Dental Veneers Columbia MOWhat is a veneer?

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 look of a tooth, or to repair damage to the 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. 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:

  • Durability of porcelain veneers
  • Longevity, lasting 10-15 years and sometimes even a lifetime with proper upkeep.
  • Full customization.
  • Quick, simple procedure.

If you would like more information about veneers, call us at (573) 445-5300. Our goal is to help you achieve a beautiful, healthy smile that you can feel confident in.