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A Transformed Smile With Custom Veneers

January 10, 2020

What if you have a number of issues with your smile’s color and shape? What if you have minor misalignment too? With cosmetic dentistry your Kansas City, MO, dentist can instantly transform your smile, correcting a number of different issues. How do we create and place these natural-looking porcelain veneers?

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Creating a Veneer

Each one we create is custom-made specifically for your smile. We begin by making room for them, which involves removing a thin layer of enamel from the tooth. Next, we will take detailed images and impressions of the prepared tooth, using the details gathered to design and craft a veneer. The restoration is a thin layer of porcelain that fits over the tooth and covers the front and sides. The same material we use to secure crowns will keep it in place. The porcelain used not only absorbs bite forces, but is also translucent like tooth enamel. In fact, we even shade to match your tooth’s color. For some, we may whiten teeth beforehand to ensure your restoration blends with your brightest possible smile.

The Esthetic Benefits

Once in place, they can instantly address issues with the shape of your tooth. Not only will they address minor cracks and chips, but we can correct malformed teeth and even lengthen worn down teeth as well. If you have permanent teeth stains, the kind that may resist teeth whitening treatments, we can mask them completely. We also close gaps between the teeth and for people with minor misalignment, we correct the appearance of the smile without requiring orthodontics. All of this takes as little as two visits, one to prepare the tooth and take impressions, another to place the veneer.

Keeping Your New Veneers Bright

Like crowns, these can last decades with proper care and attention. Routine care helps them stay bright and safeguards the teeth they’re attached to against gum disease and tooth decay. You should brush your teeth twice a day for two minutes each session, and floss every night before you go to sleep. Cut back on sugary foods and drinks which feed harmful bacteria, and beware the beverages with dark pigments that could stain your teeth, such as soda, tea, red wine, and coffee. Make time to see us every six months so we can clean your teeth to prevent stains and poor oral health. If you have any questions about our cosmetic treatment options, or if you would like to schedule a visit for a cosmetic consultation, then contact our team today.

Let’s Talk About Custom Restorations

Our team would like to help you enjoy a brighter and more attractive smile with a unique cosmetic treatment option. To learn more about cosmetic dentistry, then please schedule a consultation by calling Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry of Kansas City, MO, today at 816-427-4018.