Do you have multiple issues with the appearance of your smile? If your cosmetic concerns aren’t just limited to discoloration, then you may assume that correcting these issues means multiple procedures and visits. However, we can often transform a smile in Olathe, KS, by placing one or more custom-made porcelain veneers.
What are Veneers?
A veneer is a thin shell made from porcelain, a strong material we also use to create crowns, inlays, and onlays. The material can withstand serious bite forces and pressure, and also mimics the translucent appearance of natural tooth enamel. We even shade them to better match surrounding teeth. When we place the shells over the front and sides of a tooth, this completely changes the color and shape instantly. Placement takes two visits to complete.
How Do You Place Them?
During the initial visit, we will remove a thin layer of enamel from your tooth, which makes room for the new veneers. Next, we take detailed impressions and measurements of the tooth, information we will use to design and create your custom-made restorations. You then return home while we begin the fabrication process. When you return for your second visit, we can check the fit of the completed restorations and if needed, make any adjustments. The final step is placing the new restoration with a powerful bonding agent, which we also use to secure crowns, enabling the restoration to stay in place for decades.
The Benefits of Our Cosmetic Restoration
Since they cover the visible portion of the tooth, we can use them to mask the permanent kind of discoloration that may not respond to teeth whitening. We can also lengthen worn down teeth and repair minor chips and cracks. We’ve used them to close gaps between the teeth as well, and to correct misshapen or malformed teeth too. For those with minor misalignment, placement could help correct the appearance of poor alignment, offering an alternative to braces or clear aligners. Keeping them strong is easy too, as you simply need to care for them as you would natural teeth. We suggest routine brushing and flossing, as well as cutting back on sugary foods and drinks. You should also see us every six months for a checkup and cleaning. If you have any questions or concerns then please contact our team today.
READY FOR COSMETIC DENTISTRY?
If you’ve always wanted a beautiful smile, but have stained or misshapen teeth, then consider the benefits of custom-made veneers. For more information on our cosmetic dental restorations and other esthetic treatment options, schedule a consultation by calling E-Care Dentistry, PA in Olathe, KS, today at 913-764-1018. We also proudly serve patients from Overland Park, Lenexa, and all surrounding communities.