Could Veneers Makeover Your Smile In Two Visits?

In our last blog, we looked at how teeth whitening can brighten your smile by several shades. But we also have a cosmetic treatment option that could essentially makeover your smile in only two visits! In today’s blog, your Prairie Village, KS, dentist is explaining the benefits of our porcelain veneers.

The Makeover Potential of Porcelain Restorations

Each veneer is placed onto the front facing side of a tooth, and instantly alters the front and sides. Which means we can treat several cosmetic concerns at once, and for some, offer a smile makeover in as little as two appointments. For example, when we place our veneers, we reshape the teeth to address damage or naturally-occurring issues with the tooth’s appearance. Placement could fill gaps between teeth and lengthen structures worn down by teeth grinding. We can mask the teeth stains that whitening alone cannot address, and even correct the appearance of minor misalignment, so you have a more even looking smile without the need for orthodontics like braces or aligners.

How We Create and Secure Your Restorations

As we mentioned above, the process of creating and placing them only requires two visits. The first is the planning and preparation stage. Our team will numb the tooth and then remove a thin layer of enamel to make room for the new restorations. Once we do, we will take detailed images and measurements of the tooth with digital technology, using them to create a 3D impression. In between your two visits, these impressions are used to design and fabricate the new restorations. Once they are finished, we will attach the veneers in a second visit, using the same durable bonding material that supports crowns and bridges. With proper care and attention, your new veneers can last for years to come!

How to Keep Them Bright

You can take action to safeguard your new restoration and prevent them from being discolored. The same actions also protect your natural teeth too. Essentially, you need to brush and floss daily, limit how much sugar and starch is in your diet, and also avoid tobacco products. We want to see you every six months for a checkup and cleaning too, so we can remove harmful plaque and tartar buildup and watch for signs of issues like tooth decay and gum disease.

If you have any questions about how we treat cosmetic issues with veneers, or if you would like to see if they can makeover your smile, then contact our team today to learn more.

Do You Need a Cosmetic Dental Restoration?

We want to help brighten your smile and mask common cosmetic imperfections. You can call Dr. Browne in Prairie Village, KS, at 913-901-8585.