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How Custom-Designed Veneers Improve Smiles

March 4, 2019
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In our latest blogs, we’ve talked about the benefits of our cosmetic bonding and whitening procedures. But in today’s blog, we’re going to look at a unique cosmetic restoration that completely changes a smile in just two visits. How will our custom-designed veneers improve smiles for patients in Kansas City, MO? How do we create and place them?

Creating Your Custom Restorations

First, a natural looking fit means making room for them. We begin by removing a thin layer of outer enamel. We then take detailed digital impressions of the prepared teeth, which is used in a dental lab setting to design and create the finished product. We create veneers from porcelain because this material contains stain-resistant properties and can be shaded to match your smile’s color. The material is also very strong and durable. After we create them, we check the fit and make any necessary adjustments. Finally, we place them with the same powerful adhesive used to secure crowns or inlays and onlays.

The Cosmetic Benefits

Since they cover the front and sides of the teeth, they offer a number of esthetic benefits. We’ve used them to mask permanent teeth stains, which form below the enamel and may not respond to traditional teeth whitening options. We also lengthen worn down teeth and close exposed gaps between the teeth. Veneers help correct the appearance of minor misalignment and also repair minor chips and cracks as well. Patients receiving them enjoy a host of cosmetic and restorative benefits.

Keeping Your Smile Bright and Beautiful

How do you ensure your new restoration remains strong and bright? Like your natural teeth, veneers benefit from routine care. You should brush your teeth when you wake up and again before going to bed. We also suggest flossing each night before heading to bed. Routine care helps prevent serious plaque buildup, protecting your smile and restoration from decay and infection. Seeing us every six months for a checkup and cleaning allows the dentist to monitor your smile and veneers, while the cleaning removes plaque and helps keep your smile bright and free of oral health issues, including gingivitis and gum disease. If you have any questions about our lifelike cosmetic restorations, then contact our team today. We can schedule a consultation to see if this is the best choice for improving your smile’s esthetics. We may also discuss professional teeth whitening, dental bonding, and more.

Ready for a Cosmetic Restoration?

We want to help you enjoy a beautiful smile you can’t wait to show off to the world. To learn more about our lifelike cosmetic restorations, schedule a consultation by calling Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry of Kansas City, MO, today at 816-427-4018. Let 2019 be the year you obtain a beautiful smile!