Dental Veneers

Teeth Veneers for a Perfect Smile

porcelain veneers in Town and Country and Creve Coeur

Dental veneers are thin shells that match the color of your teeth. They are placed on the front of your teeth to improve their color, size, or shape. For those who suffer from tooth discoloration due to injury or the use of certain medications, veneers for teeth can be the perfect solution.

When teeth do not match one another due to differing shapes, chips, or wear, a dental veneer placed on each of the problem teeth can greatly improve your smile’s aesthetic and increase your confidence.

Dental Veneers Procedure

We will first talk with you about the results you want to achieve. We will examine your teeth, take some x-rays, and make a plan that will suit your needs. Your teeth will then need to be prepared for the veneers by being reshaped.

When they have been created, your dental veneers will be sent back to us. Next, the porcelain veneers will be bonded to your teeth. This involves cleaning and etching the tooth, so the veneer will hold securely.

During your last visit, your teeth will be cleaned with special liquids to achieve the most durable bond. A bonding cement will then be placed between each tooth and the veneer and a special light beam is used to harden and set the bond. To place the dental veneer, we will use a bonding agent, cement, and a light that activates the bonding chemicals in the cement. We will check up on you after the procedure to ensure the veneer has bonded properly as well as your complete satisfaction with your new smile.

dental veneers with a Chesterfield dentist Town and Country MO

Porcelain Veneers

At Town and Country Cosmetic Dentistry and Implant Center, we use porcelain veneers. These veneers are beautiful and natural-looking. Porcelain veneers improve the color and shape of the tooth and reflect light in the same way that natural teeth do. Porcelain veneers are stain resistant, scratch-resistant, and durable. Their color does not change over time.

Porcelain dental veneers are routinely used to fix:

  • Teeth that are discolored—either because of root canal treatment; stains from tetracycline or other drugs, excessive fluoride, or other causes; or the presence of large resin fillings that have discolored the tooth.
  • Teeth that are worn down.
  • Teeth that are chipped or broken.
  • Teeth that are misaligned, uneven, or irregularly shaped: for example, ones that have craters or bulges in them.
  • Teeth that are too small or large.
  • Teeth with gaps between them to close the space between these teeth.

As with most restorative dentistry solutions, porcelain veneers are not permanent, and they may some day need to be replaced. However, they are extremely durable and will give you a beautiful, long-lasting smile for many years.

Dental Veneers FAQ

How long do dental veneers last?
If taken care of porperly, your new dental veneers can last up to 30 years.
What is the procedure for getting dental veneers?
After determining a plan for your desired results, your teeth will be reshaped to prepare for the veneers while they are being created. Then your natural teeth will be cleaned and etched to prepare for the bonding process. Once veneers are bonded you can use them as you would your natural teeth.
Does getting dental veneers hurt?
Generally speaking there is no discomfort involved in the dental veneer process. Some patients experience minor gum soreness for up to 24 hours after the procedure.
Can dental veneers fix all types of cosmetic dental issues?
Dental veneers are often used for teeth discoloration, worn down teeth from grinding, chipped or broken teeth, irregular shaped teeth, or fixing gaps between teeth.
Can dental veneers stain or discolor over time?
With proper care of your dental veneers you can avoid any staining or discoloration.
Can I still brush and floss my teeth normally with dental veneers?
Yes! You can continue with your regular cleaning routine after getting dental veneers.
Are dental veneers reversible?
The process of reshaping your teeth to fit your veneers is not reversible, however the veneers themselves can be replaced if needed.

Schedule a Porcelain Dental Veneers Consultation in Chesterfield!

Visit Dr. Buchheit to find out if veneers for teeth are your ticket to a beautiful smile. Call us at our Chesterfield, MO office today if you are in the Town and Country – Creve Coeur area!

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