Our Dental Blog

Creating Your Cosmetic Porcelain Veneers

April 26, 2021

Porcelain veneers offer a makeover in just two visits, as these thin shells of porcelain cover the front and sides of the teeth. In today’s blog, your Kansas City, MO, dentist explains how we create and place these veneers, helping you enjoy optimal smile beauty by addressing several different esthetic issues at once.

The Cosmetic Benefits

Since each veneer covers the front and sides of a tooth, they can instantly improve the shape and color of each one. For example, we could length teeth worn down by teeth grinding and other factors, and provide repair for minor chips and cracks. Placement has been shown to correct misshapen and malformed teeth, and to also mask permanent discoloration, the kind that may not respond to teeth whitening. In addition, we could mask gaps and black triangle spaces in between your teeth. Finally, they could be used in lieu of braces or aligners for minor misalignment, correcting the appearance of your alignment issues.

Creating and Placing Your Restorations

Creating and placing them takes about two minutes. To begin, we will examine your smile to assess the cause and extent of your esthetic issues. We then remove a thin layer of outer enamel and take detailed impressions and measurements with digital technology. Next, we use the information in a dental lab setting to design and craft the finished product. When you return to the office, we will place the veneers with a powerful bonding agent, securing them for many years to come. The porcelain we use is able to absorb daily bite forces, and can be shaded to blend with your smile, improving overall smile esthetics. You leave with a completely transformed smile!

Keeping Smiles Bright

First, we will whiten your teeth to ensure your new restoration match your brightest smile. Despite containing stain-resistant properties, your porcelain restorations will still need care to keep them bright and ensure the teeth we attached them to will last for several years to come. Keeping your smile looking tis best is a simple as daily brushing and flossing, and regular six-month checkup and cleaning visits. If you have any questions about how we approach smile transformation with porcelain veneers, or if you would like to schedule a consultation to see if they’re right for you, then please contact our team today.

Do You Have Questions About Cosmetic Restorations?

Our team wants to use porcelain restorations to help you obtain the smile you’ve always dreamed of, providing a complete smile makeover in as little as two visits. To learn more about improving the beauty of your smile in only two visits with our cosmetic treatment options, then schedule a consultation by calling Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry of Kansas City, MO, today at 816-427-4018.