When you have one or more imperfections with your smile, then you could benefit from cosmetic dentistry. For many, we could offer a new smile with one or more of our porcelain veneers. In today’s blog, your Olathe, KS, dentists will discuss how we design and craft these cosmetic restorations.
The Benefits of Placing Veneers
A dental veneer is a very thin restoration that once in place, covers the front and sides of each tooth. The restoration is made from porcelain, a durable material often used to create crowns and even bridges or implant restorations. We can shade this material to blend with your smile seamlessly! The restoration could be used to fix minor chips and cracks, or lengthen worn down tooth structure. They close gaps between your teeth, and also mask permanent teeth stains instantly. We could even correct the appearance of minor dental misalignment, so you could avoid the need for braces for aligners.
Creating and Placing Them
How do we craft them? Each one will be custom-made for your smile, which means we first administer a local anesthetic and then remove a thin layer of outer enamel from the tooth. We next take detailed images of the tooth with digital technology. The images help us design and craft the restorations with precision and accuracy. When they’re ready, you will return to the office so we can attach them with a powerful bonding agent. To keep them bright, and safeguard the teeth we’ve attached them to, you need to maintain good oral hygiene. That means brushing and flossing daily, watching what you eat and drink, and also seeing us for a checkup and cleaning visit every six months.
While on their own they could help make over a smile, we could also combine them with other procedures to transform the smile, or offer a more cost-effective approach to a smile makeover. For example, we could within the teeth beforehand to ensure they match your brightest smile. We could also use bonding and contouring to address esthetic issues in the side and rear teeth, reserving veneers for the front-facing ones. If you have any questions about how we treat esthetic issues in as little as one to two visits, then contact our team today.
DO YOU HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT OUR COSMETIC DENTISTRY?
We’re ready to help transform the overall beauty of your smile. Schedule an appointment today and learn more about our cosmetic restorations. You can also call E-Care Dentistry in Olathe, KS, today at 913-764-1018. Find our office at 15010 S Black Bob Road Olathe, KS 66062. We also proudly serve patients from Overland Park, Lenexa, and all surrounding communities.