Dental Veneers

Dental Veneers

If you’re unhappy with your smile or wish you could change the size, shape or color of your teeth Dental Veneers could be the perfect solution you’ve been looking for to transform your smile!

Your Chesterfield Dentist is well known for amazing smile makeovers using dental veneers. Dental veneers are also called porcelain veneers or laminate veneers. They are probably the most aesthetic means of creating a more pleasing and beautiful smile. Veneers are very thin pieces of durable, tooth shaped porcelain that are custom made (for shape and color) by our in-house professional dental laboratory or outside laboratory. They are bonded onto the front of teeth to create a beautiful and attractive smile.

Dental Veneers have a variety of uses such as, to fix chipped teeth, to improve color and shape of teeth, to seal small gaps, or to help align teeth. Using an adhesive substance, the thin shell-like veneer is bonded to the tooth, leaving you with a superb row of beautiful teeth. Veneers generally take 3 hours in total at the dentist (around 3 visits) and involve molding the teeth, a “trial fitting” and last of all, bonding the veneer to the tooth. Veneers are strong and durable, and will generally last around 10-15 years.

Dental Veneers can completely reshape your teeth and smile. They can often be alternatives to crowns and the ideal solution in treating many dental conditions.

Chesterfield Dentist Jennifer Wheeler, DMD - Dental Veneers

Do all Dental Veneers look the same?

No, porcelain is very lifelike when done correctly. The difference in the porcelain is the skill of the technician. Also, your smile is custom-designed specifically for you. There are various shapes in veneers. Creating the perfect smile requires a blending of precision dentistry, perfect planning and an eye for detail.

Producing a perfect smile is an art, as unique and individual as a person’s features. The components that produce a beautiful smile require great attention to detail on a tooth-by-tooth basis. With proper design measurements, the exact proportions of a new smile can be achieved. Meticulous records, measurements and photographs are used to evaluate your smile needs and determine what it will take to produce the perfect smile for you. A waxed model is sometimes made from an impression of your teeth before you begin, allowing you to see the result that can be achieved with porcelain veneers.

Your Chesterfield Dentist begins designing a patient’s porcelain restorations with a photography session. Models are also taken of the patient’s teeth and these are also given to the laboratory. Your Chesterfield Dentist then creates a blueprint of how the patient’s teeth will look and then makes the patient’s temporaries. Your Chesterfield Dentist takes great pride in giving you exceptional results and gives our patients the assurance that their porcelain veneers or porcelain crowns will be made to the highest standards.

What Are the Advantages of Dental Veneers? 

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  • They provide a natural tooth appearance
  • Porcelain veneers are stain resistant.
  • They won’t discolor with age, as normal teeth do
  • They require minimal modification to existing teeth
  • Many teeth can be corrected at one time
  • Veneers are handcrafted to fit your unique smile
  • Veneers can make dark or stained teeth whiter
  • Minor overlaps and small gaps disappear
  • They look and feel just like normal teeth – you can’t tell the difference!

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