Smile Spotlight: Amy | Love Your Smile with Porcelain Veneers

CASE STUDY | Porcelain Veneers

Patient: Amy, 35 Years

Problem: Didn’t Like Her Smile (Gaps between her teeth)

Solution: 4 Front Porcelain Veneers


We’d like to introduce you to Amy …


She’s a 35 year-old woman, who hates the gaps between her teeth and the color of her teeth. She didn’t like to smile because she felt her smile “looked ugly” when she did.


After her consultation with Dr. Anderson, they decided to add 4 Porcelain Veneers to her top 4 middle teeth.


  • Upper two pictures show her before pictures with gaps and stained teeth.
  • Middle two pictures show what porcelain veneers look like outside the mouth.
    • Notice the level of detail and expertise in these handcrafted veneers that were created by our Master Porcelain Artist.
  • Bottom two pictures are the final close ups of the veneers showing Amy’s beautiful and natural smile.
    • Notice the gaps or spaces in her smile are closed. The whiter teeth blend well with her natural color. 


Amy was very satisfied and when she looked at her new smile in the mirror when we were finished, she said that it was “Life-Changing” for her!

We Believe: Happy People Should Smile. 

Happy people spread their happiness to others and sometimes, it’s as simple as a smile. In Amy’s case, her whole life changed when she had the confidence to smile. Smiling affects your overall wellbeing and the wellbeing of everyone around you.


Did You Know…

Here are some statistics that we find SAD and SHOCKING:

One out of every two people will always try to smile with their mouth closed

57 percent of Americans cover their mouths when they laugh due to insecurity about their teeth

62 percent of young adults, between the ages of 25-44, cover their mouths when they laugh. Compared to only 20 percent of people ages 45 plus.

7 out of 10 people (that’s 70 percent) admit feeling self-conscious about their teeth – what’s crazy is that 1 out of 4 of them have received a negative comment about their teeth from a co-worker or a significant other

61 percent of Americans wish they could change something about their teeth

#1 on the list: Lack of whiteness. Followed by: Crookedness, Receding Gums, and Spaces Between Teeth

Teeth are the #1 reason for insecurity in overall facial features (beating out: eyes, nose, lips and eyebrows)

What that says to us is that your smile is IMPORTANT – not only to YOU, but to your prospective partner, especially with the popularity of dating apps and social media.

So, why would you continue to be unhappy with your smile when it can be changed or slightly altered in a way that increases your self-confidence and overall happiness?

We Want YOU to SMILE!

The offices of Thomas L. Anderson, DDS and Associates specializes in Smiles! As a matter of fact, that’s one of the main reasons our Team loves what they do – they love to help their patients love their smiles! And we would love to help YOU TOO!!





What Are Porcelain Veneers?

Porcelain veneers are very thin shells made from porcelain to that is placed over a tooth to correct any tooth damage or to improve the color and alignment of a smile. They are customized to match the color of your teeth as closely as possible, all while enhancing your smile for a more realistic and natural look. Veneers are bonded to your teeth permanently for lasting results and you can receive as many or as few veneers as you need.

Veneers can fix a multitude of cosmetic dentistry issues to bring you your best smile:

  • Chipped or broken teeth
  • Teeth that have large gaps or are misaligned
  • Discolored or stained teeth
  • Small teeth
  • Worn down teeth

Veneers can last for a long time, often lasting at least a decade and porcelain veneers are great at resisting stains, keeping your smile bright!

Check out our Porcelain Veneer FAQ HERE.

At Thomas L. Anderson and Associates, we know that no one wants unnatural-looking teeth, and that’s why we use the latest technology to create custom porcelain veneers to enhance your smile without anyone noticing!

Contact us today to schedule your dental appointment and meet with our skilled dentists at one of our three conveniently located dental office locations within the Kansas City area, including Lee’s Summit / Independence, the Country Club Plaza and Downtown Kansas City. The gentle dentists and expert team at Thomas L. Anderson and Associates look forward to working with you to treat your dental emergency, achieve proper oral health and a beautiful smile that will last a lifetime. If you have any questions about your dental insurance benefits, please do not hesitate to contact us.  We are happy to review your policy! Please give us a call today to schedule an appointment and become part of our dental family.