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How Do We Create Your Porcelain Veneers?

September 16, 2021

Each porcelain veneer we place in your smile will be custom crafted for your smile, ensuring an optimal fit and a more lifelike appearance. But how do we create them? In today’s blog, your Kansas City, MO, dentist will discuss how we design and create one or more custom porcelain veneers, and how they can help your smile’s beauty.

teeth made of clay

Preparing Your Teeth

Each one is custom-made for your smile, which ensures a proper fit and a balanced bite. To begin, we administer a local numbing agent and remove structure from the outside of the tooth. Removing the structure means making room for the completed restoration. After we remove the structure, we then take detailed images and measurements with digital scanning technology. This replaces the need for using physical molds. The digital option allows us to move forward with the design and fabrication in a lab setting.

Designing and Crafting Your Veneers

We design the finished product to blend with your smile visibly and to fit comfortably. The porcelain we use is stain-resistant, and can be color-matched to blend with your smile. Porcelain has also been shown to absorb daily bite forces as well, which is why we also use it for crowns and even replacement teeth like dental bridges or implant restorations. When the restoration is finally ready, you will return to the office for placement.

Placement and Maintenance

The finished veneers will be attached to the prepared teeth with a powerful bonding agent. Routine care, such as daily brushing and flossing, and a healthier diet, could help them stay bright and strong for years to come. You should also see us for a checkup and cleaning visit too! When we place these veneers, we can mask permanent teeth stains instantly, addressing discoloration too severe for whitening treatments. We could also fill gaps and black triangle spaces between teeth, and lengthen worn down teeth. Repair for minor chips and cracks is possible, as is correction for misshapen teeth too. For those with minor misalignment, we could correct the appearance of the smile too, so they avoid the need for orthodontic treatment.

If you want to see if this is the right step for you, then contact our team to schedule a cosmetic consultation. The visit will allow us to examine your smile and identify your cosmetic problems. We then decide on the best course of action to correct them. If you have any questions, give us a call!

Do You Have Questions About Cosmetic Restorations?

To help change the beauty of your smile instantly, you may consider porcelain veneer placement. To learn more about transforming smiles with our custom-made cosmetic restorations, then schedule a consultation by calling Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry of Kansas City, MO, today at 816-427-4018.