Am I a Candidate For Porcelain Veneers?

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The modern world of cosmetic dentistry is full of options. However, with so many choices, it can be quite confusing for patients to understand the best or most functional choices for their particular concerns. That is why the patients at our Overland Park, KS office will consult with Dr. Ross S. Headley about their ideal solutions. Among the most frequently chosen answers are porcelain veneers.

They are thin shells made of incredibly strong and durable porcelain. They are applied over teeth to create an almost immediate smile transformation. They are a customized solution for patients with imperfect teeth. For example, patients with deeply stained teeth, chipped or cracked teeth and slightly misaligned smiles are all potential candidates for porcelain veneers.

There are pros and cons to any cosmetic solution and for those interested in porcelain veneers, it is essential to first consult with Dr. Headley to determine if they are an appropriate answer. If so, you can enjoy a brand new smile in as little as two visits.

The veneers will be made specifically for your teeth, and will then be bonded to your teeth to create an immediate change.  They are not at all like overlays that can be easily removed or damaged. Many wrongly cite this as one of the cons on any list of pros and cons. However, porcelain veneers are strong and bonded to the tooth using a durable material.

The veneers are also extremely stain and crack resistant. They will be crafted to match your natural teeth, and fabricated to your specific molds. They are meant to be a long-lasting and permanent solution. They can overcome a long list of dental issues and radically improve the smile.

Of course, there are some cons in that list of pros and cons, and one of them is that not all patients are candidates. Though veneers can be used to address slightly misaligned smiles, they cannot be put to use for patients with radically crooked teeth. Gaps can be corrected using them, but when teeth are in need of straightening, veneers may not be a workable or functional solution.

Contact Our Overland Park Dentist

If you would like to book a cosmetic dentistry consultation, or discuss porcelain veneers with Dr. Headley, please give us a call. You can reach us by phoning us at (913) 491-6874. You can also use our online contact form and Dr. Headley or one of our staff will get back to you promptly. To learn more about porcelain veneers, read our porcelain veneers overview.

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Ross S. Headley, DDS

Using the most advanced materials and techniques, Dr. Ross S. Headley will transform your smile. As Kansas’ only accredited member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, Dr. Headley understands how unhealthy or unattractive teeth can negatively impact a patient’s life. He witnesses daily how beautiful healthy teeth change lives. Take a moment and explore the options available for you.

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