You’ve already had a few teeth replaced with dental implants, but you’re wanting to enhance the overall appearance of your smile. While there are numerous treatments available that make it possible to improve and brighten stained or chipped teeth, are your chances of seeing a dramatic change in your own smile gone because of your implants? Read on to find out if porcelain veneers in Sioux Falls are a viable solution for your dental needs.
What Are Porcelain Veneers?
Porcelain veneers are ultra-thin wafer coverings that fit over the surface of your tooth and hide any cosmetic flaws. Considered an extremely versatile cosmetic treatment option, they can cover stains, discoloration, chips, cracks, gaps between teeth, and even minor misalignments.
Porcelain veneers are bonded to teeth and do not stain as easily as regular tooth enamel. They’re also a permanent solution to enhancing one’s smile.
Can They Be Used with Dental Implants or Other Restorations?
In most cases, yes, porcelain veneers can be used in combination with dental restorations; however, each patient and case are different, so it will ultimately be up to your cosmetic dentist in Sioux Falls to determine if it’s possible. If you have dental implants but want veneers on your remaining teeth, this can be achieved quite easily. By removing a small portion of the enamel from every tooth requiring a veneer, your dentist will take impressions of your smile and send them off to a dental lab where technicians will create your veneers. Once they are ready for placement, your dentist will carefully set each custom-made veneer, ensuring it not only matches the color of your implant crown but that it is situated correctly to create an even, natural-looking smile.
Do you need a veneer over your dental crown? While this is possible, there’s no need. Your dental crown will need to be replaced every 5-15 years depending on how well you take care of it, so it’s best if you leave it alone to prevent having to not only replace the crown but also the veneer each time.
It is possible that by combining restorative and cosmetic treatment, you can achieve the show-stopping, dramatic smile you’ve always wanted, but it’s important that you speak to your cosmetic dentist first about how to go about achieving your desired look and what it means for your oral health.
About the Author
Dr. Kari Bolen attended Augustana University before moving to Omaha, Nebraska, and earning her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Creighton University School of Dentistry. Working at Family Dentistry of Sioux Falls since 2011, Dr. Bolen and the team at Family Dentistry of Sioux Falls are committed to helping patients reach their dental goals. Whether it’s better oral health with restorative services or enhancing the appearance of a person’s smile through cosmetic treatment like porcelain veneers, she is ready equipped to perform a wide array of services. Contact us at (605) 339-0219 or visit our website to learn more.