Porcelain veneers as an affordable cosmetic treatment
Porcelain veneers are a type of dental restoration used to improve the appearance and function of teeth with minimal alteration compared to crowns. They can be used cosmetically for slight tooth alignment or orthodontic reasons, but their primary purpose is aesthetic enhancement. At Foster Dental Care, Drs. Alan Foster, Rebecca Spencer, and Niki McDaniel can use veneers to disguise imperfections that need to be corrected with a natural-looking dental restoration. We often recommend porcelain veneers for patients near the Blue Springs, Missouri community with concerns about the teeth at the front of the mouth.
Understanding porcelain veneers
Porcelain veneers are very thin pieces of porcelain that cover the front side of the teeth. Veneer placement requires grinding down the tooth structure or removing a slim portion from the front of the teeth to make room for the new restoration to fit without adding unsightly bulk. This sectioning or reduction allows for edges that can be bonded into place firmly, covering over existing defects while not interfering with the normal functioning of the tooth and surrounding teeth.
How much do porcelain veneers cost?
Veneers are an affordable option when patients consider alternative treatments and the lifespan of their new restorations. While veneers may cost more than solutions such as dental bonding, they are stain-resistant and can last over a decade with proper care.
What are the benefits of porcelain veneers?
Porcelain veneers are popular because they take less time than other cosmetic dental treatments such as crowns, and people get their results much quicker. Their long-lasting durability makes it possible for our patients to keep them for many years and not require additional visits to evaluate them and ensure they are firmly in place. Veneers are also stain-resistant and simple to care for.
How do I find out if I’m a candidate for porcelain veneers?
If you are looking for a fast and affordable way to address imperfections in the front of the mouth, we encourage you to call our team at Foster Dental Care in Blue Springs, MO, to discuss your options. We are conveniently located at 2150 NW South Outer Road and can be reached by phone to request an appointment at (816) 227-6588.