Enhance Your Smile with Porcelain Veneers
If you feel self-conscious about minor chips, cracks, or dental discoloration, porcelain veneers can help you achieve a bright, flawless smile. Our team in Independence, MO, provides patients with the highest quality care and dental materials including pressed porcelain, feldspathic, and ultra thin Lumineers®, to ensure lasting results. Dr. James Elias and Dr. Kirk Opdahl are two of only 250 Accredited Cosmetic Dentists in the world, certified by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, and Dr. Jeremy Bowen is a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. At Dental Arts, you can experience the benefits of working with compassionate professionals dedicated to enhancing not only your smile, but your quality of life.
What Are Porcelain Veneers?
Veneers are thin porcelain shells designed to conceal cosmetic imperfections such as dental staining, misalignment, and gapped or uneven teeth. These restorations are bonded to the front surface of the tooth, helping to improve the appearance of your smile. Our team uses only the highest quality materials, which blend seamlessly with the natural shade of surrounding teeth. For the right patients, we also offer minimal or no-prep Lumineers, so you can achieve a beautiful smile without extensive preparation or temporary restorations.
Types of Flaws Veneers Address
These versatile restorations can address a variety of imperfections, including:
- Staining and discoloration
- Gapped teeth
- Crooked teeth
- Irregularly sized teeth
To ensure the most effective and comfortable procedures, we incorporate advanced technology into each of our treatments. This enables us to preserve more of your natural tooth structure and protect your smile.
Types of Veneers We Offer
To address our patients' varying needs, we offer several types of veneers, including:
- Pressed porcelain, for added strength and durability
- Feldspathic, which are thinner and known for their lifelike appearance
- Lumineers, which are ultra thin and require minimal to no-prep
- Porcelain fused to zirconia, which are highly translucent for a natural look
Depending upon your unique cosmetic goals, we can review your options and determine the best material for you.
Am I a Candidate?
In order to qualify for this treatment, you should be in good oral and overall health. You may not be a candidate for porcelain veneers if you are suffering from:
During your consultation, your doctor can evaluate the structure of your smile and your medical history to ensure you are eligible for this procedure.
The process of receiving veneers will differ depending upon the type of restoration you choose. If you are undergoing a traditional veneers procedure, your doctor can first remove a small portion of tooth enamel and reshape the tooth structure. This process enables us to ensure your veneers fit comfortably in your smile. Patients receiving Lumineers may not require tooth preparation.
As we prioritize patient satisfaction, we also provide mock-ups prior to ordering restorations so our patients can preview the results of their new and enhanced appearance.
Your doctor can then take impressions of your smile, which will be sent to our trusted dental laboratory. Over a period of two weeks, laboratory technicians will carefully craft your custom veneers. During this time, we can provide you with temporary veneers to ensure your comfort. Once your final restorations are ready, you can return to our office for placement. As we prioritize patient satisfaction, we also provide mock-ups prior to ordering restorations so our patients can preview the results of their new and enhanced appearance.
Brighten Your Smile Today
When you trust your cosmetic needs to Dental Arts, you can feel confident that you will be treated by a compassionate team of experts who prioritize your needs and goals. To find out more about our cosmetic dentistry treatments and how you can benefit, contact us online or call us today at (816) 478-3600 to schedule your consultation.
“Though I am always nervous, I know that no matter what the situation, I could not be in better hands at Dental Arts. Thank you to you and your staff. You are all so wonderful. God bless you!” Gail