What are porcelain veneers?
Porcelain dental veneers are ultrathin “shells” of ceramic material that are bonded to the front of teeth. This procedure requires little or no anesthesia, and it can be the ideal choice for improving the appearance of the front teeth. Porcelain veneers are placed to mask discolorations, brighten teeth, and improve a smile. In some instances, veneers are used to return health and function back to chipped teeth, and to teeth that are exhibiting advanced wear and tear. Highly resistant to permanent staining from coffee, tea, or even cigarette smoking, the wafer-thin porcelain veneers can achieve a tenacious bond to the tooth, resulting in an esthetically pleasing, natural look that is unsurpassed by other restorative options.
Why porcelain veneers?
Porcelain veneers are an excellent alternative to crowns in many situations. They provide a much more conservative approach to changing a tooth’s color, size, or shape. Porcelain veneers can mask undesirable defects, such as teeth stained by tetracycline, damaged by an injury, or as a result of a root-canal procedure. They are also ideal for masking discolored fillings in the front teeth. Patients with gaps between their front teeth, or who have teeth that are chipped or worn, may consider porcelain veneers in Leawood, Kansas. This treatment can greatly enhance your smile, and it can heighten inner satisfaction and self-esteem.
For more information about dental veneers and how to care for your new smile, we invite you to call the practice of Stephen Huber at 913-543-3751 today! Our dentist and team are always happy to help.