Discover how this non-invasive procedure could hide common dental flaws for life.
As we get older we may notice that our smiles take quite the beating. From crunching on ice to consuming stain-producing foods and drinks to biting on pen caps when we are stressed, our teeth are durable but they aren’t impervious to damage. If you have minor aesthetic issues with your smile then find out if it’s time to get dental veneers from Dr. Terry Linneman in Prairie Village.
About Dental Veneers
Dental veneers are thin porcelain shells that are applied to the front of your teeth to change the look of your smile and hide certain imperfections such as,
- Severe stains and discolorations
- Chips and cracks
- Misshapen or crooked teeth
- Gaps between teeth
- Minor overcrowding
Dental veneers can be used to brighten a smile that doesn’t respond to teeth whitening treatment. This is often the case with patients who have internal stains caused by direct trauma to the tooth or from long-term antibiotic use. Also, those who have severe stains due to smoking may also benefit from dental veneers.
Getting dental veneers in Prairie Village can also get you a straighter smile in only two visits. This makes veneers an ideal option for someone wanting to straighten a crooked smile without wearing braces for a year or more. Close gaps and hide overlapping teeth with this non-invasive procedure.
Before getting your veneers, minimal tooth preparation is required. Your Prairie Village dentist Dr. Linneman will shave down some enamel from your teeth to make room for the added volume of the veneers. Enamel removal is minimal (no more than 1 millimeter) and won’t require anesthesia.
Once tooth preparation is complete we will decide on the proper shade for your veneers. Once a shade has been chosen we will take impressions of your teeth. These impressions will then be sent to a dental lab where they will make your custom-made dental veneers.
Once your veneers are complete, you will come back into our office where we will apply them temporarily to make sure they offer the look you want. Once you are satisfied with the way your new smile looks we will apply a tooth-colored resin between your teeth and the veneers and then harden it permanently with a laser. You will leave our office with a brand new smile that’s both brighter and straighter.
Want to learn more about dental veneers and whether this cosmetic treatment is right for you? Then call Prairie Dental Care today to schedule a consultation. Don’t let flaws keep you from having the smile you want.