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By David Cooley, DDS
November 18, 2016
Category: Oral Health
Tags: veneers   cosmetic dentistry  

Improving your smile has become less and less complex thanks to modern cosmetic dentistry procedures like dental veneers. Veneers veneersare perhaps one of the fastest and easiest ways to overhaul your smile. However, determining if you should consider this impressive procedure for your smile can be more difficult than you'd previously anticipated. Learn more about veneers and if you could benefit from them with Dr. David Cooley in Kalamazoo, MI.

What are veneers? 
Veneers are a cosmetic dentistry procedure which focuses on covering the imperfections on the teeth with a shell of super-thin yet durable porcelain. A dental laboratory custom-makes each veneer based on an impression of your mouth to give them the most snug and perfect fit on your tooth possible. This allows your veneer to blend in with your natural smile to give you the look you’ve always wanted.

Do I need to consider getting veneers? 
Veneers can improve the appearance of almost any smile. The main function of veneers is to improve the appearance of the smile, including helping correct aesthetic dental issues such as:

  • slightly misaligned or crooked teeth
  • slightly overcrowded teeth
  • slightly under crowded teeth
  • cracked teeth
  • chipped teeth
  • severely yellowed or discolored teeth
  • misshapen teeth

Dental Veneers in Kalamazoo, MI
Porcelain, thanks to its light-reflecting properties, emulates natural teeth closely, is a durable material used in many restorations and cosmetic dental procedures. And due to the quality of the porcelain used, veneers can last up to 20 years without requiring replacement. However, the life of your veneers depends on the care you provide. This makes your at-home oral care routine a crucial part of keeping both your veneers and your natural teeth healthy and free of decay. To accomplish this, simply brush twice daily and floss at least once. Be sure to see your dentist at least once every six months for examinations and cleanings and for any maintenance your veneers may require. 

For more information on dental veneers and deciding whether they are right for you, please contact Dr. David Cooley in Kalamazoo, MI. Call (269) 345-1021 to schedule your consultation with Dr. Cooley for dental veneers today!

By David Cooley, DDS
March 10, 2016
Category: Oral Health
Tags: veneers  

Dental veneers are the right choice for you

You’d like to help your smile, but you’re not sure how. You’ve thought about whitening treatments but your teeth aren’t just dull. They are veneerscracked and chipped, and it’s your front teeth, so everyone sees them! You need a permanent solution, so it’s time to think about dental veneers. Dental veneers are the way to give you the beautiful, celebrity-perfect smile you want. Dr. David Cooley, your family and cosmetic dentist in Kalamazoo, MI, wants to help you discover why dental veneers are the right choice for you.

Dental veneers are thin laminate sheaths of beautiful, sparkling porcelain. Dr. Cooley color matches the porcelain to your teeth, so the look is totally natural and totally beautiful. Your porcelain veneers are custom-made by highly skilled technicians in a dental laboratory, and then your Kalamazoo dentist cements them permanently to your front teeth.

Porcelain veneers can fix many cosmetic problems with your smile, such as:

  • Repairing broken or damaged teeth
  • Whitening your smile permanently
  • Making worn down teeth look whole again
  • Closing small spaces between your front teeth
  • Cosmetically straighten teeth that are slightly overlapped or badly aligned

Porcelain veneers may look delicate, but they are strong, and if cared for properly, they can last for years. They are also a conservative treatment because Dr. Cooley only removes a minimal amount of tooth structure, just enough to accommodate the thickness of the veneer. Porcelain veneers also resist staining, so they are the perfect answer for smokers and coffee drinkers who still want to have a white smile!

Porcelain veneers are the right choice for you if you would like to have a permanently beautiful smile. Porcelain veneers are an investment you are making in yourself, so you want the best return on your investment. That’s why you need to stop in and visit Dr. David Cooley, your family and cosmetic dentist in Kalamazoo, MI. Call today and learn to smile again!