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Veneers

Veneers

Many people who have a tooth or teeth that have been discolored, are crooked, may be slightly small or oddly shaped develop a self image which was negatively impacted during childhood or adolescence.  They often tend to hide their teeth while smiling.  We can help improve that self image.

When we think of changing the appearance of a tooth, or several teeth, or to change a smile, a veneer becomes a great way to do this. The nice thing about veneering a tooth is that it can often be done in a very conservative manner so that not much if any tooth structure needs to be removed.
Teeth can be veneered in two different ways. One way is to use a composite resin to add material to the outer layer of the tooth to reshape or change the shade, size, or contours of the tooth. The other way to veneer a tooth is with a customized porcelain shell that is permanently bonded to the tooth.

Veneers can be used to correct many cosmetic concerns including:

  • Gaps or Spaces between the teeth
  • Chipped, fractured or broken teeth
  • Teeth with unsightly discoloration or staining
  • Genetically misshaped or undersized teeth
  • Rotated or crooked teeth

Before

After

Above is an example of some composite resin veneers that Dr. Bechtel completed on a patient that was concerned with the gaps and spaces between their front teeth.

Veneers are often a great way to correct aesthetic concerns without having to go through orthodontic treatment. Subtle improvements to your smile can be accomplished with veneers and typically can be done in one or two visits. Give our office a call if you have an aesthetic concern you want us to help you correct.