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Many people feel that a bright, white smile gives a boost to the self-confidence and plays a strong role in your social life. If one or more of your teeth are suffering from cosmetic imperfections, you might want to reach out to Dr. Cynthia E. Sherwood. Your dentist has the professional training and experience needed to help you find the most effective method for restoring your white and winning smile.

For teeth suffering from discoloration, old dental work, or unsightly chips in the tooth enamel, your dentist will often suggest treatment with dental veneers.

These thin, porcelain shells are custom made at a state-of-the-art dental lab to match the faces of each tooth in your smile. The porcelain material can be shaded to look just like natural tooth enamel and it will not be prone to deep stains in the future.

The process starts with a thorough examination of each tooth in your smile. This might also include taking a few X-rays to make sure each tooth has enough enamel to mount a veneer. If one or more teeth have insufficient enamel or are suffering from tooth decay, your dentist might recommend a porcelain dental crown restoration for that tooth.

Your dentist will remove a small amount of enamel from each tooth. Then, she will make a detailed impression of your teeth. This will be sent to the dental lab where your porcelain dental veneers will be created.

Once the dental lab has completed the porcelain veneers, we will call you back in for a second appointment. During this visit, the corresponding veneer will be cemented into place.

If you live in the Independence, Kansas, area and you have a smile suffering from multiple cosmetic imperfections, you should call (620) 331.4499 to schedule a consultation at Cynthia E. Sherwood DDS.