If you picture a person's smile, what you see is likely the front-facing surfaces of what are hopefully bright and healthy teeth. Unfortunately, as you age, eat and drink, and essentially live your life, your teeth may suffer stains, tooth enamel erosion, and other damage that makes for a duller smile. Because these surfaces are most noticeable, much of cosmetic dentistry In Chesterfield, MO, works to address problems with those parts of your teeth.
At Chesterfield Valley Dental, we will recommend porcelain veneers to solve tooth surface flaws. These high-quality, lab-made dental restorations look like little ceramic chips, except they precisely fit your tooth surfaces, revitalizing them with a new, stain-resistant ceramic surface.
What Tooth Flaws Do Dental Veneers Correct?
An advantage of dental veneers is their versatility. Your cosmetic dentist will recommend them to address a variety of issues, including:
- Tooth stains, both intrinsic and extrinsic
- Chips or cracks in a tooth
- Gaps between teeth
- Damaged enamel
- Misshapen or mismatched teeth
Because we can fix an entire tooth surface with one veneer that is custom-made and colored for your smile, your teeth will look consistent and won't suffer any damage from tooth decay because porcelain won't decay in the same way as tooth enamel.
Dental Veneers Are a Permanent Tooth Restoration
Our dental team will ensure you understand the process when considering a porcelain veneer. This restoration is a permanent addition because we need to remove some of your tooth's surface structure to make your veneer's fit seamless.
The advantage of this is durability. If you properly care for your tooth veneer, it will last for a decade, much longer than comparable treatments like dental bonding or teeth whitening. If you damage or dislodge your porcelain veneer, we can reattach it to your tooth or replace it if necessary. Either way, your tooth will maintain a beautiful look for many years.
Dental Veneers for a Whiter Smile in Chesterfield, MO
Few dental treatments can rival the versatility and attractiveness of dental veneers. So if you've dreamed of a new smile no longer dulled by stains or damage, we encourage you to make an appointment with our cosmetic dentist today.