When you have a smile with multiple cosmetic imperfections, you may hide your teeth from the world. But our team can use a single cosmetic treatment option to offer improvement. In today’s blog, your Kansas City, MO, dentist talks about the cosmetic concerns we can address with our porcelain veneers.
The Issues We Improve With Veneers
Porcelain veneers are very thin shells of porcelain that we place onto the front of a tooth. They instantly change the shape and color of the tooth, so this procedure alone could offer a smile makeover in just two visits. For example, we can mask permanent teeth stains, the type that could resist traditional teeth whitening systems. We can also correct the appearance of minor misalignment, so you obtain a straighter-looking smile without the need for braces or aligners. Placement could repair minor damage, lengthen worn down teeth, and even close embarrassing gaps between the teeth. We also reshape malformed teeth! All in just two visits to our office.
Designing and Crafting Your Custom Restorations
Our porcelain veneers are custom-made for our patients’ smiles. We start by numbing the tooth being treated and then gently removing a thin layer of outer enamel. Once we do, our team will next take detailed images and measurements of the prepared tooth, which will be used in a lab setting to design your custom restorations. The porcelain material we use is very strong and can handle daily bite forces and pressures. Which is why the same material can be used for crowns and even dental prosthetics, like bridges or implant restorations. We also shade the material to ensure your finished product can blend with your smile.
Placing Your Completed Restorations
When your new restoration is finished, we will check the fit and make any necessary adjustments. Finally, we attach it to the tooth with a powerful bonding agent. The restorations can stay in place for years to come, possibly decades, with proper care and attention. You need to protect the tooth we’ve attached a veneer to from issues like decay, infection, and gum disease. Which is why it’s essential that you brush and floss daily, eat a healthier diet and avoid tobacco products, and see our team for a checkup and closing visit every six months.
If you have any questions about how our team will examine and address these cosmetic concerns, or about our porcelain veneers in particular, then contact our team today to learn more.
MAKE A VISIT WITH DELIGHTFUL DENTAL CARE IN KANSAS CITY
We would like to help you maintain good oral health and a beautiful smile! Learn more about our cosmetic treatment options and schedule an appointment with our team at Delightful Dental Care in Kansas City, MO at (816)942-7669!