If there are things you wish could change about your smile, you are not alone. Many of us would prefer if our teeth were whiter, more aligned, or free from chips and cracks. While there are numerous cosmetic solutions that can address these issues, it can feel overwhelming to consider all the options available to fix problems. For many of us, it isn’t possible to undergo several procedures, but there is one that can fix several common issues at once. Porcelain veneers provide a comprehensive solution to numerous cosmetic solutions. In today’s blog, your Kansas City, MO, dentist talks about veneers and what they can do for your smile.
What Are Veneers?
They are crafted from durable, biocompatible porcelain and fit over your existing teeth. They are made to closely resemble the rest of your smile, so they seamlessly blend in. To place them, your dentist first carefully removes enamel from your affected teeth to provide a better surface. They will then affix the veneers with a very strong bonding agent. This substance is designed to withstand all the wear and tear that your teeth experience on a daily basis, so once the veneers are placed, they will remain in place for many years to come. Once they are where they need to be, your dentist will shape them, so they not only look natural but also feel completely normal within your mouth.
How Can They Help?
One of the major benefits of veneers is that they can solve several common issues. For starters, they can help mask stains. While professional teeth whitening can help remove stains and discoloration close to the surface of the enamel, it can often falter when it comes to getting rid of deeper ones. Because veneers go over your teeth, they effectively cover these stains, providing a fuller whitening solution. In addition to brightening your smile, they can also eliminate large gaps between your teeth. Veneers can alter the shape of your teeth, so if you have gaps, they can lessen these spaces. Finally, veneers can also cover up cracks and chips in your teeth. This is a great alternative to more intrusive and costly restorative procedures. As noted, porcelain veneers can address all of these problems at once, so they are an effective and efficient solution to these cosmetic issues.
Contact Us To Learn More About This Cosmetic Option
If there are multiple things you would like to change about your smile, we are here to help. The last thing you want is to feel self-conscious about the way your teeth look. If you want to learn more about improving the aesthetics of your smile, or if you want to schedule an appointment, then contact your Kansas City, MO, dentist, Dr. Murphy, by calling (816) 531-8000.