The appearance of your smile makes a significant impact on your self-esteem and quality of life. If your smile is afflicted by chips, discolored fillings, stained tooth enamel or other cosmetic imperfections, you should schedule a cosmetic dental consultation at our dental office. Dr. Michael Hollingsworth is well versed and experienced in several different cosmetic treatments.
One of the more popular options for restoring your smile is to have each of your teeth fitted with a custom dental veneer. This is a two-stage treatment designed to replace the faces of your teeth with thin, porcelain shells. This special dental porcelain is shaded to look just like natural teeth, only whiter!
Your dental specialist will start by performing a thorough examination of the teeth in your smile to make sure that each one has sufficient enamel to securely mount a veneer. Should one or two of your teeth lack sufficient enamel to mount a veneer, he might recommend having it restored with a porcelain dental crown.
Your dentist will then use a drill to remove a small amount of enamel from the face of each tooth to prepare the surface. Next, he will create a detailed impression of each tooth in your smile. This will be sent to our state-of-the-art dental lab where your porcelain veneers will be custom made.
When they are ready, we will call you back in to install the veneers. To do this, your dentist will carefully cement the veneers into place.
If you live in the St. Joseph, Missouri, area and your smile has been affected by cosmetic imperfections, you should call 816.232.8788 to schedule a consultation at our dental office.