Porcelain veneers offer our patients a complete smile makeover in as little as two visits! But how do we use these custom cosmetic restorations to improve the overall beauty and function of your smile? In today’s blog, your Overland Park, KS, dentist will look at how we craft and place porcelain veneers, and when you should see us for treatment.
The Benefits Offered By Porcelain Veneers
A veneer is designed to cover the front and sides of each tooth we place one on. Which means they instantly change the color and shape of the tooth, allowing us to address a wide array of cosmetic issues in just two visits. The porcelain we use to craft them from is translucent like tooth enamel, and we tint it to blend with the rest of the smile. The material also contains stain-resistant properties, and absorbs daily bite forces and pressure.
Designing a Custom Restoration
To design them, we start by removing a thin layer of enamel from the teeth receiving them. Next, we take detailed impressions and measurements of the teeth. Using the information we gathered, we begin designing and crafting your custom restorations. We want to ensure they not only look great, but they fit properly in your smile, so your smile not only looks beautiful, but functions properly as well.
Placement and Maintenance
When you return for a second visit, we place them with a powerful bonding agent after ensuring they fit properly. With proper care and attention, they can last for decades to come. Remember, the teeth we attach them to are still vulnerable to issues like tooth decay and gum disease, so keeping them bright and strong means routine care at home and in our office is essential. You should brush your teeth when you wake up and before bed for about two minutes, and always floss before going to sleep each night. Be sure you see us every six months for a checkup and cleaning visit too!
Once in place, your veneers mask permanent teeth stains, reshape malformed teeth, repair minor cracks and chips, lengthen worn down teeth, and even correct the appearance of minor misalignment. If you have any questions about how we improve the beauty of your smile with one or more of our custom porcelain veneers, then contact our team today.
Do You Have Questions About Cosmetic Restorations?
We’re ready to help you obtain a stunning new smile in as little as two visits. We also have professional teeth whitening, and single-visit bonding and contouring too. To learn more about boosting the overall beauty of your smile, then schedule your consultation by calling Family First Dental in Overland Park, KS, today at 913-381-2600.