As a cosmetic dentistry patient today’s world, you have more treatment options than ever before. This is a huge advantage, but it can also prove to be overwhelming for patients as they try to choose the best treatments for their respective situations. Luckily, our Saint Louis dentists are here to help!
Today’s article is all about dental veneers. If you’ve been considering pursuing cosmetic treatment, we that this info helps you get a better idea of whether veneers are right for you.
As you may already know, dental veneers are thin porcelain restorations that can completely resurface individual teeth or multiple teeth at once. But you may not know that…
- Veneers are so thin, that they generally only as thick as a contact lens
- Once bonded to the tooth, these veneers are exceptionally strong and durable
- Porcelain, as a material, mimics the appearance of real enamel, down to the way that it reflects light
One of the advantages of the dental veneer is that it is so versatile. With this one restoration you can cover unsightly enamel, correct dental damage, make your smile appear straighter, and balance the appearance of disproportionate teeth.
What’s more, the porcelain veneer placement process generally takes two to three appointments to complete. In the first appointment, our team will assess your smile and shape your teeth to prepare them for the veneers. Then, we take an impression of your teeth; these impressions allow us to create customized veneers that fit seamlessly. Once your veneers are complete, you’ll come back for another appointment so that our dentist can permanently bond the veneers to your teeth.
That’s the quick run-down of porcelain veneers, but, as always, our Saint Louis veneer dentists are here to answer any additional questions that you may have. Give us a call to get started!