Have you been considering veneers but aren't sure if they're the best solution for your dental issue? Prairie Village, KS, dentist Dr. Terry Linneman of Prairie Dental Care discusses veneers and explains how they can enhance the appearance of your smile.
Veneers conceal imperfections
Veneers are added to the fronts of your teeth to hide small flaws and minor damage. The restorations are no thicker than a contact lens yet are very effective in concealing the imperfections that make you feel a little self-conscious about your smile. Veneers are constructed of durable porcelain, a material that reflects light the same way tooth enamel does. Before you receive your veneers, about a half a millimeter of enamel will be removed to ensure a perfect fit. Veneers are attached to your teeth with dental cement in our Prairie Village office and become a permanent part of your smile.
Veneers address many smile-related problems
Veneers offer the ideal solution for many cosmetic issues. Chips and cracks in your teeth may be tiny but that doesn't mean they don't affect your appearance. Veneers cover these and other imperfections, such as pits or bumps on your teeth.
It's impossible to hide a discolored tooth. If your tooth has darkened due to a large filling or root canal, tetracycline use or an injury, teeth whitening treatment will probably be ineffective. Adding a veneer in a shade that matches the exact color of your other teeth is an excellent way to improve the uniformity of your smile.
Have you noticed that your favorite celebrities have perfect smiles? Many of them rely on veneers to improve the shape of their teeth and make them whiter. Veneers can disguise teeth that are too short or are a little crooked or oddly shaped. The restorations are available in many shades of white and are very stain resistant, making them a popular alternative to whitening.
The addition of a veneer can also hide gaps between teeth from view. Large gaps require orthodontic treatment, but small gaps can be concealed by adding veneers to your teeth.
Are you ready to improve your smile with veneers? Call Prairie Village, KS, dentist Dr. Terry Linneman of Prairie Dental Care at (913) 649-7500 to schedule your appointment.