Saint Louis Cosmetic Dentist Reviews the Many Uses of Porcelain Veneers

Written by Dr. Grayem on Nov 8, 2011

Cosmetic dentistry is all about working with what the patient has and improving it to enhance the overall appearance of the patient’s face and smile. For some patients this means simply correcting a broken tooth, or whitening dulling dental enamel. For other patients, however—like our patient Debra—cosmetic treatment involves completely transforming the patient’s smile.


Debra came to our Saint Louis cosmetic dentists with a number of concerns about her smile. Her dental enamel appeared dark and stained, she had a few chipped teeth, and her top teeth were crooked and misaligned. Debra was desperate for a cosmetic solution, but she wasn’t sure that it was even possible to transform her smile. Our cosmetic dentists explained to Debra that using porcelain veneers we could give her a smile makeover that would make her feel confident and take years off of the appearance of her teeth.


Dental veneers are thin, translucent layers of porcelain that are attached to existing teeth. These veneers recover the outer surface of the tooth—allowing cosmetic dentists to rectify a variety of aesthetic problems with one treatment. Dental veneers can:


·      Make cracked or chipped teeth appear whole

·      Close gaps between teeth

·      Whiten a dull smile

·      Reshape disproportioned teeth

·      Lengthen or widen an oddly shaped tooth


Debra ultimately chose dental veneers because she wouldn’t have to go through years of cosmetic treatment to realize her dream smile. For her this treatment was live changing. In just a few appointments we were able to transform Debra’s smile using dental veneers. She left our office with a white, straight, and natural-looking smile that she was proud to show off. Dental veneers are an incredibly versatile cosmetic treatment, suitable for many different patients and cosmetic concerns. Our Saint Louis cosmetic dentists can give your more information; just call (314) 332-1307.