Veneers are ultra-thin covers that are bonded to the surface of the tooth. Porcelain veneers help to alter tooth position, shape, size, and color. Porcelain veneers don’t stain or discolor with regular cleanings, exams, and proper at-home care.
With a set of veneers from Dr. Kory Kirkegaard at The Art of Dentistry, you can cover up flaws in your smile including stains, misshapen teeth, minor chips, and so much more. Contact us today to schedule your cosmetic dentistry consultation in Overland Park and take the first steps toward a picture-perfect smile.
Teeth treated with veneers are completely stain-resistant, unlike natural teeth.
First, you’ll meet with Dr. Kirkegaard to discuss all of your options for transforming your smile. We offer a wide variety of cosmetic treatments at The Art of Dentistry, and Dr. Kirkegaard will work with you to determine whether veneers are the best choice for your unique situation.
After we’ve developed a custom treatment plan for you and your goals, you’ll come back to our office to have your teeth prepared for veneers. Dr. Kirkegaard will clean and numb your mouth, then remove a thin layer of enamel from each tooth that’s getting a veneer. This ensures your new veneers fit your smile perfectly. Once that’s done, Dr. Kirkegaard will take impressions and images of your teeth. The amount of tooth that is removed is ultra-conservative for veneers!
Next, Dr. Kirkegaard will send your home with a set of temporary veneers. He will send your impressions to a wonderful cosmetic dental lab. A Master Ceramist will turn these impressions into a set of durable, lifelike porcelain veneers and send them back to The Art of Dentistry. It usually takes a few weeks for us to get your final set of veneers.
Once we receive your porcelain veneers, you’ll come back for one last appointment. Dr. Kirkegaard will remove your temporaries, prep your teeth, then check your veneers to make sure they fit perfectly. Then, he will bond your new veneers to your teeth permanently. After final polishing, Dr. Kirkegaard will send you home to enjoy your new smile.
With a set of veneers, you can treat multiple cosmetic issues with your smile all at once. This includes things like teeth stains and uneven teeth, as well as slightly-crooked teeth, misshapen teeth, minor chips, and more.
Veneers typically last at least 15-30 years, and many patients are able to keep their veneers for much longer with proper care and good oral hygiene. Veneers don’t stain, either, so your new smile will look gorgeous for years to come.
One of the benefits of veneers is that they require minimal special care. Just brush your teeth twice a day, floss once per day, and see Dr. Kirkegaard for a checkup every six months. During your preventive appointment in Overland Park, Dr. Kirkegaard will check on your veneers and your teeth to make sure everything looks good.
Lastly and most importantly, transforming your teeth with a set of veneers can completely change how you feel about yourself and your smile. With your new veneers, you won’t have to feel self-conscious when you smile, hide your teeth when you laugh, or avoid eating around others. You’ll feel confident and proud of your smile once again!
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