Cosmetic Dentistry in Webster Groves, MO
Our teeth endure wear and tear just like the rest of our body and over time they too lose their natural "youthfulness." If you are concerned about the look of your smile, we provide several excellent and painless solutions to restore your smile and give you renewed confidence.
Veneers are permanent porcelain covers placed on the front side of your teeth for cosmetic reasons such as stained, chipped, or crooked teeth. They usually require two appointments. The first appointment will entail conservatively reshaping the surface of your tooth to fit the veneer, taking impressions and deciding on the veneer shade. The impressions are then sent to a lab, where it takes about two weeks for your veneer to be custom made to match your teeth. People often elect to visit the lab so they can match their shade exactly. Once it arrives, Dr. Wenzel will bond the veneer to your tooth. With proper oral hygiene care, veneers can last for many years: often up to twenty years or more.
At Webster Groves Dental, we only use tooth-colored filling material, also referred to as bonding. With a variety of tooth shade options, we are able to quickly and easily bond the filling material to match your teeth. Bonding is a great economical alternative to porcelain veneers. It also attractive to patients with a busy schedule, since it can be accomplished in only one appointment.
There are a lot of ways to whiten your teeth. Unfortunately, if it sounds too good to be true, then it probably is. For example, toothpaste that claims to whiten your teeth is not in contact with your teeth long enough to have any noticeable effect. Typically the faster the treatment whitens your teeth, the quicker the results fade. This is why offices that advertise “same day” whitening also provide you with a bleaching tray so you can bleach on your own at home. They know that if you don’t bleach at home, the results of their expensive whitening treatment will fade very quickly.
For a long lasting result, there is no substitute for bleaching your teeth by using either whitening strips or a bleaching tray that is custom-made to fit your teeth. At Webster Groves Dental, all we need to do is take a few impressions in order to make you a tray that will be ready to use in about a week. If you store your tray in a safe area, it can last for years, and you will be able to get refills on your bleach as the need arises.
Call us today to explore your options
We would be happy to discuss all your cosmetic dentistry options. Give us a call to schedule your appointment at Webster Groves Dental.