• Composite and Porcelain Veneers at a Glance

  • Veneers Ballwin dentist

    Veneers are often used as a solution to various needs of your smile in dentistry.  As the dentist Ballwin families trust for their cosmetic dentistry needs, look to our professional team when you are in need of veneers.  The porcelain or composite resin makeup of our veneers allows your smile to look its best while changing the appearance of your teeth in an instant. 

    How veneers benefit your smile

    Veneers are a wonderful solution when you experience the following with your smile:

    • Stained or discolored teeth that don’t respond with normal teeth whitening services
    • Gaps between teeth
    • Chipped or fractured teeth
    • Teeth that are uneven

    Aside from the above reasons, our Ballwin dentist can instruct you on how our veneers even out your smile and make it look great day after day.

    What veneers are made of

    Veneers are typically made up of a porcelain or composite resin material.  Each material has its own benefits, but each finished product looks the same on your smile.  Composite resin veneers are usually preferred as an affordable solution.   The material is applied directly to your tooth in one visit and shaped to look natural.  The composite resin lasts up to 10 years or even longer with proper care.  As a bonus, these veneers are easily repaired if chipped. 

    Porcelain veneers, on the other hand, are a little more in cost when compared to composite resin veneers.  The difference, however, is that these veneers from our Ballwin dentist last up to 25 years or more.  Porcelain veneers require two visits so that we can take an impression of your mouth.  The impression is sent off site to a lab where they are professionally created.

    Applying veneers to your teeth

    A quick consultation with our Ballwin dentist will have you on your way to a better, attractive smile.  Together, we’ll determine how you want your smile to appear and work with you to achieve that goal.  After deciding on which material is best for you, we will take the steps needed to prepare the teeth.  Composite resin veneers may require etching of the tooth’s enamel to adhere the veneers.  Porcelain veneers require a mold of your teeth. 

    Final Procedure Steps

    Once your veneers are in place, our Ballwin team makes sure the appearance and fit are right.  Your teeth are smoothed and polished to achieve a natural look.  We’ll check your veneers at every six-month dental exam to ensure they last as long as possible.   

    If veneers are your solution to your new, beautiful smile, give us a call.  Find us on Facebook for more information regarding oral health and veneers or visit with our team to learn more.  We look forward to giving you an amazing smile.