Porcelain veneers are by far one of the most versatile options for fixing many of the common cosmetic dental problems you may experience. Made of durable and resilient porcelain, veneers can be used to correct a number of issues including:
- Chipped or cracked teeth
- Misshapen or unevenly sized teeth
- Gapped or unevenly spaced teeth
- Teeth discolored by severe stains
With porcelain veneers, Dr. Barton can provide you with a smile that is straight, even, white, and stunningly beautiful. For this reason, he regularly recommends porcelain veneers as part of a smile makeover.
Our Porcelain Veneers
No two mouths are the same, so Kansas City cosmetic dentist Dr. Thomas Barton offers several choices when it comes to porcelain veneers:
- Empress Veneers – Empress Veneers are slightly thicker than other brands, making them an excellent option for darker teeth which you would like to make brighter.
- Feldspathic Veneers – Feldspathic Veneers are thinner, enabling Dr. Barton to remove less tooth structure. They may also provide a slightly more aesthetically pleasing result.
Dr. Barton will discuss these options with you in great detail at your initial consultation and recommend the best porcelain veneers option to benefit your unique needs.
All of the porcelain veneers offered by Dr. Barton are customized to match your adjacent teeth in color, shape, and size. We have partnered with Creative Dental Arts in Raytown, Missouri and Dental Arts Lab in Peoria, Illinois for the creation of our porcelain veneers. Because our veneers are not made in-office, it can take up to two weeks for your customized veneers to arrive. Dr. Barton has found that partnering with dental labs renowned for their exceptional quality and artistry provides you with much better results, making the small wait well worth it.
The Benefits of Porcelain Veneers
Porcelain veneers offer several benefits for patients wishing to correct a wide range of cosmetic issues. They are minimally invasive, requiring only a small amount of tooth enamel be removed for placement. In addition, porcelain is incredibly strong and will not interfere with the basic functions of your teeth. Porcelain is also stain resistant and reflects light in a similar manner to natural tooth enamel, providing you a natural, unenhanced look.
As an added benefit, taking care of your porcelain veneers requires no more effort than your regular oral hygiene routine. In fact, with biannual teeth cleanings at our office and a daily routine complete with brushing and flossing, your porcelain veneers can continue to provide you with a beautiful smile for years.
Please contact us today to schedule your comprehensive porcelain veneer consultation. Dr. Thomas Barton serves patients in Kansas City and Gladstone, Missouri.