Dental VeneersAn Overview
Porcelain veneers can give patients the “Hollywood smiles” of their dreams. Porcelain veneers have revolutionized cosmetic dentistry allowing dentists like Dr. Banks to permanently improve the esthetics of a smile in less time with more natural and beautiful results. Dental veneers are used to cosmetically correct a range of dental concerns.
Porcelain veneers are made from an ultra-thin professional grade ceramic. The highly durable and stain resistant ceramic material reflects light like natural teeth, allowing them to blend seamlessly with your smile. Dental veneers can also be color-matched to the surrounding teeth so that they look and feel like your natural teeth.
Inwood cosmetic dentist Dr. Kenneth Banks is highly trained and experienced in the design, fabrication, and fitting of porcelain veneers. He was the first dentist in West Virginia to become an Accredited member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and remains committed to advanced treatment through continuing education. Dr. Bank’s natural artistic eye for balance and his years of hands-on experience make him uniquely capable of creating a natural looking smile with porcelain veneers.
Cosmetic Concerns for Dental Veneers
- Straighten minor crooked teeth
- Repair chipped or cracked teeth
- Reshape misshapen or worn teeth
- Close gaps in teeth
- Whiten discolored teeth
I used to be terrified about going to the dentist, but not no more. They are very gentle and good at what they do. Very clean facility. Everyone is so kind and caring. Recently I had to reschedule my appt due to my son coming home from the hospital and…Tabatha J.
My experience was nothing but outstanding, with the Dr and the Dentist Assistants. Dr Banks informed me on everything that was going to be done and the Dentist Hygienist was very informed also on what procedures she was going to do. My second appointment which was within a week of…Frederick B.
Dr. Banks practice is a model of what a "Top of the Line" dental experience should be. I have been with his practice for many years. The experience starts with the reception desk and a warm greeting. Appointments are kept "On Time". All staff members I have ever had contact…Eddie S.
Went for my check up yesterday, everything went great as always. Like I've been telling people for years, I have the best Dentist in the world. No Hurt, No Ouch, No Sweat. Thanks to everyone at Smile Designs of the Shenandoah Valley.Curtis H.
Dental Veneers What to Expect
Most patients will be complete their dental veneer procedure in just a few visits to our Inwood, WV dentist office. After the initial cosmetic consultation, the patient will return to have their teeth prepared for the fitting of the dental veneers.
Dr. Banks will remove part of the surface of the tooth enamel to allow room for the veneer to securely bonded. Once the teeth are prepared, Dr. Banks will take molds of the teeth. These molds will be used to create a custom veneer that will fit on the tooth.
After the veneer is fabricated Dr. Banks will ensure that you feel 100% satisfied and happy with the result before permanently bonding the veneer. If you are unhappy, we will return it to the lab for further adjustments to ensure you feel confident in your smile. Once the patient gives final approval, Dr. Banks will permanently secure the veneer to the tooth.
Designed to be a permanent dental restoration, porcelain veneers are highly stained and decay resistant. With proper oral hygiene and biannual visits to Dr. Banks for oral health check-ups and cleanings, dental veneers should last for up to 20 years. Like most dental restorations, porcelain veneers rely on healthy tooth, bone and gum structure for long-term success. Regular oral hygiene is essential for maintaining dental veneers.