What are dental veneers?

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Do you have chipped, broken, or discolored teeth? 

Are your teeth small, shaped differently, or have gaps in them? ?


If so, is this something you want to fix about your appearance? 

(Goodness, we know—so many questions!). 

When it comes to teeth, many people believe a crooked tooth or gap adds character (just look at Madonna). While others take those “imperfections” more to heart and wish they could change them. 

If you’ve ever wanted to fix the appearance of your teeth, we’d love to introduce you to dental veneers—a worthwhile option for the health of your mouth and added confidence. 


Dental veneers—also known as laminates—are used to cosmetically enhance the appearance of one or more teeth. 

Veneers are very thin, porcelain or resin shells that are customized for a desirable color and shape and bonded to the surface of the teeth.

They can reshape broken, misshapen, or irregular teeth, as well as provide a solution for discolored teeth that do not respond to traditional whitening treatments. 

This can also be considered cosmetic dentistry and you’ve probably noticed celebrities like Hilary Duff and Ben Affleck with veneers that can show off a brighter and more symmetrical smile. 


When it comes to veneers there are two types: resin-based composite and porcelain. 

Each one has distinct differences like cost, enamel removal, how long it will last, staining, and difficulty to fix. 

You can go over each of these options with your dentist to see which one is the right fit for your teeth. 

As for the actual procedure, this will also depend on which type of veneer is chosen. 

However, you can expect some or all of the following at your dental veneer procedure: 

• Teeth prepped for veneers via enamel removal; partial enamel removal; cleaning and reshaping teeth (This is where you may encounter shaved teeth! Your dentist will most likely give you a warning on this part of the process.)

• Bond and sculpt composite material while matching tooth color 

• Impression of teeth to create a mold 

• Adjust fit and smooth appearance of veneers 

The dental veneer process can take 1-3 appointments and may require adjustments to get them to feel right for your mouth. 


Because veneers are considered a cosmetic procedure they’re typically not covered by insurance. 

You can expect to pay in the range anywhere from $800-$2500 per tooth. 

The cost can vary due to the type of veneer used, tooth preparation required prior to the procedure, and where you live. 

If you’ve ever thought about changing the appearance of your teeth, dental veneers can typically achieve natural-looking results that can be well supported by a healthy mouth.  

Keep in mind that you’re not “stuck” with teeth you don’t love—a bright and confident smile can be achieved! 

Want to find out if dental veneers are right for you? 

We’d love to help! 

Contact Integrity Dental in Pueblo, CO today to get started!