Dental veneers have become a popular cosmetic dental service in the dental industry in the last few decades, and are continuing to increase in popularity. Whether you have oral health concerns or want to improve the appearance of your smile, dental veneers can provide the beautiful smile you want.
What are dental veneers?
Dental veneers are porcelain shells that bond to the tooth to provide a natural, strong and beautiful appearance. Our dentist may recommend veneers to improve misshapen, chipped or discolored teeth. Below we offer some pros and cons of having veneers placed to help you determine if these cosmetic shells are right for you.
What are the pros of dental veneers?
– Veneers can improve your smile by covering teeth that are discolored or chipped and helping the teeth to look whiter so that you can have a brighter and more appealing smile every day.
– We can often place veneers in two visits. The placement process of dental veneers is fairly simple and typically doesn’t require anesthesia.
– Your teeth can be stronger with dental veneers. Placing veneers adds another and more durable layer to your teeth to protect them from harm.
– The benefits of dental veneers are both prompt and long term, correcting fractured, broken or chipped teeth for up to 20 years.
– Veneers use a dental porcelain made with similar materials that mimic the look of actual teeth so that your smile can appear natural. To coating is glass like and stain resistant to help your new smile look good for years.
What are the cons of veneers?
– Veneers are not an inexpensive procedure, though their lifespan makes them an excellent investment.
– The procedure for dental veneers is permanent and is not easily reversed. It’s important to be sure that you want to have your veneers for a long time before they are placed.
– You may experience some tooth sensitivity to hot and cold foods or drinks as a result of tooth enamel being worn away as part of the placement process.
– Veneers require healthy teeth and may not be right for patients who have tooth decay or gum disease.
We invite you to contact Stephen Huber at 913-543-3751 to schedule a consultation with our dentist about dental veneers in Leawood, Kansas.