Cosmetic dentistry enables our team to transform smiles in Parkville, MO, from removing teeth stains to even repairing minor damage. But what if we have a single procedure that could completely makeover your smile? With porcelain veneers, we completely alter the appearance of the teeth in as little as two visits.

How Do You Create a Veneer?

Each one will be custom-made specifically for your smile. We begin by preparing the tooth receiving one. We need to remove a thin layer of enamel, which makes room for them. At a dental lab, these impressions will be used to design and fabricate them from porcelain. When you return for a second visit, we will check the fit of these restorations and if necessary, make minor adjustments. We’ll place them with a powerful bonding agent, allowing them to adhere to your teeth. The entire process, from preparation to placement, only takes about two visits.

How Do They Improve Smiles?

A veneer covers the front and sides of a tooth, completely altering the appearance. As a result, we use them to mask permanent teeth stains. Also known as intrinsic stains, they often don’t respond to traditional teeth whitening options. We also place veneers to reshape malformed or even damaged teeth. In addition to repairing chips, we also address minor fractures and lengthen worn down teeth. We’ve also placed them to fill the gaps between teeth or to even correct the appearance of minor misalignment, providing cosmetic alternative to braces for some cases of misalignment. For a more cost-effective smile makeover, we may combine them with dental bonding, using a more inexpensive cosmetic treatment for the side and rear teeth.

Do I Need Take Special Steps to Keep Them Bright?

If you maintain regular homecare and see us every six months, then you can keep your new restoration strong and bright. At home, you should always brush your teeth twice daily for two minutes. Flossing before bed also helps safeguard your smile. If you cut back on sugary foods and drinks, smoking, and beverages with dark pigments, you help your smile stay healthy and bright as well. Finally, be sure you see us twice a year for a through dental cleaning, so we can monitor your new restoration and also remove plaque buildup. If you have any questions about our cosmetic treatment options, or if you think you need a smile makeover, then contact our team today.


At Bailey Dental Care, we use custom-made cosmetic restorations to completely change the shape and color of a tooth. To learn more about our cosmetic treatment options, such as bonding and veneers, please schedule a consultation, call Bailey Dental Care in Parkville, MO, today at (816) 452-9700.