Ankeny, IA dentist offers porcelain veneers

Moving Forward With Veneers

When it comes to addressing your appearance goals, there is no one-size-fits-all option. Your team at Dental Impressions in Ankeny, IA, offers several cosmetic treatments that can be personalized to your unique needs. These include methods such as professional whitening to remove stains or contouring to reshape uneven dental structures. For patients with several areas, they would like to correct, we also offer porcelain veneers. This is a long-term solution that can give you a dazzling smile.

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Deciding On The Best Options For Your Needs

How do you know which cosmetic option to choose? If your main concern is discoloration, a professional whitening service may be the best option. With this process, the stains are broken down with a bleaching solution. This leaves you with brighter pearly whites. If done in the office, you can see results after a single session. When done with our at-home kit, you may be able to see results in about one to two weeks. For teeth that do not respond to this option, bonding may be used as an alternative. Composite resin can be used to disguise the appearance of spots and other blemishes so that you can have an even-appearing grin.

Porcelain veneers may be a more desirable option for patients who have several imperfections they would like to correct. Issues such as discoloration, misshapen teeth, or small gaps between them can be covered with these tooth-shaped porcelain shells. This process may take several appointments, but the results can last for several years with proper maintenance. Before starting, you will need to have a consultation with your dentist to ensure that your teeth and gums are in good health. If you have issues such as cavities or gum disease, this could risk the veneers not staying in place.

Receiving And Caring For Your Veneers

After it has been determined that this is a good option for your needs, the process can move forward. Together with your dentist, you can decide which teeth you would like to cover and what shade and size your veneers should be. In general, this cosmetic option is done to the most visible teeth and not your back molars.

Once the shells have been created, they will be cemented in place to the front of your teeth. Your dentist can show you how to properly brush your teeth and floss around them. It is imperative that you continue a thorough oral hygiene routine after having this cosmetic service done to ensure it lasts. You will be able to continue your regular activities including eating, drinking, and speaking.

Get Started With This Treatment Today

Call Dental Impressions in Ankeny, IA, today at 515-965-0230 to schedule your appointment. We offer cosmetic services, preventive care, and more.