Veneers Specialist

Legacy Dental Care

General, Cosmetic and Family Dentist located in Ballwin, MO

Stained, deformed, or broken teeth can hurt your self-esteem. The dental professionals with Legacy Dental Care provide porcelain veneers as a means to improve your smile's appearance and function. Located in Ballwin, Missouri, the skilled team at Legacy Dental Care can help you be your best with veneers customized to suit your needs. Book a consultation online or call today.

Dental Veeners Q&A

Legacy Dental Care

Are veneers right for me?

Veneers are thin porcelain shells made to replicate the natural look of your teeth. Before bonding the veneers to your existing teeth, one of the qualified dentists at Legacy Dental Care goes tooth-by-tooth to fit each veneer. Veneers cover up imperfections such as cracks, gaps, stains, or misshapen teeth. They likewise help fortify frail teeth.

Veneers can be made from composite resin or porcelain. Porcelain is the most stain-resistant material out of the two materials. Porcelain more closely resembles your actual teeth enamel, too. A skilled dental team member describes your choices and recommends the best type of veneers for your specific needs.

What's the procedure for getting dental veneers?

The process begins with a consultation to discuss your goals and determine the best type of veneers for your needs, after which you return for a follow-up appointment. Here, a skilled cosmetic dentist readies your current teeth for the shape of the veneers by scraping off a minimal amount of enamel from the surface. After your teeth are ready, your dental practitioner takes a mold of your teeth to create your individualized veneers in the dental lab.

When the veneers arrive from the lab, you return to the office and have them custom-fitted to each of your teeth. To prepare your teeth for the bonding process, the dental expert cleans and etches the surface of your teeth. Then, your dental expert uses a specialized cement and light source that bonds the cement securely to the porcelain. In no time at all, your veneers are securely in place, and you have a beautiful and improved smile.

What are some advantages of veneers?

Veneers provide a natural-looking way to correct crooked, cracked, or misshapen teeth. Veneers also offer these advantages:

  • Resistance to stains
  • Little gum irritation
  • Ability to lighten darker teeth, so they appear whiter
  • Look great with no invasive dental work
  • Strengthen teeth
  • Less expensive than some other dental procedures like crowns

If you want to learn more about the convenience of custom veneers to improve your smile, call Legacy Dental Care or schedule a consultation using the online booking tool.