Porcelain veneers can enhance the smile and provide patients with improved self-confidence
- Posted on: Apr 15 2019
While many patients think of visiting the dentist to improve and maintain oral health and wellness, they often don’t realize that their dental team also provides affordable cosmetic treatments to enhance their appearance of the smile as well. Cosmetic dentistry was once thought of as an option only available to the Hollywood elite because of the cost. Thankfully, with continued improvements in dentistry, patients in the area can also achieve a beautiful smile with the use of aesthetic services in an economical manner. One popular treatment seen for patients in the areas of Oak Grove, Windsor, and Warrensburg, MO include that of porcelain veneers.
What are veneers?
Veneers are facings that are made to bond onto the front of a noticeable teeth to hide imperfections. These imperfections may include:
• Stained teeth
• Unusually shaped teeth
• Misaligned teeth
• Broken or chipped teeth
• Gaps between teeth
By covering these issues with a porcelain veneers, patients can make a fast and affordable improvement in the overall look of their smile. This can be life changing for patients who have struggled with the appearance of their teeth for many years.
How do veneers work?
Veneers first require the dentist to remove a thin portion of enamel from the front of the tooth prior to taking impressions of the teeth. These impressions are sent to a dental laboratory for the fabrication of the veneer, which is then bonded over the tooth. These facings can last many years with proper care and attention.
Will veneers protect my smile?
In a way, yes. These ceramic restorations can essentially add an extra layer of protection for the natural tooth structure. However, they can still break if patients chew or bite on hard objects or foods. Additionally, the tooth structure underneath the veneer is still susceptible to tooth decay and periodontal disease. By visiting the dentist regularly for examinations, patients can monitor the health of these teeth, as well as the entire smile, to reduce their risk of developing these problems.
Ready to learn more about porcelain veneers?
Book your consultation appointment with Dr. R. McKell young today at one of the three conveniently located practices in Warrensburg, Windsor, and Oak Grove, MO by calling the main line at (660) 747-9117. We accept new and existing patients into our facility for comprehensive family dentistry.
Posted in: Cosmetic Dentistry