usually requires two visits. They’re created from an impression (mold) of your teeth that is then sent to a professional dental laboratory where each veneer is custom-made to match the shape and color of your individual teeth.
Veneers are an excellent dental treatment that can dramatically improve your teeth and give you a natural, beautiful smile.
Is getting veneers painful?
No — Dr. Borham will apply a local anesthetic to numb your teeth and gums before the procedure, so you won’t feel any pain. You may experience some mild discomfort after your treatment, but this will should fade quickly. We also offer sedation options for patients who suffer from dental anxiety.
How long do veneers last?
Veneers can last seven to fifteen years, with proper care. Make sure to brush your teeth and floss every day, in addition to visiting your dentist at least twice a year. To help your veneers last, it’s also a good idea to avoid habits such as biting your fingernails or chewing ice cubes.
What if my veneer falls off or gets damaged?
If your veneer falls out or suffers any type of damage, don’t attempt to fix the issue on your own. Instead, call Dr. Borham right away and do your best to keep the veneer clean until he can see you.
Schedule Your Initial Consultation Today
If you’re ready to obtain a beautiful smile that will make you want to smile more, contact our office in Las Cruces, NM. Dr. Borham will evaluate your teeth and match them with a stunning set of veneers.