Porcelain Veneers

Simple, Effective Treatment

Cosmetic treatments such as teeth whitening or bonding and contouring are excellent options for addressing noticeable stains or cracks, respectively, but seeking treatment to address a variety of different cosmetic concerns at once can quickly start to feel overwhelming. Though one could certainly pursue one treatment followed by another to address issues individually, it is more efficient and effective to handle all of these issues at once with porcelain veneers.

Veneers consist of ultra-thin shells of dental porcelain that are bonded to one or more teeth. Just as altering your tooth structure is sometimes necessary to prepare for a custom restoration, veneers require a small amount of tooth alteration. Placing dental porcelain differs from other processes, however, in that the level of alteration is significantly lower than it is for other treatment options like dental crowns. During your treatment, Dr. Foust will prepare your structures for veneer placement by sculpting a minimal amount of enamel from the surfaces of your teeth. After this, she will bond the thin layers of lifelike dental porcelain to the front surfaces of those structures, providing a highly realistic and virtually-seamless finish.

Advantages of Dental Porcelain

The benefits that accompany porcelain veneer treatment extend far beyond your smile’s final appearance. In addition to closely mimicking the color, shade, and light-reflection of your healthy teeth, veneers also minimize the total amount of dental work you will require in order to improve your smile. In fact, your teeth only require a minimal amount of enamel sculpting to place your veneers. This means you can achieve the smile you’ve always wanted without having to drastically alter the healthy, natural tooth structure that you still retain.

Transform Your Smile With Porcelain Veneers

When your smile seems like it needs complex improvement, you might be surprised to learn that you can reinvent it conveniently with one or more porcelain veneers. To learn more about the advantages of porcelain veneer treatment, call Dental Impressions in Ankeny, IA today at (515) 965-0230 and schedule your next appointment with our team. We also welcome patients who live in Alleman, Elkhart, Bondurant, and all surrounding communities.