Porcelain Veneers in Mankato, MN

Improve your smile's appearance.

Transform Your Teeth With a Smile Makeover

Can veneers create the smile of your dreams?

A before and after photo of a real patient with Porcelain Veneers

Life gets busy, and sometimes dreams get put off to the side, but with innovative dental technology, there’s no reason why you can’t have the smile you’ve always dreamed of! Porcelain veneers are an excellent way to transform the look of your teeth.

Veneers are custom-made porcelain shells bonded to the front of teeth, creating a beautiful and natural-looking smile. Cosmetic dentist, Dr. Tom Pooley, customizes porcelain veneers to suit your appearance in shape, size, and color.

Imperfections that porcelain veneers correct include:

  • Malaligned and misshapen teeth

  • Cracks, breaks, or fractures in teeth
  • Discoloration or permanent staining

Benefits of Porcelain Veneers

Safe
The cosmetic procedure is safe and feels natural, so you can eat and speak normally.
Beautiful

Porcelain veneers fix the shape, size, and color of teeth while looking natural.

Achieve Your Smile Goals with Personalized Cosmetic Dentistry

We are a judgment-free zone, and our Mankato dentist wants you to feel healthy and confident!
Dr. Pooley working with his assistant on porcelain veneers

Imperfections in teeth happen for many reasons, some controllable and others uncontrollable, but all that matters is that we work together to get your dental health on track. Porcelain veneers can give you a smile you feel good in and can boost confidence from an improved overall appearance.

If you’re looking for ways to improve your smile, we invite you to discuss your smile goals with Dr. Pooley, who doesn’t judge, lecture, or pressure. You can expect:

  • Trust: Think of us as a partner because we genuinely care about your oral health and have the experience and knowledge to help you on your journey to a better smile.

  • Clarity: There’s no pressure here; we educate first to help you decide on the best treatment options. Before committing to veneers, we’ll let you know what to expect.

  • Expertise:

    • Our modern-technology and continuing education allow us to provide the top cosmetic dentistry procedures available. In addition, we have a convenient location and offer an in-house dental plan and financing options.

See How Veneers Changed This Patient's Smile

Close up of a patient case study before porcelain veneers
The Problem
This female patient had teeth that looked smaller, pointed, and cone-shaped next to her front teeth. Her previous dentist placed older generation ceramic crowns, but the crowns had changed in color and appearance over the years.

She also felt the gap between her front teeth was getting larger.

However, the patient delayed treatment because of cost and insurance coverage.

Close up of a patient case study after porcelain veneers
The Solution
After eight years of considering treatment, she decided to do something for herself.

Dr. Pooley gave this patient new ceramic crowns (which insurance helped pay for), and placed porcelain veneers on her two front teeth to close the gap.

Gum contouring was also done around one of the teeth to balance out her smile.

You deserve to have the smile you've always dreamed of!

Porcelain Veneers FAQ

  • Do veneers ruin your teeth?

    Porcelain veneers are a safe, effective, and minimally invasive procedure. To prepare the tooth for a veneer, the dentist reshapes the natural tooth or teeth that will receive a veneer application.

    This reshaping includes slight removal of enamel and creates a natural look in thickness once treatment is complete. Once prepped, the thin, porcelain shell is safely bonded to each tooth and improves the appearance of your smile.

    Step one is to schedule a consultation.

    Dr. Pooley will examine your mouth to make sure your teeth and gums are healthy. If you’re a candidate for veneers, he’ll create an individualized smile design plan with you and safely prep your tooth or teeth for custom-fit veneers.

  • Are porcelain veneers permanent?

    Porcelain veneers are a long-term solution to a beautiful-looking smile.

    The results can last for 10 years or more with great oral care, including regular dental check-ups, cleanings, and proper dental hygiene at home.

    Each porcelain veneer is bonded to an individual tooth for a natural look and feel.

  • How much does a full set of veneers cost?

    The cost of veneers varies based on the extent of work, including shape, size, and the number of teeth to be corrected.  They can also give a life-like appearance that blends perfectly with surrounding teeth.

    Veneers fix the following dental imperfections: crooked or malaligned teeth, misshapen teeth, gaps in teeth, discoloration, staining, chips, and cracks.

    They improve the appearance of teeth with damage from tooth decay, mouth injury, or natural causes. It’s one of the few procedures that can fix so many cosmetic issues efficiently.

    Another cost factor is the material used – composite or porcelain veneers.

  • Are porcelain veneers worth it?

    Yes, porcelain veneers are worth it if you need to fix multiple smile imperfections quickly and effectively.

    While there are many cosmetic procedures available at the dentist, veneers are an effective way to quickly transform the look of your smile with straighter and whiter teeth.

    If you look at composite vs. porcelain veneers or resin veneers vs. porcelain, then porcelain veneers are the best option in terms of investment. Porcelain is stronger and more stain-resistant.

    What are you waiting for? Schedule your consultation for porcelain veneers in Mankato, MN. We’ve taken extra precautions during COVID-19.

    River Valley Dental of Mankato serves the following locations:

    • Mankato
    • North Mankato
    • St. Peter
    • Nicollet
    • Mapleton
    • New Ulm
    • Madelia
    • LeCenter
    • Eagle Lake
  • What are composite veneers?

    Composite veneers are an affordable alternative option for veneers. The procedure is typically completed in one visit with a composite resin applied to the tooth and sculpted to improve its appearance.

    The difference between porcelain veneers and composite is the material used and the procedure itself. This results in a difference in quality.

    Porcelain veneers are more durable, stain-resistant, and have a longer lifespan than composite veneers.

    To further help you understand what composite veneers are, let’s answer the following:

    • What do composite veneers look like?
      Composite veneers look and feel like natural teeth because they’re made using color-matched resin.
    • Are composite veneers permanent?
      No, composite veneers are not permanent, and because the composite resin material wears down faster than porcelain, they don’t last as long as porcelain veneers.

    If you’re not sure if composite veneers or porcelain veneers are best for you, please schedule a consultation, and we’ll discuss the benefits vs. cost. The ultimate decision depends on your smile goals, time, and budget.

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One simple procedure can completely transform your smile and life!