For our Independence, MO, patients with multiple esthetic concerns, we may transform their smile by placing one or more porcelain veneers. By design, these veneers blend seamlessly with your smile. In today’s blog, we’re going to look at the cosmetic issues these restorations address, and how we ensure they blend with your smile completely.
Crafting Your Veneers
A veneer covers the front and sides of your tooth, and each one is custom-made specifically for the patient receiving it. We begin by removing a thin layer of outer tooth enamel from the tooth, which makes room for the new veneer. We then take detailed impressions and measurements of the tooth, which we use to design and create the restoration. We craft them from porcelain, a very strong material that can absorb bite forces and pressure. The material also contains stain-resistant properties. When the veneer is complete, we will place it on the tooth with a powerful bonding agent. Proper care and attention, the same kind that safeguard natural teeth (such as brushing and flossing) can help ensure your new restoration lasts for decades to come.
Color-Matching to Your Smile
Porcelain mimics the translucent appearance of tooth enamel, reflecting light in a similar manner. Not only that, but we can shade them to match the color of surrounding teeth. In some cases, we actually whiten teeth beforehand to ensure your restoration blends with your brightest possible smile.
The Benefits of Cosmetic Repair
Since they cover the front and sides of the tooth, we can use them to correct a number of different cosmetic issues. For example, we have placed them to repair minor damage, such as chips or cracks, or to even lengthen worn down teeth. They have corrected misshapen teeth and filled gaps between the teeth. For those with minor misalignment, we can place them to correct the appearance of the misalignment, providing an alternative to braces for some patients. They also mask teeth stains. Intrinsic stains, known as permanent discoloration, form below the tooth enamel and may be difficult to remove with traditional teeth whitening. However, placing a porcelain shell instantly addresses the issue. If you have any questions about our lifelike cosmetic smile treatments, or if you would like to see if they’re right for your smile, then please contact our team today.
Interested in Our Custom Cosmetic Treatments?
With our lifelike restorations we can revitalize your smile, correcting several different esthetic concerns, often in just two visits. For more information on our cosmetic treatment options, such as restorations, bonding, or even teeth whitening, then schedule a consultation by contacting Independence Family and Cosmetic Dentistry in Independence, MO, today at 816-350-0808. We also proudly serve patients who live in Grain Valley, Liberty, and all surrounding communities.