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By John Monaco, DDS, PC
August 29, 2017
Category: Dentist
Tags: Veneers  

Find out how dental veneers could improve your smile for the long run.Dental Veneers


Are you embarrassed by that unsightly gap between your front teeth? Have years of crunching on ice left you with little chips and cracks in your smile? There are so many habits and situations that happen over time that can impact both your oral health and your appearance. Don’t despair. Our St. Louis cosmetic dentist Dr. John Monaco offers up dental veneer to the rescue.

If you hide your smile in shame, dental veneers could help change all this. Whether you are dealing with a crooked smile or discolorations, cosmetic dentistry in St. Louis can give you the smile you want but weren’t born with. While there are many options out there for fixing your smile, porcelain veneers have become one of the most popular restorations.

These restorations are made from thin layers of porcelain. Each veneer is custom made, based on an impression taken of your teeth, to provide you with a restoration that fully covers the front portion of your tooth to mask imperfections and flaws that don’t necessarily affect the health of your teeth but impact their appearance.

Veneers can be a great way to mask discolorations that are either internal or too severe for even professional teeth whitening to tackle. Veneers can also mask cracks, chips, and fractures in your teeth. Veneers can even out smiles so that all teeth are the same shape and size. They can even be placed over teeth to cover gaps between teeth, fix minor misalignments such as crowding and to make a crooked tooth appear straighter. Not only will veneers provide you with a whiter, glowing smile but they can also make your smile straighter without the need for braces.

Plus, getting veneers is a fairly simple process (and only minimally invasive). Once you undergo the consultation process, it will take about two visits to our office to get your new smile. Our St. Louis dentist will prep your teeth by removing a trace amount of enamel from the front of your teeth. This makes room for the new restorations so they don’t look bulky when applied.

Impressions are then taken and from there a dental lab will go to work making your veneers. Once the veneers are made you will come back in for a final fitting and for the restorations to be permanently bonded to your teeth.

If you have been looking for the right cosmetic treatment for your smile and you think getting dental veneers could help then it’s time you called our St. Louis dental office to schedule your consultation with Dr. Monaco today.