Des Moines Dentist Explains Porcelain Veneers

Not everybody was born with perfectly formed teeth. Not even the celebrities you see on TV and magazines, whose smiles appear to be gifts from a higher power. In many cases, a perfect smile is a testament to the skills of a person’s dentist rather than anything found in their genes. Luckily, cosmetic dentistry is not limited to movie stars and other icons of popular culture. You can achieve the same stunning results in your own backyard. Des Moines dentist Dr. Burds explains one of the most common cosmetic procedures today, porcelain veneers.

Why Porcelain Veneers?

Other cosmetic dentistry procedures, including tooth whitening and cosmetic bonding, focus on resolving specific dental issues one at a time. Porcelain veneers, which are made from thin layers of dental porcelain, are bonded to the front of your teeth and can cover a number of different issues at once. Dr. Burds will perform a cosmetic dental consultation to determine that veneers are the optimal choice for your condition, then take impressions of the target area of your teeth. The impressions will be sent to our talented ceramist who will use them to create a custom-fit set of veneers. Finally, Dr. Burds will bond your custom restorations to the front of your teeth, effectively eliminating the imperfections under which your beautiful smile has been hiding all this time.


If you’re unhappy with your smile only because of the color of your teeth, then ask about our cosmetic tooth whitening options. We can brighten your smile in just one office visit, or you can apply the treatment at your own convenience, from the comfort of your home. If your displeasure stems from one or a combination of more complicated defects, such as a chipped, broken, or slightly misshapen tooth, then porcelain veneers may be the perfect solution for you.

To learn more about achieving your perfect smile, or to schedule a consultation, contact your Des Moines dentist by calling Gateway Dental Group at (515) 244-9565. We welcome patients from River Bend, Kirkwood Glen, East Village, and neighboring communities.