Do you have hopes and goals for your smile? If you have multiple issues with the shape and color of your teeth, then instead of relying on several procedures, we may transform and revitalize your smile with a single cosmetic restoration. In today’s blog, your Independence, MO, dentist discusses how we help our patients meet their smile goals with porcelain veneers.
What Benefits Do These Restorations Offer?
A veneer isn’t like other cosmetic treatments, which are usually designed to address a single esthetic concern. Instead, they are actually a restoration that can address a wide array of cosmetic issues with your tooth’s shape and color. The restoration covers the fronts and sides of your teeth, which means we can instantly correct misshapen teeth and repair minor chips and cracks. Placement can close gaps between the teeth and also mask permanent teeth stains, the kind that form beneath the enamel and may not respond to most teeth whitening treatments. Placement can also correct the appearance of minor misalignment, providing an alternative to orthodontics.
Creating Your Thin Restorations
To create them, we need to remove a thin layer of tooth enamel from the tooth receiving one. We then take detailed impressions and images, which we use to design the veneer. They will be crafted from porcelain, a strong material that can absorb bite forces and pressure, but one that also contains stain-resistant materials. The translucent material can be shaded to match the color of surrounding teeth, so your restorations looks completely natural. After we place them, they can stay in place for decades with proper care and attention.
Keeping Veneers Bright
Veneers are attached to natural teeth, and these teeth will still be vulnerable to tooth decay, infection, and gum disease. In addition, routine care is needed to ensure they continue to remain bright and lifelike. In order to preserve your newly repaired and restored teeth, you should see us every six months so we can examine your smile and clean your teeth. At home, you should brush your teeth for two minutes each session, once when waking up and again before going to sleep. You need to floss thoroughly before bed each night as well. With these routine steps, you can safeguard your newly repaired teeth and your natural ones as well. If you have any questions about our approach to cosmetic dental care, then please contact our team today.
Do You Need Cosmetic Dental Care?
Our team is ready to help our patients enjoy brighter and more attractive smiles. For more information on our approach to cosmetic dentistry, 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 Independence, Lee’s Summit, and all surrounding communities.