A Brand New Smile in as Little as One Visit
Veneers St. Joseph
Unfortunately, daily habits such as drinking coffee, wines, and colas, as well as normal wear and tear, can take a toll on the teeth. Even with the most efficient dental care, many patients still deal with flaws in their smile such as chips, cracks, uneven spacing, or discoloration. These imperfections take away from the beauty of the smile and a patient’s self-confidence. At Mark Bagby DDS Family Dentistry, we offer veneers to our St. Joseph and Kansas City patients who wish to mend their smile and gain an enticing smile. This cosmetic dentistry treatment is an excellent solution to a number of aesthetic flaws. If you are interested in learning more about veneers, contact our dental practice today.
What are Veneers?
Veneers are thin ceramic pieces that are placed on the surface of the teeth to conceal imperfections such as stains, chips, or cracks. They can also be used to mask gaps in the smile, or alter the size and shape of the teeth. Using CEREC® technology, Dr. Bagby is able to provide patients with an aligned, attractive smile in just one office visit. Typically made of a strong, porcelain material, veneers have the same light-reflecting properties as real teeth, and provide natural-looking results.
The Snap-On Smile®
In addition to traditional veneers, Dr. Bagby offers Snap-On Smile®, a non-invasive, pain-free method for gaining a flawless appearance. Made of a strong dental resin, this removable tray is another option for patients who wish to have bright, straight teeth. Patients can wear the Snap-On Smile® throughout the day, even while eating and drinking, but can also remove it at their leisure. And because it doesn’t require an actual dental procedure, the Snap-On Smile® is a viable option for patients who aren’t able to afford veneers or dental implants. Dr. Bagby will take detailed impressions of your teeth in order to create a custom-shaped product that fits well and looks natural.
The Placement of Veneers
In line with his commitment to patient comfort and convenience, Dr. Bagby uses CEREC® technology to craft and place porcelain veneers in one easy visit to his St. Joseph or Kansas City locations. After an examination and computerized scan of your smile, Dr. Bagby will use the CEREC® milling machine to create veneers that are designed specifically for your needs and goals; they can be altered according to your desired shape and shade. Once the veneers are ready, usually in less than one hour, Dr. Bagby will prep the teeth before sealing the veneers using special dental cement.
When receiving the Snap-On Smile®, patients will have mold impressions taken to get an accurate picture of the condition of their teeth. These impressions are sent to a lab which will create the durable, custom tray for the patient to wear. After about three weeks the patient can return to the dental office to ensure that the product fits properly. The Snap-On Smile® is easily placed and patients can leave with their brand new smile.
The Benefits of Veneers
Veneers are a welcomed option for patients who are affected by stained, damaged, or misaligned teeth. This versatile cosmetic treatment can be used to solve any one, or all of these problems simultaneously. Some other reasons why veneers are beneficial include:
- Custom shading and shaping can satisfy any patient’s cosmetic goals
- Porcelain and composite resin provide a natural final look
- Veneers are durable and stain-resistant - they can last for more than 10 years
- Patients can enjoy the same food and drinks as they do with their natural teeth
- Treatment does not require significant recovery time
Learn More about Veneers
Dr. Bagby believes that every patient deserves a healthy, beaming smile, and he makes that available to patients through a variety of treatment options. If you want to find out if you are a candidate for veneers, contact our St. Joseph or Kansas City dental practice today. We look forward to serving your dental needs.