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How Veneers Transform Smiles in Two Visits

March 29, 2019

What if one procedure could brighten your smile and completely reshape your teeth? With porcelain veneers, we offer our patients in Kansas City, MO, a complete smile makeover. Creating and placing your new cosmetic restorations only takes two visits and offers a host of benefits. Let’s look at the process of placing lifelike and custom-made porcelain veneers.

The First Visit

The first visit involves a consultation to discuss your smile goals and to see what treatment will best address your cosmetic concerns. If we find veneers are an excellent choice, then we will begin treatment by removing a thin layer of outer enamel, which makes room for the restoration and ensures a more attractive appearance. We then take detailed impressions of the prepared tooth, which will be used in a dental lab to design and fabricate them.

Placing Your Veneers

In between visits, a dental lab will craft the restorations. Once complete, you will return to the office and we will check the fit and if necessary, make adjustments. Using a powerful bonding material, we will place the completed restorations onto your teeth. Once in place, they will last decades with proper care and attention.

The Cosmetic Benefits

They cover the front and sides of the teeth. We create them using porcelain, a strong material that also mimics the appearance of natural tooth enamel. We even shade them to match your surrounding teeth, ensuring they blend with your smile. Once in place, they mask permanent teeth stains, the kind that may not respond to teeth whitening. We also repair chipped and fractured teeth, and reshape malformed teeth as well. Placement helps close gaps between the teeth and also lengthen worn down teeth as well.

Caring for them requires the same steps you would take to protect your natural teeth. You should brush your teeth twice a day for two minutes, and also floss every night before bed. Remember that drinks with dark pigments, such as coffee, soda, tea, and red wine, stain tooth enamel and even porcelain. You should also schedule checkups and cleanings every six months, which enables us to monitor your new restorations, as well as your natural teeth. A cleaning removes all plaque buildup, preserving your smile’s healthy and reducing the risk of tooth decay and gum disease. If you have any questions, please call our office today.

Do You Have Any Questions About Porcelain Veneers?

We want to help you enjoy a beautiful smile, whether you have minor or severe cosmetic issues. 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!