Patients in Columbia, MO choose dental veneers for a dazzling smile
What if we told you that having a “celebrity smile” is within your reach? It’s true. While cosmetic dental treatments used to only be accessible to the rich, there are now affordable solutions for anyone who wishes to have a dazzling smile. At the office of Dr. Chase Patton D.D.S., our team combines experienced and an artistic touch to give patients in Columbia, MO the smile of their dreams with dental veneers.
What are dental veneers?
Dental veneers are a highly customizable and versatile cosmetic enhancement to the teeth. Made from porcelain or composite, the wafer-thin strips are bonded to the front of natural teeth to hide a wide range of common cosmetic flaws. Dental veneers can be used on just a few problem teeth, or on all the upper or lower teeth visible within the arch to create a complete smile makeover.
The most common cosmetic issues addressed with dental veneers include:
- Permanent discoloration that is resistant to teeth whitening
- Small gaps between the teeth
- Teeth that differ in shape or length
- Slightly crooked teeth
What to expect when getting veneers
After the initial consultation, the process for getting veneers involves several appointments. During the first appointment, your teeth will be prepared for the dental veneers by removing a small portion of the enamel. This is done so that the veneers bond effectively to the teeth and sit naturally within the smile. Dr. Patton will then take impressions that are sent to a lab for custom fabrication of your final veneers.
Once your final veneers are ready and in our office, you will return for your final appointment. Dr. Patton will first check the veneers for proper fit and make any necessary adjustments before they are permanently adhered to the teeth with a strong cement.
Candidates for dental veneers
During the consultation process, Dr. Patton works with you to determine which dental treatments are best to meet your goals.
The best candidates or veneers include:
- Patients who have good oral health and at-home oral hygiene
- Patients who do not grind or clench their teeth
- Patients who have enough enamel on their teeth
Veneers are thin handcrafted porcelain shields worn on the front of the tooth which improve the appearance of teeth that are chipped, cracked, stained or worn. Veneers are thin as contact lenses, and are an aesthetically pleasing option of closing gaps, lengthening teeth, and providing symmetry to make your smile more natural. Veneers are intended to last for many years without changing color. They are one of the most popular cosmetic procedures in dentistry. Ask your dentist if veneers may be right for you.
Schedule Your Consultation for Dental Veneers in Columbia, MO Today!
When it comes to enhancing the beauty of your smile naturally, the team at the office of Dr. Chase Patton D.D.S. has you covered with our wide array of cosmetic treatments including veneers. Give us a call today at (573) 875-7040 to book your consultation.