Porcelain Veneers


The teeth have many essential daily responsibilities. They allow you to bite, chew your food, and they control airflow when you speak. Your teeth also play a crucial role in the quality of your smile. Even minor imperfections in your teeth can have a significant impact on your smile, as well as your confidence. These flaws can cause you to hide your smile from those around you. At Platte Valley Dental Care, we can restore the beauty of your smile, and improve your confidence, with porcelain veneers.

Minor Dental Flaws Have a Major Impact

The smallest flaws in your teeth can have a significant impact on the appearance of your teeth and the quality of your smile. These flaws can also impact your confidence as well. Minor flaws that can impact the appearance of your teeth, and your smile, include:
•  Small chips or cracks in the enamel layer.
•  Gaps between teeth.
•  Minor overlapping issues that do not impact the health of your mouth.
•  Teeth that are small or oddly shaped.
•  Discoloration.

What Are Veneers?

Veneers are a common cosmetic treatment used for restoring the appearance of your teeth and improving the beauty of your smile. They resemble small, thin shells in appearance, and are bonded to the front surfaces of the treated teeth. Veneers are typically made from either composite resin or porcelain. We provide porcelain veneers. This material offers several significant benefits over composite resin. First, it looks much more natural. Not only can porcelain be finished to perfectly match the color of your natural teeth, but the material also mimics the way that tooth enamel reflects light. Porcelain also has a longer lifespan, lasting 15 years or more, where composite resin only lasts 7 to 10 years. Other benefits of porcelain veneers include:
•  Porcelain is stain resistant. Composite resin is porous and can therefore stain. Once it stains, it cannot be whitened. Porcelain can resist stains even better than your natural tooth enamel.
•  Porcelain is biocompatible. This means that the material is well tolerated by your gums and will not cause irritation. Your gum tissue will fit around the material just as it fits around the rest of your teeth.
•  Porcelain provides such a realistic restoration that no one will be able to tell the difference between the veneers and the rest of your teeth.

The Porcelain Veneer Process

The process for getting veneers typically takes two separate appointments to complete. At the first appointment, we administer a local anesthetic and remove a small amount of the enamel from the front surfaces of the affected teeth. The local anesthetic is provided to help avoid any discomfort, enabling you to relax. Next, an impression of your mouth is taken. The impression is sent to our dental lab, where it used to create custom veneers based on the exact specifications of your mouth.

When the veneers are completed and sent back, you then have your second appointment. At this visit, we check the veneers to make sure that they fit, look natural, and do not interfere with your natural bite. If they do not need any adjustments, they are bonded into place on your teeth, instantly improving your smile. With veneers, we can help to restore the appearance of your teeth, greatly improving the quality of your smile and your confidence. To schedule your consultation, call Platte Valley Dental Care today at (816) 219-3133.

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