Veneers

Wedgewood Dental

Linda K. Westmoreland , DDS

Cosmetic & General Dentistry located in Rolla, MO

Cracked, deformed, or stained teeth can cause you to feel less than your best. Linda K. Westmoreland, DDS, of Wedgewood Dental offers porcelain veneers as a way to make your smile look and function better. Located in Rolla, Missouri, the experienced team at Wedgewood Dental can help you look and feel your best with custom veneers. Call or book your consultation online today.

Veneers Q & A

Why should I consider veneers?

Veneers help re-create the appearance of your natural teeth with a thin layer of porcelain. Dr. Westmoreland custom-fits each veneer to the individual teeth in your mouth, then bonds the veneers to your existing teeth. Veneers fix flaws such as cracks, gaps, stains, or misshapen teeth. They also help strengthen delicate teeth.

Veneers can be constructed out of resin composite materials, but porcelain is the most stain-resistant material. Porcelain also tends to match your natural enamel better. A member of the qualified dental team presents your options and helps you select the best type of veneers for your needs.

What's the procedure for getting dental veneers?

After a meeting to talk through your veneer options and the results you’d like to see, you return for a follow-up appointment. Here, a skilled cosmetic dental specialist readies your current teeth for the shape of the veneers by scraping off a minimal amount of enamel from the surface. After your teeth are ready, your dental practitioner makes an impression of your teeth so the dental lab can create your custom veneers.

When your veneers are finished, you return to the office, and your veneers are fitted one by one over your existing teeth. To prepare your teeth for the bonding process, the dental expert cleans and etches the surface of your teeth. Then, your dental expert uses a specialized cement and light source that bonds the cement securely to the porcelain. In a relatively short amount of time, your veneers are permanently in place, and you have a new and improved smile.

What are the advantages of dental veneers?

Veneers improve crooked, broken, or misshapen teeth while maintaining the natural appearance of your teeth. Also, they provide the following benefits:

  • Resistance to stains
  • Little gum irritation
  • Can lighten darker teeth
  • Look great with no invasive dental work
  • Strengthen teeth
  • Cheaper than other dental treatments such as crowns

Call Wedgewood Dental or schedule a consultation using the online booking tool if you want to learn more about improving your smile with the convenience of custom veneers.