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Dr. Michael W. Stuart

Dr. Craig E. Stannebein

2700 Grand Avenue, Suite D. Billings, MT 59102

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Dental Veneers From Billings, MT Dentist – Dr. Stuart

Veneers can be the perfect solution to a sad smile. Our Billings, MT dentist at Legacy Smiles offers beautifully-designed and skillfully-crafted veneers that can revolutionize the way you look and feel. If you have stained, chipped, or irregularly shaped teeth, dental veneers may be for you.

What are dental veneers and how do they work?

What are porcelain veneers? Porcelain veneers are thin, custom-designed shells that are made to completely cover the surface of your tooth. Our veneers are made by layering tooth-colored materials to create a strong, long-lasting shell.

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Veneers, the best way to explain what those are ... People have heard about them. They always come in and ask me about them, but very few people actually know what they are. To explain it in terms that women certainly understand, it's like the false fingernails that we're going to overlay onto your own to make your teeth the right shape, color, and contour in your smile to enhance that, to make them look better. Veneers themselves come in a whole variety of different materials. In my opinion, the very best are the feldspathic type of veneers, which literally require a very, very good technician to sit down with his palate of colors and porcelain and they literally hand-stack these and design these from the bottom up.

They are blending several different colors to make these things look literally like absolute natural teeth. An idea candidate I think would just be the person that is conscientious about their smile, once again wants to look great, wants to look great for a long period of time, and understands that it's a process. It's an artistic process. It's not just a slam-dunk canned procedure for everybody. It's a very artistic and individualized process, and sometimes it takes a little time to make sure we got the best result.

There is a two-step process to getting dental veneers. On your first visit in our Billings, MT dentist office, we will prepare your teeth by removing a small layer of enamel – a layer only about as thick as the veneer that will be placed. Our veneers are minimal prep, meaning that we aim to remove the least amount of enamel possible in order the place the veneer. This saves time, resources, and keeps your otherwise healthy tooth intact. After preparing the surface of your tooth, we will take impressions of your teeth. These impressions are then sent over to a laboratory and will be used to create your veneers.

After a short waiting period, you will return to our Billings, MT dentist office for a second visit. During this visit, we will bond the thin material to your tooth. Before bonding, your teeth are cleaned and polished to ensure a strong connection. Dr. Stuart will also ensure that each veneer fits properly and is the correct shade of white. Your veneers are then bonded to the surface of each tooth using a special type of dental cement. Once placed, the glue is then activated by a special light in order to harden and create your permanent new smile.

What are the benefits of getting dental veneers?

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They're very friendly. I've been going to Dr. Stuart for a long time, I can't even tell you how many years, and the longer you stay the better you get to know them and the more that the services you receive are what you want. Legacy Smiles’ staff is very great about explaining what they're going to do next, the steps they're going to take, how long it's going to be. They're very informative and it kind of eases your mind a little bit.

I had an accident when I was a young child, a biking accident where my two front teeth were knocked out. They'd been capped probably 10-plus times throughout the years. I was never satisfied with them. They'd keep chipping off or breaking, so last year I finally decided to get veneers on all four front teeth. He was very patient and we did a lot of work. It was probably a whole summer-long process, but he made it very easy.

I was always very conscious of it during pictures and I didn't like how I looked in pictures so I would alter my smile, but now I don't have to do that. I've gotten a lot of great feedback. Sometimes I don't want to tell them that they're veneers though. Yeah, I've gotten a lot of compliments. It's been a very well-received procedure.

Dental veneers are used to change the color, shape, size, or length of your teeth. They are custom-designed to meet your specific desires for the appearance of your smile. Besides having a new, beautiful smile, there are some benefits of getting veneers teeth over other cosmetic options.

  • They will provide a long-lasting, beautiful smile. Once veneers are placed, they are entirely permanent and should not need additional care or work for another 15 to 20 years. They will change your life.
  • The changes are instant. Once your veneers teeth are placed, your teeth will immediately have the perfect appearance you desire. Many people spend months attempting to correct their smile with orthodontic treatment or by using whitening regularly to keep their smile bright. You, on the other hand, will have a perfect smile instantly without all of the other procedures.
  • They are stain resistant. Porcelain veneers stay whiter longer than your natural teeth.
  • They are natural-looking. Because we can adjust the color, shape, and size to fit your mouth, we can create a completely natural appearance. With our veneers, you truly can have a perfect smile.

If you think you may be interested in getting porcelain dental veneers, please call our Billings, MT dentist office at (406) 794-3114 to schedule your free cosmetic consultation. You can also use our online form. Just fill it out, click submit, and a member of our team will respond as soon as possible. Let us help you get the smile you deserve.


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