3 Things Veneers Can Do for Your Smile

Though you have many options for improving your smile’s appearance, some are more beneficial than others, according to your unique needs and preferences. In many cases, however, porcelain veneers are the best option due to their ability to address multiple different kinds of concerns. At our Ankeny, IA, dental office, we may recommend one or more porcelain veneers to improve your smile while minimizing the extent of treatment you receive. That’s because every veneer is not only highly lifelike in its appearance, but also thin enough to be placed with minimal preparation to your tooth structure.

1. Fix all of those pesky smile issues

A porcelain veneer is a thin shell of porcelain that we bond to the front surface of your tooth. As such, it can effectively transform your tooth’s entire appearance at once. This makes veneers the ideal solution for several different types of blemishes, from severe tooth discoloration to chips, cracks, odd spaces, and more. This also makes them a highly conservative treatment; super-thin veneers can be placed after sculpting a minimal amount of enamel (the outer layer) from a tooth’s front surface.

2. Straighten your smile without braces

If your teeth are significantly out of alignment, then straightening them could require orthodontic braces. However, in minor cases of tooth misalignment, you may not require braces to fix your smile’s appearance. With an appropriate number of veneers, we can correct your smile’s contour and alignment much more conveniently and comfortably. After a thorough examination, we can help you determine if veneers are the most beneficial option for your smile.

3. Create a complete smile makeover

Because of their ability to correct so many different issues at once, porcelain veneers are among the most popular treatment options included in custom-designed smile makeovers. A makeover can include one or several different treatments, with the ultimate goal of optimizing your smile’s appearance. Depending on your unique smile concerns, an appropriate number of custom veneers could address all of them without the need for additional treatments. This not only simplifies your smile makeover process, but also minimizes any permanent changes to your healthy tooth structure to improve your long-term oral health.

Learn what else veneers can do for you

With their lifelike appearance and unique versatility, porcelain veneers can do more to improve your smile than many other cosmetic dental treatments. For more information, schedule a consultation by calling Dental Impressions in Ankeny, IA immediately at (515) 965-0230. We also proudly serve patients who live in Alleman, Elkhart, Bondurant, and all surrounding communities.