When it comes to cosmetic dentistry, nothing beats the look of porcelain dental veneers. Both durable and natural looking, veneers will allow you to achieve the smile you've been wanting by improving many different dental conditions with just one procedure. At Dental Excellence, we are your specialists for cosmetic dentistry near Blue Springs and Lee's Summit, and are pleased to offer outstanding dental veneer treatments.
Dental veneers are custom-made shells that cover your teeth and are designed to improve their appearance. They also address some functional issues. These shells are very thin and made of tooth-colored materials, often porcelain, which are colored and shaped individually for each patient to match the natural look of your teeth. Once the custom-made shells have been created, they are bonded permanently to the front of your teeth. You'll also hear them called porcelain veneers or dental porcelain laminates.
Veneers are often considered the gold standard in cosmetic dentistry options. They can change the color, size, length, shape, or alignment of multiple teeth or just a single tooth. Dental veneers are used to treat many different dental conditions. The most common include:
There are many important benefits to dental veneers that make them a popular cosmetic dentistry treatment. Some of the advantages include:
Generally, receiving veneers is a three-visit process. On the first visit, we will perform an evaluation and consultation. We will diagnosis the conditions to be treated, take x-rays, and discuss treatment plan options. On the second visit, the surface of your natural teeth will be prepared for the dental veneers. You'll wear a temporary veneer while your custom veneers are being made. Finally, on the third visit, the dental veneers will be cemented or bonded to your natural teeth, and you'll have the beautiful, fully restored smile you've been hoping for.
Dental veneers are not right for everyone. When you come in for a consultation, our staff will listen to your needs, check the health and status of your mouth, and explain what cosmetic options might be right for you. It is also important to know that dental veneers will need to be replaced between every 5-10 years, and the process is not reversible. When you get your veneers, some of your enamel will need to be removed. This may make your teeth more sensitive to hot or cold drinks and foods.
If you are looking for cosmetic dentistry near Blue Springs, Lee's Summit, and surrounding areas, come to Dental Excellence. Please contact us today so we can answer any questions you might have about dental veneers or cosmetic dentistry in general. We'd also be happy to schedule an appointment for a consultation, so you can get the personalized dental care that you deserve!