Many of our patients enjoy good oral health, but they are unhappy with the way their smile looks. The good news is that now you have options.
Cosmetic dentistry is no longer out of reach for the masses. With cosmetic treatments such as veneers, Dr. Scott Mahlin can help you reach smile perfection by covering up flaws with your smile.
Find out more about porcelain veneers and other cosmetic dentistry at our Chesterfield, MO dental office. Everyone deserves a smile they love to show the world.
What Are Veneers?
Veneers are ultra-thin pieces of porcelain that are custom-made by a professional dental laboratory to conceal flaws and create your ideal smile by fitting over your teeth. Veneers are bonded to the front of your teeth to create a beautiful, attractive smile.
Because we need to remove some of your tooth enamel to make room for the veneers, they are considered a permanent cosmetic dentistry treatment. Durable and long-lasting, you will be able to enjoy your veneers for many years. At some point, however, they will need to be replaced.
Dental Flaws Veneers Can Conceal
Did you know that many of your favorite Hollywood celebrities have undergone veneer treatment to create a red-carpet-ready smile? You, too, can have a dazzling smile with veneers.
Veneers can completely reshape your teeth and change the look of your smile. Veneers can cover up a multitude of flaws with your teeth:
- A nonuniform smile
- Misaligned teeth
- Unevenly shaped teeth
- Discoloration or staining
- Gaps or spaces between teeth
- Worn or chipped teeth
- Older restorations
The Veneers Process
You can expect to visit our Chesterfield, MO dental office at least twice to prepare the teeth and to place the veneers. During your first visit, Dr. Mahlin will prepare your teeth by removing some of the surfaces to make room for the veneers and to avoid having the veneers look too thick. He will take an impression of your teeth to send to the laboratory for fabrication. You and Dr. Mahlin will also decide on the exact size, shape, contours, and shade of the veneers.
During your second appointment, Dr. Mahlin will use bonding cement and a special light beam to attach the veneers to your teeth. The veneer process will immediately transform your smile into one you want to show the world.
Caring for your veneers is no different from caring for your natural teeth. Practice good home care with diligent brushing and flossing, and routine dental visits for checkups and cleanings. We recommend you avoid using whitening toothpaste on your veneers. Not only are veneers naturally stain-resistant, but whitening toothpaste could scratch them.
Find Out More About Improving the Look of Your Smile
Whether you are interested in veneers or other cosmetic dentistry treatments at our St. Louis area dental office, we invite you to give us a call. Make an appointment today!