Many of us have several things we wish we could change about our smile. From desiring whiter teeth to a more aligned smile, it is easy to fixate on imperfections. While we want everyone to feel confident about their teeth, we understand that this is easier said than done. Moreover, considering all the changes we would like to make, figuring out the ideal treatment can seem overwhelming. Fortunately, porcelain veneers are a comprehensive solution that can address and fix several cosmetic problems at once. In today’s blog, your Kansas City, MO, dentist discusses the benefits that veneers can have for your smile.
What Exactly Are Veneers?
Veneers are placed over your existing teeth and are made from a durable, biocompatible porcelain. This material is designed to closely resemble natural teeth, so they fit in very well. To place them in your mouth, your dentist will carefully remove a small amount of enamel from your teeth. This provides a smaller, better surface to work with, as your dentist can make the teeth more uniform. From there, they will use a strong, safe adhesive to attach the veneers to your teeth. The bonding solution used is incredibly effective and can withstand the wear and tear your teeth experience on a daily basis. This allows the veneers to stay in place for many years. Once they are on your teeth, your dentist will color-match and shape them, so they look and feel natural. After the procedure is done, just be sure to care for your teeth as you always have, using a non-abrasive toothpaste to brush regularly.
How They Can Help Improve Your Smile
As mentioned above, veneers can solve multiple cosmetic issues at once. They are an effective way to provide you with brighter teeth when professional whitening doesn’t suffice. While professional whitening is great at removing extrinsic stains closer to the surface of your teeth, it doesn’t always work for intrinsic stains that are deeper within the enamel. Because veneers cover your teeth, they are effectively masking the stains. Again, because porcelain mimics your natural teeth, it can still discolor without proper oral care. Veneers can also alter the size of your teeth, creating a more uniform look. This is great for shrinking any large gaps you may have between your teeth. Finally, veneers can hide chips and cracks that would otherwise require more intrusive restorative procedures to fix.
Contact Us To Learn More About Improving The Look Of Your Smile
We want you to feel as confident in your smile as possible, and porcelain veneers can help! If you have any questions about this comprehensive solution, we invite you to reach out by contacting your Kansas City, MO, dentist, Dr. Murphy, by calling (816) 531-8000.