By Richard G Mark DDS
February 18, 2016
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Cosmetic Dentistry   Veneers  

Always wanted to have a perfect, even smile? Well now you can with dental veneers.

Want to get a straighter, radiant and more attractive smile? Then maybe it’s time you turned to your Independence, MO dentist Dr. veneersRichard Mark for dental veneers.

What are dental veneers?

Dental veneers are thin shells made from composite resin or porcelain and are a practical solution for patients dealing with issues ranging from chipped or cracked teeth, worn teeth, discolorations, gaps between teeth or minor overcrowding.

When you look at veneers you’ll notice that they mimic the shade and translucency of a real tooth, so no one will ever know that your smile isn’t all yours (don’t worry; we won’t tell!). Unlike dental crowns, which require a lot of tooth preparation beforehand, veneers are only applied to the front portion of your teeth to hide problem areas. This means less enamel will need to be removed prior to getting your veneers.

It is important to note that because enamel will still need to be removed to make room for your veneers, this cosmetic procedure is irreversible. So before you decide to get veneers it’s a good idea to discuss this and other options with your Independence, MO cosmetic dentist to make sure that this is the right choice for you and your treatment goals.

With the proper care, your veneers could last up to 10 or 15 years. Veneers don’t really require special treatment, just remember to maintain good oral hygiene and to eliminate bad habits like nail biting and teeth grinding, which can cause damage to your new smile.

Not sure if your lifestyle caters to veneers? Want to find out if this is the right cosmetic dentistry to get your smile back on track? Then schedule a consultation at our Independence dental office to see if you could get the smile you’ve always dreamed of with dental veneers.