Dental Veneers Columbia MOWhat is a veneer?

The placement of a veneer is an excellent method of transforming your smile into something truly remarkable.  If you are bothered by a chipped, cracked or broken tooth, we may recommend the placement of veneers.  A dental veneer is a thin layer of material placed over a tooth, either to improve the aesthetics of a tooth or to protect a damage to a tooth’s surface.

What are dental veneers made out of?

There are two main types of material used to fabricate a veneer: composite and dental porcelain. A composite veneer may be directly placed (built-up in the mouth), or indirectly fabricated and later bonded to the tooth, typically using a resin cement such as Panavia. In contrast, a porcelain veneer may only be indirectly fabricated.

What are the benefits of dental veneers?

There is nothing better than feeling confident about your appearance and knowing your smile looks its very best. In addition to aesthetic appeal, there are many benefits of veneers, including:

  • Porcelain veneers are made from a strong, durable material.
  • Veneers can last 10-15 years and sometimes even a lifetime with proper upkeep.
  • Drs. Willett & Patton will customize the veneers to your smile.
  • Quick, simple procedure.

If you would like more information about veneers, schedule a consultation with Drs. Willett and Patton by calling us at (573)445-5300.  Our goal is to help you achieve a beautiful, healthy smile that you can feel confident in.