How Porcelain Veneers Mimic Tooth Structure

kahoka veneersWhen you want to completely change the appearance of your smile, and finally tackle all of your esthetic concerns, you may need veneers. Made from porcelain, these veneers are designed to look natural and fit comfortably, instantly changing your smile. In today’s blog, your Kahoka, MO, dentist talks about how we transform your smile.

The Beauty of Porcelain

The material we use to craft them with is porcelain. Not only is the material very durable, often used in crowns and implant restorations, but the material is translucent like tooth enamel. Porcelain contains stain-resistant properties, and can be color-matched to blend with the rest of your smile. We may even whiten your teeth beforehand to ensure they match your brightest smile. We could use these thin restorations to mask permanent teeth stains, repair chipped and cracked teeth, lengthen worn down teeth, and reshape misshapen or malformed portions of your smile. We’ve also corrected the appearance of minor misalignment as well, offering an alternative to braces or aligners!

Creating Your Restorations

Each one will be custom-made specifically for your smile. We start by administering a local numbing agent and then removing a thin layer of enamel from the tooth. Next, we take detailed images and impressions with digital technology. At a dental lab, we use the images and impressions to help design and craft the final product, a thin restoration that covers the front and sides of each tooth. At this point, you will return to the office for placement.

Placement and Care

The placement process means we check the fit, make any last-minute adjustments, and then place the veneer with a powerful bonding agent. The restoration could last for decades to come. To ensure this, you need to protect the teeth we’ve attached them to from issues like decay, infection, and gum disease. These same steps also protect the rest of your smile. You should brush twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste, and floss every evening. Try to consume fewer foods and drinks high in sugar and starch, and make time to see us every six months for a checkup and cleaning visit. If you have any questions about our cosmetic treatment options, or if you would like to schedule a consultation to see which of our unique treatment options are for you, then contact our team today to learn more.


Our team is ready to help transform the beauty of your smile in only two visits with our durable and lifelike dental veneers. To learn more about the lifelike and long-lasting dental veneers we provide, then please contact your Kahoka, MO dentist at Barbour Dental today. Contact our office at 660-727-4746 to schedule your visit with our team.