Have you been looking for ways to improve your smile? If you would like to take on imperfections that have built over the years or correct problems with dental discoloration, porcelain veneers provide a versatile cosmetic option. Made from thin shells of dental ceramic, these restorations affix to the front of each tooth, allowing you to select their shape, size, and color. This helps correct issues with chips, cracks, lack of uniformity, and height lost to the wear and tear of grinding. Because your smile plays such a central role in your appearance, its enhancement can work wonders for bolstering your self-confidence. By speaking with our team, we can show you prospective examples of how your smile could work with a new set of restorative caps.
At your Ankeny, IA, dental office, we believe how you feel about the way you look contributes greatly to your sense of well-being. That is why we provide an array of cosmetic services in addition to general and restorative dental practices. By discussing your options for your smile makeover, you can discover how quickly vast improvements can be made!
What Problems Can Veneers Help Address?
When you have a single problem with one of your teeth, individual treatments like dental fillings and crowns work wonderfully to return your bite’s function and appearance. But when multiple imperfections begin to build, it can be difficult to determine where to start with improving your smile. This is why creating a set of porcelain veneers can be so attractive. If you have a tooth that is not the right shape or minor spacing issues, this option can provide uniformity without the need for traditional orthodontics. By placing a cap of ceramic directly over your teeth, we instantly cover any cracks, chips, or other appearance flaws that sit on the surface of your smile. For patients who do not respond to professional whitening treatment, we can select whichever shade of teeth you would like.
Creating Your Custom Restorations
When you decide to receive porcelain veneers, we will begin by taking extensive measurements of your existing smile and other oral structures. This helps us plan the sizing of each dental cap. To make room for your veneers, we perform slight preparatory work by shaving a bit of enamel off the front of each tooth. After sending your measurements to a lab, we call you back for a second appointment when your caps are ready. At your placement appointment, we will make any necessary alterations before bonding them permanently to the front of your smile. To care for your veneers, continue practicing rigorous oral hygiene by brushing and flossing every day while attending biannual checkups!
Speak With Your Ankeny, IA, Dentist About Our Cosmetic Restorations
If you would like to learn more about these or any other of our cosmetic treatments, please contact your Ankeny, IA, dentist’s office at (515) 207-6182 to schedule a visit.