When might an Owensboro area dentist suggest porcelain veneers?

Cosmetic dentistry allows the team at Thompson and Frey Cosmetic and Family Dentistry of Owensboro to rejuvenate and transform the smiles of patients. From a simple teeth whitening treatment to a complete smile makeover, patients can enjoy the benefits of the advanced materials and techniques in cosmetic dentistry. When considering ways to address imperfections of the smile, many patients ask Drs. Thompson and Frey about porcelain veneers.

Porcelain veneers are often suggested when patients want a fast way to achieve a more beautiful smile. The entire process of receiving veneers, from start to finish, takes approximately two weeks. Patients start with a consultation visit and then schedule an appointment in which their teeth are prepared for placement. This appointment includes the removal of a small amount of enamel to improve the bonding process and prevent added thickness to the teeth. Impressions are taken and sent to an outside laboratory to create the veneers, and they are sent to the dentist for the final placement. Patients can leave the dental office during their third visit with a brand new smile!

Veneers are used in a number of situations. They may be suggested for patients who have permanently stained or discolored teeth. This discoloration may not have improved with the use of professional-grade teeth bleaching attempts. Veneers can also improve crooked or misaligned teeth, and are perfect for disguising cracks, chips, and other visible signs of breakage on natural teeth. Veneers can be placed on adjacent teeth to hide unwanted spaces and gaps as well.

Veneers are made of thin sheets of porcelain, which are bonded over the front of natural teeth to change their overall appearance. They are strictly cosmetic and do not improve the function of the teeth. They are highly desired by patients who want a long-term solution to a permanent problem.

Drs. Thompson and Frey of Owensboro have committed their practice to helping patients in the area improve the health and beauty of their smiles. Using state-of-the-art equipment and high quality materials, patients can visit Thompson and Frey Cosmetic and Family Dentistry to enjoy the advantages of an experienced dental team focused on comprehensive dental care for the entire family.


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