Veneers are ultra-thin shells of ceramic material are bonded directly onto the front of your teeth, creating a dazzling, even smile.
If you are suffering from a broken, cracked, or discolored smile, let Dr. Kevin F. Postol, one of the best dentists in Ballwin, help you get a restored smile. Dr. Postol and his team of highly professional and trained team believe that everyone deserves a smile they love. With years of training, and years of experience with porcelain veneers, you can rest assured that you are getting treatment from one of the very best dentists in Ballwin, Missouri. Visit us for veneers in Ballwin today!
Although expensive, veneers are a quick and relatively painless way to restore smiles! Dental veneers are composed of small pieces of thin, strong porcelain. This thin layer of porcelain is applied to your natural teeth to strengthen and restore natural mouth function, while instantly improving your natural smile. Porcelain veneers are custom made to fit each contour and curve of your mouth to ensure that your smile looks as natural and as healthy as possible. Porcelain veneers can even be colored to match the rest of your smile for a seamless transition.
Many patients seeking treatment via porcelain veneers are looking to fix small cosmetic issues like the following:
It can be difficult to decide if porcelain veneers are the right treatment option for you. Let Dr. Kevin Postol and his team help you decide if a procedure like this is right for you based on a highly personalized and individual basis. We are committed to helping you make an knowledgeable decision regarding the overall health of your mouth! Schedule a consultation at our dental office in Ballwin, MO today!
After your consultation appointment with Dr. Postol, you’ll come back in to our offices for your veneer procedure. Typically, the veneers are permanently applied in two office appointments. Here’s what you can expect from the in-office procedure:
Once patients are treated with a local anesthetic, we will get your teeth ready for veneers. We start by removing a thin layer of enamel off of the surface of your teeth. About ½ millimeter of enamel is removed to make room for the porcelain veneer on the surface of the tooth. Once removed, an impression will be taken of your teeth and used to make custom veneers. The impression is sent to the lab, and your veneers are custom- made based off of every curve and contour of your impression.. It can take up to 4 weeks for custom veneers to be made, and patients may be sent home with temporary veneers based on the circumstances of their natural teeth.
After your lab-made custom veneers are ready, you’ll come into our offices for another appointment to place your permanent set. Before your veneers are permanently attached to your teeth, Dr. Postol will place it on the tooth to make sure the fit and color matches exactly like it should. Any trimming or adjustments that need to be done are made before the veneer is permanently placed on the tooth.
Your teeth will be cleaned (this process is similar to that of a regular dental cleaning!) and etched prior to placement. The etching process works to provide patients with a healthy, strong bond suitable for many years to come. When complete, a strong cement will be applied to your teeth, and your veneers will be moved into place. Once positioned, an ultraviolet light is used to activate the cement which in turn allows it to cure properly. Any other excess cement is removed, and other adjustments are made to the veneer, should they be needed. Most of our patients can go home with a brand new smile the very same day as the procedure!
Not every dentist can create and place quality veneers. Having a dentist with years of experience in cosmetic dentistry is important to getting the results you want. For veneers, you definitely need a professional cosmetic dentist that can create custom veneers that will match your smile and last through your daily life. Dr. Postol has many years of experience creating and placing dental veneers for his cosmetic denistry. With Dr. Postol and his team, you can expect quality results.
With a lifelong dream of a career in dentistry, Dr. Postol is committed to providing each of his patients with a quality level of care that they can trust. Dr. Kevin Postol knows how important it is to stay up-to-date on advances and innovations in dental procedures, and makes it his life work to do so!
With just a few appointments, you can transform your smile with strong, long-lasting veneers. Get them placed by a Ballwin cosmetic dentist!
If you are considering veneers, it’s important to mention that it’s best to avoid chewing foods like ice and other hard objects. It is also recommended that drinks such as coffee, tea, wine, or soda be avoided as they can permanently discolor a set of veneers.
Patients with veneers can follow a normal dental care routine such as twice daily brushing and flossing. It is recommended that patients be seen Dr. Kevin Postol twice yearly for a tooth cleaning, and a simple gum disease check to make sure everything is healthy regarding your teeth, gums, and veneers. Over time, it may be recommended that patients have them re-bonded to the teeth. With regular care veneers are extremely easy to care for, and can last for years to come!
Depending on your dental insurance and other location-related factors, patients may end up paying as much as $2,000 per tooth for a set of quality, long-lasting veneers. Though the cost may seem enormous up front, veneers make up for it (when cared for correctly) with longevity and durability. Talk to a member of our team about your options!
You deserve a smile that you absolutely love, and Dr. Kevin Postol is committed to making it happen! If you think that you and your smile could benefit by a set of porcelain veneers, call our offices at (636) 238- 3197 to schedule an appointment with one of the best cosmetic dentists in Ballwin, MO!