Porcelain Veneers



Veneers are thin, semi-translucent “shells” typically attached to your front teeth. Veneers are customized from porcelain material and permanently bonded to your teeth and do wonders to improve the appearance of your smile.

Veneers are a great aesthetic solution to your smile that may even help you avoid orthodontic treatment. Both subtle and dramatic changes to your smile can be achieved with veneers, and in most cases, veneer application is completed in only two office visits.

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Highlights:

  • Dr. Theroux is an American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry Accredited Dentist (1 of 3 in the state of Colorado and 1 of 2 in Front Range area)
  • Hundreds of hours of continuing education in Cosmetic Dentistry.
  • Smile Design with Trial Smile Process taking into account patient’s face shape, lip symmetry, skin tones and profile.
  • Best veneer ceramists in the country – no cases are sent to China.
  • Dr. Theroux has taken drawing, painting and sculpting courses that have helped her achieve an artistic eye.



The old sayings, “You get what you pay for…” and “If it sounds too good to be true, it is…” are applicable here. Among other things, the cost of a porcelain veneer is based on the skill level of the practitioner, the quality of his/her equipment/technologies, and the quality of materials used. Simply stated, a veneer is not a veneer. Consider this and apply it to dentistry: one can shop for shoes at Payless, Kohls, Nordstrom, or a bespoke shoe maker; they all offer shoes, but we intuitively know these shoes are not all the same. They represent different levels of quality and artistry and therefore vary in cost. The same goes for dentistry–especially cosmetic dentistry. The services and results we offer are along the lines of Nordstrom or a bespoke designer.

The skill level and experience of the dentist is paramount. Bad dentistry can lead to future problems. Dr. Theroux has hundreds of hours of cosmetic dentistry training that is not received in dental schools. She is 1 of 3 practicing dentists in Colorado to achieve accreditation from the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD). Since the AACD was founded in 1984, only about 360 dental professionals worldwide have achieved this prestigious accreditation.

The Accreditation process, which was developed by the AACD (non-profit organization), is the world’s most recognized advanced credentialing program for cosmetic dentistry. This rigorous process typically takes years to complete, and is sought after by many dentists, with very, very few ever passing all phases and achieving AACD Accredited status. Dr. Theroux was also elected by her peers in Colorado to be the first president of the Colorado Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.

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Dr. Theroux takes a series of photos to aid in lab communication, ensuring the quality of custom work.

Dr. Theroux uses her knowledge, skills, and artistry to provide the best possible cosmetic results. She is a rare dentist in the fact that she took college courses in sculpting, sketching, and painting before dental school. This aids in her combining art and science to achieve natural, detailed, and beautiful cosmetic dentistry.

Dr. Theroux utilizes a unique smile design process. We know it is helpful to see and how you will feel with your new beautiful smile. Dr. Theroux will place composite bonding directly on your teeth or take an impression and wax-up your new teeth. This “trial smile” will help you and Dr. Theroux determine how many teeth need to be restored to achieve your goals. The “trial smile” helps in communication and personalized fabrication of your veneers. The “trial smile” is photographed to allow you to visualize your final result before any teeth are ever touched with dental equipment. We customized veneers for your face shape, lip symmetry, and profile. This is very different from other dentists because most dentists prepare the teeth for veneers, place temporaries, and deliver the veneers in weeks.

We use the highest quality dental materials available to provide accurate fitting and superior cosmetic dentistry. Our laboratory ceramists are some of the best in the country. The ceramist analyzes the models of your teeth and the series of photographs and discusses them with Dr. Theroux. Together they discuss optical properties of porcelain, shape of teeth that will look most natural with your face shape, shades of porcelain to enhance your skin tone, and type of veneer that will be used in your case.

Some of these ceramists only work on veneers with American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) Accredited Dentists or those that are candidates. Dr. Theroux’s accredited status allows her and you to ACCESS TO THE BEST, and the results are amazing. Only 2 dentists in the whole Front Range area and 3 in the state of Colorado have this AACD accreditation. Only one ceramist works on your veneers from start to finish which is very rare with dental laboratories. WE NEVER SEND OUR CERAMIC WORK TO CHINA. Patient’s ceramics are being sent to China by a lot of laboratories in the United States. The dental practices are not required to tell the patient that their lab sends cases to China. In Dr. Theroux’s opinion, veneers done on a machine in one day at a dental practice do not have the beautiful detail and natural look of porcelain that is hand stacked by a ceramist that is gifted with an artistic eye. Dr. Theroux demands the best for her patients.

Veneer Case Studies from Dr. Theroux