Whether you have a chipped tooth or stains that whitening treatments can’t remove, porcelain veneers can renew your smile. Veneers are placed over problem teeth to conceal any imperfections. Once installed, porcelain veneers blend in with a patient’s surrounding teeth. The result is a beautiful, new smile that looks great! At Wichita Dental Group, Dr. John Lewis offers veneers and performs other types of cosmetic dentistry in the Wichita, KS area.
Benefits of Veneers
Porcelain veneers come with numerous benefits. They are custom made for each patient, which allows for both a precise fit and a perfect color match to the surrounding teeth. Custom made veneers blend in and look just like natural teeth. Since they cover up imperfections, such as discoloration or chipped edges, they can completely transform your smile. Many patients experience a boost in confidence after having porcelain veneers installed. Finally, porcelain veneers are durable and can last a lifetime with proper care.
Applying Porcelain Veneers in Wichita
Installation of porcelain veneers is a type of cosmetic dentistry. A veneer is a thin piece of porcelain that is applied to the front of a tooth to improve its appearance, either by giving it a better shape or improved color. The dentist can either match the color of the veneers to your existing teeth or select a lighter shade of the goal is to brighten up the appearance of your teeth.
Veneers are created by first making a mold of the teeth. The mold is then sent to a dental lab where it is used to custom create the porcelain veneers. When the veneers are ready, they are sent back to your dentist’s office. Before installing them, the dentist will first shave a thin layer of enamel from the tooth so that the veneer sits flat and doesn’t protrude out past the surrounding teeth. The veneers are bonded to the teeth using a dental cement, which should allow them to remain in place permanently.
If any of your front teeth have become stained, discolored or chipped, porcelain veneers can help. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Lewis and discover for yourself just how porcelain veneers can renew your smile. For cosmetic dentistry in Wichita, KS, including veneers, contact the Wichita Dental Group at (316) 265-0849.