We’ve recently covered teeth whitening and bonding and contouring, three unique cosmetic treatments designed to improve the appearance of your teeth. In today’s blog, your Kansas City, MO, dentist discusses porcelain veneers and how we can use them to instantly transform a smile’s appearance. Let’s talk about how we create and place these unique restorations.
Creating Them with Digital Imaging Technology
Each veneer is custom-made specifically for a patient’s smile. There is no one-size-fits-all approach to cosmetic dental care. We start by removing a thin layer of tooth enamel. Next, we use digital imaging technology to take a series of detailed pictures of the tooth. We combine these images to create a 3D model and design your veneer. A porcelain restoration fits over the tooth, covering the front and sides and instantly transforming multiple cosmetic issues.
Placing Your Restorations
After your initial visit, in which we prepare your tooth and gather images and information, you will return for a second visit once your new veneer is complete. We will place the restoration using a powerful bonding agent, which can hold it in place for decades to come. Being made from porcelain means your restoration is translucent like tooth enamel and contains stain-resistant properties. The restoration is strong and durable as well, able to absorb bite forces. We shade the material to help it blend with your smile, and we may whiten your teeth beforehand to ensure it matches your brightest possible smile.
With routine daily care and regular visits for checkups and cleanings, they can last for decades and provide lifelike smile improvement along the way. We can use them to mask permanent teeth stains, which may not otherwise respond to traditional whitening option. Our team can place them to lengthen worn down teeth, repair minor chips and cracks, and even close unsightly gaps between the teeth. We can reshape malformed teeth as well and even correct the appearance of minor misalignment, providing an alternative to orthodontic treatment in some cases. If you would like to learn more about these unique treatment options, then please contact our team today. We can answer your questions and concerns, and see if they will be right for your smile. Let’s end 2019 with a stunning new smile, just in time for a brand-new year!
Does Your Smile Need Cosmetic Dentistry?
If you would like to enjoy a brighter smile, or obtain treatment for misshapen or damaged teeth, then you may need a veneer. Along with these lifelike smile treatments, we can also discuss whitening, bonding, and even clear orthodontic aligners. To learn more about our approach to cosmetic dentistry then please schedule a consultation by calling Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry of Kansas City, MO, today at 816-897-4288.