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How Does a Thin Veneer Improve Smile Beauty?

September 23, 2019
porcelain veneers

A veneer is a very thin restoration we create from porcelain. When placed, we can transform a smile’s appearance and address a host of minor and severe cosmetic issues, such as stained or even damaged teeth. But how does a veneer provide smiles in Kansas City, MO, with such durable and natural-looking restoration?

Creating a Thin Porcelain Restoration

How do we craft a veneer that looks natural and fits comfortably in your smile? To begin, we need to make sure there is enough room for then, so we remove a thin layer of structure from the surface of the tooth. Next, we take detailed impressions of your repaired tooth, using the images and information to design and craft the restoration. When you return for a second visit, we can place the veneer with a powerful bonding agent. The process takes only two visits and can address a host of cosmetic and restorative concerns.

The Benefits

We create them from porcelain, a durable and strong material that can absorb bites forces and also contains stain-resistant properties. We can shade the material to match the color of surrounding teeth, and the translucent aspect of the material ensures a very lifelike appearance. Once in place, they can lengthen worn-down teeth and provide repair for minor chips and cracks. We can use them to mask permanent teeth stains, which may not respond to traditional teeth whitening, and to close unsightly gaps between the teeth. Treatment can also correct the appearance of misalignment and provide improvement for misshapen teeth as well.

Keeping Your Smile Bright (And Healthy)

With routine care, they can stay bright and durable, lasting for decades in some cases. We suggest taking time to brush your teeth twice daily for about two minutes, and to floss before bed. Doing so limits plaque buildup and protects the newly repaired teeth from decay and gum disease, two factors that could compromise your newly restored smile. You should also see us every six months for a checkup and cleaning, so we can monitor your new tooth and also remove all plaque and tartar in the same visit, helping you maintain a bright and beautiful smile for many years to come. If you have any questions about our cosmetic dental restorations, or if you would like to see if they’re right for your smile, then contact our team today to learn more.

Do You Have Questions About Cosmetic Dentistry?

Our team is ready to help you enjoy a more attractive smile in as little as two visits with our custom-made and long-lasting porcelain veneers. To learn more about our cosmetic treatments, then please schedule a consultation by calling Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry of Kansas City, MO, today at 816-427-4018.