Ankeny, IA, dentist offers porcelain veneers

Are Porcelain Veneers Right For You?

Have you been looking for a cosmetic treatment option that can address your esthetic concerns? Veneers may be a great option for patients looking to disguise stubborn blemishes and other imperfections. The team at Dental Impressions in Ankeny, IA, is here today to discuss how this method works and who may be a good fit.

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You Must Have Good Oral Health First

Before getting started with any cosmetic improvement, your dental health must be in good condition first. Your dentist will perform a comprehensive examination to ensure you are cavity-free, have healthy gums, and are free of other oral health concerns. They will also discuss your goals during this visit and discuss the treatment process so you can understand what to expect.

It’s important that you do not have any symptoms of gingivitis or periodontal disease before receiving your veneers, because untreated periodontal concerns can lead to your gums receding and will not be able to support the porcelain shells. Since the porcelain shells cover the front of your tooth, it’s important that any signs of decay are treated first to ensure your tooth does not decay beneath the porcelain.

How This Method Improves Your Smile  

Porcelain veneers can be used to improve several imperfections throughout your smile. This may be a helpful option for patients who have stubborn blemishes, small gaps between their teeth, minor chips, and other concerns. The tooth-shaped shells are crafted out of dental porcelain that is highly durable and stain resistant. A small amount of your natural dental structure will need to be removed before securing the new pieces on top so they can fit properly. After having these cemented in place, you can continue caring for your smile as usual. It’s important that you maintain your regular oral hygiene routine and checkups after having this cosmetic enhancement done so that your natural teeth remain in good health.

Discussing Alternative Options

This cosmetic treatment option can significantly improve your appearance, but it may not be right for everyone. Since an invasive preparation step is required before securing the veneers, some patients may want to seek alternative options. You can discuss your options in depth with our team to find the right one for your needs.

Cosmetic bonding can help achieve a more symmetrical and blemish-free smile without drastic changes. Your dentist will add composite resin to blemished areas around your smile. The resin matches the color of your teeth and can easily be secured to many surfaces. We also offer professional whitening, which helps remove stains from your enamel and leaves you with a brighter smile.

Schedule An Appointment With Our Team To Learn More

Porcelain veneers could help improve the appearance of your smile. Call Dental Impressions in Ankeny, IA, today at (515) 965-0230. to learn more.