Porcelain dental veneers offer treatment for imperfect teeth in Columbia, MO
While keeping the smile healthy is easy with proper care, certain imperfections may occur that are outside of one’s control. For example, some patients experience breakage of their teeth, or others might develop staining due to taking certain pharmaceuticals. When these issues occur, patients often turn to their dental team to learn about ways to enhance their smile’s appearance. Columbia, MO area patients who are interested in finding aesthetic treatments will want to ask Dr. Chase Patton about porcelain veneers.
How do porcelain veneers work?
Dr. Chase Patton describes porcelain veneers as restorations that are custom-made to bond over a tooth to conceal an imperfection and improve the overall appearance of the smile. These restorations are essentially covers that bond onto the front of a tooth. These facings are fabricated to match the patient’s other teeth for seamless integration into the smile. Because porcelain veneers are made from a ceramic material, they are not only beautiful but durable!
What can I expect while obtaining porcelain veneers?
Veneers require a process from start to finish that can take a few weeks to complete. We start with a consultation appointment and examination to determine if a patient is a proper candidate for porcelain veneers. Then, the tooth that will be covered is prepared with the removal of a thin portion of the natural tooth enamel.
This needs to be done to avoid the new restoration adding unwanted bulk. Impressions are made, and these molds are sent by Dr. Chase Patton to an outside laboratory where the final restoration is made. A temporary veneer is placed until the final restoration returns to the dental office for permanent bonding.
What are the benefits of porcelain veneers
Discover the advantages of porcelain veneers!
Columbia, MO patients ready to enhance their smile with porcelain veneers and other cosmetic solutions are welcome to book a consultation visit with Dr. Chase Patton and his team. The office is conveniently located at 3005 Falling Leaf Court. The front office team would be pleased to schedule your consultation appointment when you call (573) 875-7040 for more information.