Cosmetic issues with your teeth can often be addressed in many unique ways. Dr. Brian Kynaston, Dr. Matthew Perry, and Dr. Seth Prochaska of Lyons Dental Care and Inman Dental Care are able to offer an array of options, including the cosmetic dentistry solution known as porcelain veneers.
What Are Porcelain Veneers?
In the simplest terms possible, porcelain veneers are thin but durable shells of dental porcelain designed to fit over your teeth and offer you a cosmetic dentistry solution. They are most often used for:
- Patients with deeply stained teeth unable to be whitened
- Teeth that have been chipped or cracked
- Patients with teeth that are slightly misaligned, gapped or crooked
- Teeth that are unevenly worn
They are individually made for each tooth and then bonded to ensure they can function as the natural tooth did before it was treated with the veneer.
What Do Porcelain Veneers Involve?
One of the biggest questions about the use of dental veneers is just what it involves to have them done. As a form of cosmetic dentistry, they are a remarkably fast solution for several issues, and to obtain them begins with a visit to our cosmetic dentist.
During your initial consultation, we ensure that your teeth and gums are in top shape, and we address any restorative or general dentistry needed. Once we are sure your mouth is as healthy as it can be, we then work out a specific treatment plan for your needs. For example, some patients require just a single veneer, while others may require several to address their dental concerns.
The process usually involves just two office visits – that first consultation, at which time we discuss your options and begin treatment. This involves preparation of the tooth or teeth to receive the veneers. You leave your first visit with durable temporary veneers in place, and a special dental lab then makes your individual veneers.
When they arrive, we have you return for your second visit. This is when the veneers are bonded to the prepared teeth. You actually leave our office with your new smile and with fully functional, aesthetically appealing teeth.
How Is Preparation Done?
To prepare your teeth for dental veneers, our cosmetic dentist will use molds, x-rays and other diagnostics to determine the right approach. To make room for the thin veneers, we need to remove some of the enamel on your natural teeth – just enough to leave room. Our cosmetic dentist may use anesthetic, but that is not always necessary. Impressions of the teeth are made for the lab, and a temporary is placed.
Contact Our Cosmetic Dentist Today
Hopefully, this has inspired you to find out if veneers are the right cosmetic dentistry solution for you. If you are eager to learn more about it, feel free to contact us online or by calling our Lyons office at (620) 257-5193 or our Inman office at (620) 585-6766, and letting us know if you wish to learn more about veneers and cosmetic dentistry solutions.