Are Veneers your Ticket to a Gorgeous Smile?
- Posted on: May 30 2017
Veneers have been getting a lot of attention lately, as more people are expressing their admiration for celebrity smiles. It is now common knowledge that beautiful teeth are not a given; that many of those whom we would love to emulate have had work done. The thing is, when that work is a work of art, no one can tell the difference.
We are proud to offer cosmetic dentistry treatments like porcelain veneers to patients in the Windsor, Oak Grove, and Warrensburg areas. If your smile is not in line with how you imagine it to be, porcelain veneers may be the solution you’ve been hoping for.
What are veneers?
A veneer is an inorganic coating. Furniture may be veneered; an automobile may have several veneers throughout its interior. Several years ago, dental technology discovered that teeth could also be fitted with veneers, and the process is conservative enough to make it extremely valuable.
Dental veneers may be made in two ways: a direct veneer may be applied to a tooth and hardened with light. This is referred to as dental bonding. An indirect veneer is a classification of treatment in which the coating is fabricated in a dental lab. Porcelain veneers fall into this category. The average veneer is ultra-thin (think fingernail) but very resilient when bonded to the tooth.
Advantages of Veneers
Ultimately, the most notable advantage of veneer treatment is that you can feel better about your smile. However, there are several small details that make this cosmetic technique popular:
- Porcelain has a strong resemblance to natural enamel, so the results of treatment look natural.
- Porcelain differs from natural enamel in its ability to resist stains.
- Minimal modifications are made to tooth structure to seat a veneer.
- Good care is needed, but with that, veneers can last several years.
- Worn teeth regain a bit of durability when veneers are placed.
Your experienced dentist can help you design your smile as needed to suit your personality, your preferences, and your facial structure. Learn more about porcelain veneer treatment. Schedule a consultation at 660-747-9117.
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