Porcelain Veneers: Easy and Versatile

Are you dreaming about a picture-perfect smile? Although some people mistakenly assume that straight, white, beautiful teeth are out of reach if they don’t want to endure years or orthodontic care or teeth whitening, the simple fact of the matter is that these kinds of issues can be resolved in a day with state-of-the-art dental veneers.

Dental veneers are thin, tooth-colored masks that are cemented to the front of teeth in order to perfect their appearance. Here are just a few of the different dental problems veneers can be used to correct.

Gaps

Gapped teeth can be caused by simple genetics, prior tooth loss, or even attached labial frenulums that were never resolved. However, dental veneers can be cemented to the front of teeth beside the gap to widen those teeth and close up the space. The area around the sides of the veneer can be filled with tooth-colored composite resin, resulting in teeth that look like they were always perfectly situated and gap-free.

Discoloration

Certain medications, such as tetracycline, or lifestyle habits, such as poor oral hygiene or smoking, can cause severe discoloration, which can be embarrassing to live with. Sometimes, staining can even run so deep that it is impossible to completely remove the discoloration with traditional dental whitening methods. Fortunately, veneers can be used to completely change the color of the teeth. If you are concerned about veneers blending in with the rest of natural teeth, they can also be designed to be the exact same color, so that the repair isn’t visible.

Chipped Teeth

Veneers can be used to rebuild the surfaces of teeth, such as when chips or surface fractures are present. With porcelain veneers, we can make your teeth look even and whole.

Slightly Crooked Teeth

Dental veneers can also be used to correct slightly crooked teeth, since a small amount of the tooth surface will be removed before veneers can be placed. By gently contouring the surfaces of your teeth and installing veneers carefully, your teeth will look much straighter, without orthodontic care. 

Make An Appointment Today

To find out whether or not veneers are right for you, contact Dr. Postol, your cosmetic dentist in Ballwin MO. Dr. Postol loves taking on new dental challenges and doing everything he can to give patients the smile of their dreams. Make an appointment today for a cosmetic dentistry consultation.

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