A dental veneer is a custom-made shell that is constructed of tooth-colored materials. This shell is bonded to the front of a tooth to improve its appearance. If you would like to enhance or restore the color, shape, size, or length of your teeth, ask Dr. Laney Schuman about dental veneers in Granite City, Illinois. Dental veneers are constructed from either porcelain or resin composite materials. Porcelain dental veneers are stain resistant and mimic the light reflecting properties of natural teeth well. Resin dental veneers are thinner than porcelain veneers, so they do not require as much tooth alteration before placement. Our dentist may place dental veneers to repair:
- Discolored teeth
- Worn down teeth
- Chipped, cracked, or broken teeth
- Slightly crooked or crowded teeth
- Irregularly shaped teeth
- Gaps and spaces in your smile
Dental veneers have many advantages. The shade of dental veneers is selected so that it matches your natural teeth. If desired, the color of your veneers can be selected so that it lightens and whitens your teeth. Your gums will tolerate the veneer well, so there will be no discomfort after placement. Dental veneers do not require as much tooth shaping as dental crowns do.
Feel free to contact Midwest Family Dentistry today to learn more and to schedule a consultation.