O’Fallon Cosmetic Dentist Uses Dental Veneers to Make Teeth Appear Young and Healthy

Written by Dr. Brace on Mar 27, 2012

Did you know that younger looking teeth can actually transform the appearance of not only your smile but your entire face? When teeth are white and luminous, they appear younger than darker or dull teeth. Unfortunately, many patients find that their teeth begin to show wear and tear with age. The good news is that even teeth ravaged by time can be rehabilitated with cosmetic dentistry options. Our O’Fallon cosmetic dental office specializes in helping patients find cosmetic treatments to fit their lives and goals.


You may have noticed that your teeth begin to appear darker with age. This is a common problem that many adults face, and the reason for darkening teeth is quite simple; as the white dental enamel around the tooth wears thin, the darker layer of dentin, which lies beneath, begins to show through. Many times, these aging teeth are not responsive to teeth whitening products. Patients can, however, pursue benefit from dental veneers. Porcelain veneers can whiten the appearance of teeth—veneers cover the entire existing tooth, so they can completely transform the appearance of worn down dental enamel.


Veneers are also beneficial for patients with small cracks or chips in their teeth. These minor dental cracks accumulate over time, and become more frequent as the dental enamel becomes weaker. With porcelain veneers, you can resurface your teeth, covering all the irregularities in your enamel.


It’s natural that teeth change with age, becoming more worn down or susceptible to damage. If, however, you’re dissatisfied with the appearance of your older smile, you still have cosmetic options that can help you reclaim your youthful, radiant smile.


Call our O’Fallon cosmetic dental office for more information or to schedule a consultation. We’ll walk you through the treatment process, and help you determine whether this cosmetic option could work for you.