Porcelain veneers are very thin restorations that we place onto the front-facing side of each tooth, helping transform the color and shape of your teeth instantly. In today’s blog, your Olathe, KS, dentists will explain how we design and create them, and look at the cosmetic benefits they offer for smiles.
Crafting and Placing Porcelain Veneers
The key to their lifelike appearance and transformative capabilities is the fact that each one will be custom-made for your smile. To begin, we will carefully examine your smile to identify the factors behind your esthetic issues, and assess their severity. Next, we will remove a thin layer of outer enamel from the teeth receiving the restorations. We take detailed digital images and measurements of these teeth. In a dental lab setting, the veneers will be crafted from porcelain. We use porcelain because the material is not only strong and stain-resistant, but can be shaded to blend with your smile as well. When you return for a second visit, we will attach them to the front of the teeth with a powerful bonding agent.
Since each veneer completely alters the shade and shape of the tooth we place it on, they can be used to reshape malformed teeth, address issues with the surfaces, and repair minor chips and cracks. We also lengthen any teeth worn down by teeth grinding, and also mask the permanent teeth stains that may not respond to most teeth whitening procedures. We could also close unsightly gaps or black triangle spaces between teeth. For some, we could even correct the appearance of misalignment, so you don’t need aligners or braces to enjoy a straighter looking smile.
Keeping Them Bright
Routine care not only keeps them bright, but also protects the teeth we attach them to from issues like gum disease or infection, which could threaten your new smile. We suggest seeing us every six months for a checkup and cleaning visit, and to also be sure and brush and floss daily from home. Cut back on sugary foods and rinks, which feeds harmful oral bacteria. These actions help protect your natural teeth, and keep your porcelain veneers bright and strong. If you would like to see if these restorations are right for you, then please contact our team today to schedule a cosmetic consultation. We would love to help you enjoy a stunning new smile in just two visits!
Ready for Our Cosmetic Dental Treatments?
With cosmetic restorations, we have the ability to completely transform your smile’s beauty. For more information on the multiple cosmetic treatment options we provide for your smile, or to schedule a dental consultation, call 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.