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Porcelain veneers can cover imperfections at the front of the smile

Dr. Jamie Richard of Dentistry at Golden Ridge offers Golden, Colorado, area patients a wide selection of esthetic dentistry solutions for patients to consider. This includes porcelain veneers, which are a reliable and effective way of covering the smile’s imperfections.

What are porcelain veneers?

Porcelain veneers are a special type of dental restoration to improve the appearance of your teeth. They are typically made from thin layers of porcelain, which are permanently bonded to your natural tooth surface. Suppose you have imperfections in your smile that cannot be corrected with traditional cosmetic or restorative treatments, such as teeth whitening or fillings. In that case, porcelain veneers might be an excellent option for you! Porcelain veneers can correct various issues, including:

  • Dental stains caused by aging, smoking, or poor oral hygiene
  • Chipped or cracked teeth
  • Stains from medications or antibiotics taken during childhood
  • Gaps between teeth due to misaligned bite patterns
  • Minor tooth misalignment

What is the process of obtaining one or more porcelain veneers?

Porcelain veneers require several visits to get the best results. Prior to any irreversible changes to your teeth, we do a model “mock-up” with our esthetics lab so that you can see the simulation of the final shape and length of the teeth. To prepare your teeth for veneer placement, we will first remove approximately half to one and a half of a millimeter of the outer layer of enamel from each tooth to provide space for the porcelain. We then use dental impressions to create custom-fitted porcelain veneers that match your natural teeth’ shape, size, and color. The temporary veneers that you will wear for about 2 weeks will mimic the size and shape of your new veneers. Then when you return to the office we will place your new porcelain veneers on your teeth for immediate results.

Am I a candidate for porcelain veneers?

The best candidates for porcelain veneers are patients with a smile free from periodontal disease and tooth decay who are interested in disguising imperfections for a longer period than what can be achieved with traditional dental bonding with composite resin materials. An initial evaluation can best decide if you are a good fit for veneers or if alternative options better suit your needs.

Call Dentistry at Golden Ridge today to learn more about veneers for cosmetic smile enhancement

If you are interested in learning more about porcelain veneers in our Golden, CO, area practice, schedule a consultation with Dr. Jamie Richard today by calling (303) 951-8515.


Veneers are thin handcrafted porcelain shields worn on the front of the tooth which improve the appearance of teeth that are chipped, cracked, stained or worn. Veneers are thin as contact lenses, and are an aesthetically pleasing option of closing gaps, lengthening teeth, and providing symmetry to make your smile more natural. Veneers are intended to last for many years without changing color. They are one of the most popular cosmetic procedures in dentistry. Ask your dentist if veneers may be right for you.