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Veneers – Portales, NM

Get the Confident, Flawless Smile You Deserve

Are you tired of feeling insecure about the stains, chips, gaps, or other flaws in your teeth? No matter the issue with your smile, virtually all imperfections can be corrected at the same time with a simple treatment known as veneers. Through his extensive post-graduate training and memberships in organizations like the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, Dr. Peter L. Thompson has an impressive amount of experience in transforming all kinds of smiles with veneers in Portales, NM. If you’re ready to get the confident, flawless smile you deserve, please contact us today to set up a consultation for veneers!

Why Choose Peter L. Thompson, DDS for Veneers?

  • Dentist with Extensive Cosmetic Training
  • Advanced Smile Design Technology Ensures Lifelike Results
  • Treatments Personalized to Meet Each Patient’s Unique Needs

What Are Dental Veneers?

model of veneers in Portales being placed over teeth

A veneer is a thin, tooth-colored shell that is cemented onto the front-facing surface of a tooth to instantly conceal all of its aesthetic issues. Porcelain is the material most commonly used for veneers; it’s not only durable, but more stain-resistant than natural teeth. It even looks exactly like real tooth enamel, right down to the way that it reflects light.

By covering the entire visible section of a tooth, veneers can fix a variety of dental concerns, including teeth that are:

  • Cracked
  • Chipped
  • Slightly gapped
  • Misshapen
  • Stained or discolored
  • Worn-down

Thanks to their versatility, veneers can help the majority of patients who have generally healthy smiles but wish to fix some problems with their appearance. 

The Process of Getting Veneers

cosmetic dentist in Portales placing a veneer on a patient’s tooth

As an experienced cosmetic dentist in Portales, NM, Dr. Thompson prides himself on making the veneers process incredibly simple and stress-free. In most cases, the entire treatment can be completed in just two appointments.

The first of these visits requires preparing your teeth by removing a sliver of enamel. This ensures there is plenty of room for the veneers to adhere to the surfaces of your teeth. Next, Dr. Thompson takes impressions of that part of your mouth and sends them to a trusted dental lab in the area. It may take a few weeks for the lab to finish crafting your veneers to our exact specifications, so we can most likely place temporaries in the meantime. Lastly, you’ll return to our office to have your permanent veneers seated into place.

The Benefits of Veneers

close-up of a man pointing to his smile

Veneers are one of the most popular cosmetic dentistry services we provide, and with all of the benefits they offer, it’s not hard to see why. Here are some of the reasons to choose veneers:

  • Natural-looking results
  • Lifespan of 10-15 years with the right aftercare
  • Fix multiple issues in one fell swoop
  • Cost-effective way to completely transform your smile
  • Treatment only takes two appointments