If cosmetic dental flaws affect your front teeth, you may be searching for ways to improve your smile.
Porcelain veneers are thin shells of high-quality ceramic that mask cosmetic flaws in as few as two dental appointments.
Learn more about how Dr. John Goodman can enhance your smile with veneers at our Kansas City, MO, practice.
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Dr. John Goodman has more than 20 years of experience providing the Kansas City, MO, community with a comprehensive range of dental services. He has placed dental veneers for many patients and works with a high-end dental laboratory with talented laboratory technicians.
If you are considering porcelain veneers, please contact us online or call our dental practice in Kansas City, MO, to schedule a consultation.
How Much Do Porcelain Veneers Cost?
At our practice, patients can expect to pay $1,650 per tooth treated with a veneer. With Dr. Goodman's skill and our dental lab's exemplary work, patients can achieve attractive, natural-looking results.
Are You a Candidate for Treatment?
In addition to cosmetic issues affecting the appearance of the smile, good candidates for this procedure should meet the following requirements:
Good Oral Health
In order to receive porcelain veneers or undergo any cosmetic dentistry treatment, you must be in good oral health. Patients who don't brush or floss regularly are more likely to have dental health problems that can undermine the results of any cosmetic treatment. Our dentist offers a wide range of dentistry procedures to ensure your smile is healthy as well as aesthetically pleasing.
In addition, patients seeking traditional porcelain veneers need to have a sufficient amount of healthy enamel, as Dr. Goodman typically needs to remove a thin layer before placing veneers. When the dental veneer is bonded to the tooth, this ensures that the porcelain prosthetic is not too bulky and sits flush with surrounding teeth.
Bruxism is a condition in which patients grind their teeth or clench their jaw regularly, often while they sleep. Although we use a strong dental porcelain to fabricate veneers, they are not unbreakable. Unfortunately, the consistent forces of grinding or clenching can cause veneers to break or come loose. For some patients, Dr. Goodman is able to treat the underlying cause of bruxism so that you can receive veneers that will last.
Receiving Your Porcelain Veneers
Preparing the Tooth and Attaching the Veneer
Options for Veneers
Since traditional porcelain veneers require the removal of enamel, they are typically a permanent procedure. If you are concerned about permanently altering your teeth, need a quick cosmetic solution, or lack sufficient enamel to support the ceramic, we can offer minimal-prep veneers as an alternative that requires less commitment.
If you want a quick way to transform your smile, same-day veneers offer dramatic results instantly. During treatment, composite resin is applied directly to the teeth and shaped to improve the symmetry and color of your smile. This treatment is not appropriate for severe cosmetic imperfections, but it can conceal minor issues.
Aftercare and Maintenance
There is no significant recovery time associated with porcelain veneers. Most patients return to their normal activities immediately after treatment. However, you may experience some dental sensitivity for a short period of time. We recommend avoiding very hot or cold foods, as well as chewy, hard, or crunchy foods for about a week or until the sensitivity wears off.
How Long Do Dental Veneers Last?
With proper care, your veneers can last up to 10 years. Same-day composite resin veneers are less durable, and last between four and eight years on average.
How Can I Prolong the
Lifespan of My Veneers?
Maintaining good oral hygiene can help extend the longevity of your porcelain veneers. While the porcelain itself is not subject to decay or disease, the underlying teeth are, so it is important to brush the teeth and porcelain prosthetic at least twice a day and floss daily. Visit our Kansas City, MO, practice for regular cleanings and exams.
Additionally, you can protect your veneers by avoiding habits such as nail biting, chewing ice, and opening packages with your teeth. Minimizing the consumption of stain-producing substances, including coffee, tea, wine, berries, soy sauce, and tomato sauce, can help maintain the overall color of your smile, as well.
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Dr. Goodman and his staff were honestly incredible. I’ve never been to a dentist that’s taken his time to talk me through recommendations, and had the best interest of the client in mind. I would absolutely recommend him! Probably the best dental experience I’ve ever had.View on Google
I’ve never left a dentist’s office with a genuine smile before, I’m genuinely excited to go back in six months. I felt listened to and welcomed by everyone, including the receptionist, the dental hygienist, and Dr. Goodman himself. I’ll be returning here for as long as I live in Kansas!View on Google