What are Porcelain Veneers?
Porcelain veneers are very thin shells made from porcelain to adhere and cover the front areas of your teeth. They are made to match your teeth as closely as possible, all while enhancing your smile. Veneers are bonded to your teeth, and you can receive as many or as few veneers as you need.
Veneers can fix a multitude of issues to bring you your best smile:
- Chipped or broken teeth
- Discolored/stained teeth
- Worn down teeth
- Teeth that have large gaps or are misaligned
- Small 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!
More on Dental Health and Veneers: https://www.webmd.com/oral-health/guide/veneers#1
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How Do You Get Porcelain Veneers?
Before getting veneers, you’ll have an initial appointment with your dentist to discuss which options are best for you. Your dentist will possibly take X-rays to determine the best procedure plan and see if you are experiencing any tooth decay or gum disease that may not make veneers the best option for you.
What to Know Before Getting Porcelain Veneers: https://www.healthline.com/health/dental-veneers#aftercare
Then, your dentist will trim down a small amount of your tooth, about half of a millimeter, and take an impression of your teeth to get the sizing accurate for your veneers. After that, your porcelain veneers will be created in the lab! Your perfect smile is just around the corner, and your veneers will be bonded to your teeth using a special adhesive.
Read more about veneers: https://www.dentalhealth.org/veneers
Taking Care of Porcelain Veneers
Porcelain veneers are not high maintenance and do not require any special care. To keep your smile in tip-top shape, continue with your normal oral hygiene routine of brushing and flossing daily and seeing your dentist on a regular basis. However, if you want to preserve your veneers for the longest amount of time, we recommend:
- Wearing a mouth guard during contact sports
- Protect your teeth at night if you grind them
- Do not use your teeth to open packages
- Try not to chew on hard items such as nails
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.