Changing Your Smile With Thin Porcelain Shells

May 2, 2019

Have you ever heard of porcelain veneers? A unique cosmetic restoration, they use thin shells to completely change how a tooth looks, addressing a wide array of esthetic concerns in just two visits. In today’s blog, we’re going to look at how these thin porcelain shells improve smiles in Olathe, KS, and what placing them requires.

Creating a Custom Veneer

Each one we place is custom-made for that patient’s smile. We begin by making room for them, which means removing a thin layer of outer enamel from the tooth receiving one. We then take detailed impressions of this tooth, which will be used to design the restoration. We create them using porcelain, a very strong material that is also stain-resistant and can be shaded to match a tooth’s color. Once complete, the patient returns for a second visit. We check the fit of the veneer and make any necessary adjustments, Finally, we place them with a powerful adhesive material, completing your new tooth.

Improving Smile Beauty

Since they cover the front and sides of a tooth, they can correct a number of issues. For example, we may use them to mask permanent teeth stains, the kind that form beneath the outer enamel and may be difficult to remove with teeth whitening alone. We also reshape malformed teeth, or repair minor cracks and chips. Placement closes gaps between the teeth and even helps correct the appearance of minor misalignment. In just two visits, you can obtain a stunning new smile. Keeping them bright also only means performing the same routine maintenance you would for natural teeth, such as brushing and flossing daily, and undergoing checkups and cleanings every six months. We also suggest avoiding tobacco products and cutting back on drinks with dark pigments.

Smile Makeovers

We may combine them with other cosmetic treatment options to offer smile transformation. For example, combining them with bonding offers a more cost-effective means of addressing permanent teeth stains. We may whiten the teeth before we design and create the restoration, ensuring they match your brightest possible smile. We can also talk about Invisalign® and other options to address cosmetic and general oral health concerns. If you have any questions about our custom veneers, or if you think your smile could benefit from cosmetic dentistry, then please contact our team today. We can perform an exam and help you choose the most appropriate cosmetic solutions.

Do You Have Questions About Veneers?

If you would like to enjoy a cosmetically appealing smiling, then let us know. For more information on our cosmetic dental care options, schedule a consultation by calling E-Care Dentistry, PA in Olathe, KS, today at 913-210-1701. We also proudly serve patients from Overland Park, Lenexa, Leawood, and all surrounding communities.