Ankeny, IA, dentist offers porcelain veneers

How Porcelain Veneers Can Improve Your Confidence

Do you feel completely confident with your smile? Nearly everyone recognizes something they would like to change about their appearance, whether it be brightening their teeth or improving their smile’s symmetry. Your Dental Impressions team in Ankeny, IA, offers a cosmetic solution that can help correct many of these problems at once. Porcelain veneers can help correct discoloration, surface-level damage, and many other problems.

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Talking To Your Dentist About Your Concerns 

Before any cosmetic treatments can be done, your smile must be in good health first. As a general rule, you should come in twice a year for a checkup. During these appointments, your teeth and gums will be cleaned, and your oral cavity will be examined. These visits help protect your oral health and detect potential problems before they become a serious issue. If you are cavity-free and your gums are well taken care of, you can talk to your dentist about cosmetic improvements. A good oral hygiene routine can keep your pearly whites healthy, but they may not be as bright as you would like. You can mention this with your dentist to see if whitening could be beneficial, or if another option would be more helpful.

A Permanent Way To Improve Your Appearance

Porcelain veneers may be a preferable cosmetic enhancement for patients who have several concerns with their smile. This method uses porcelain tooth-shaped shells to cover your natural teeth. These thin shells look lifelike, create a more uniform smile, and allow your teeth to function as usual. Veneers can help patients whose teeth do not respond to whitening or those who have surface-level damage. Concerns such as small chips or scratches on the surface of your pearly whites can be disguised with this cosmetic treatment. If you have more significant damage like a break or crack, restorative options like dental crowns may be used instead.

Preparing Your Smile For Veneers

Before receiving your porcelain shells, a small amount of your enamel will need to be removed. This allows the shells to fit precisely and comfortably. This enhancement is used for the most visible part of your smile, such as your front teeth, so the enamel on your other structures will be unaffected. For a less invasive option, bonding and contouring may be a preferred option. Bonding conceals imperfections by adding composite resin over the area. This step is non-invasive and can be completed in a single visit. Tooth contouring involves removing a small amount of your enamel to smooth out pointy or jagged teeth.

Talk To Our Team Today

 This cosmetic treatment can help you reach your appearance goals. Call Dental Impressions in Ankney, IA, today at (515) 965-0230 to schedule an appointment with our team.