If you aren’t completely happy with the way your smile looks, you are not alone. Many of us have things about our teeth we wish we could change. Perhaps you want a whiter smile or maybe you want your teeth to be straighter. Even when you know there are cosmetic solutions that can adjust your smile, it can feel overwhelming to consider all the options your dentist provides. Luckily porcelain veneers can fix several problems at once, making them a comprehensive and efficient solution. In today’s blog, your Kansas City, MO dentist discusses the ways veneers can help improve the look of your smile.
What Exactly Are Veneers?
Veneers are made from strong, biocompatible porcelain and are placed over your natural teeth. They are designed to closely match the rest of your smile, so they blend in exceedingly well. To place them on your teeth, your dentist first carefully removes a minimal amount of enamel from your affected teeth to provide a better surface to work with. Next, your dentist will then affix the veneers with a very strong adhesive. The bonding agent used is designed to withstand all the wear and tear that your teeth experience on a regular basis from chewing and biting, so once they are affixed to your teeth, the veneers will stay in place for many years to come. Once they are in the proper position, your dentist will carefully shape them, so they will look completely natural and will feel the same as your existing teeth. Once they are in place, brush and floss your teeth as you regularly do, and be sure to visit the dentist every six months.
What They Can Fix
As noted earlier, porcelain veneers can fix several oral issues at once. First, veneers can brighten your smile, even when professional whitening cannot. Professional whitening is great when it comes to dissolving stains near the surface of your enamel, also known as extrinsic stains. However, when discoloration exists deeper in the tooth, whitening doesn’t always work. Veneers, however, go over your teeth, essentially covering them. This creates a new, blemish-free surface. If you have large gaps between your teeth, veneers can also work; they are able to alter the size of your teeth, so once they are placed, they can lessen the space between them. Additionally, if you have cracks and chips in your teeth, veneers can help, providing a less intrusive, more comprehensive solution than other restorative procedures.
Contact Us For More Information
If there are things you do not like about your smile, porcelain veneers can certainly help. To learn more or to schedule an appointment, please contact Delightful Dental Care in Kansas City, MO by calling 816-942-7669. We look forward to hearing from you and helping you achieve the smile you have always wanted.