Porcelain Veneers—The Right Tool for Your Smile Makeover

No matter what your endeavor, excellence largely depends on having the right tools for the job. For instance, if you want to paint the trim around a room, then you’ll need a small paint brush, capable of covering small areas. If, however, you want to paint all of the walls, and the ceiling to boot, then you‘ll need a tool that is capable of covering those large areas efficiently and in less time. Similarly, if your smile is healthy, but slightly marred by a blemish (such as tooth stains or a chip), then there you have an option of cosmetic dental procedures to specifically address that issue. If your smile is hindered by more than one blemish on more than one tooth, then ideally you should seek a treatment that addresses your entire smile, rather than each single blemish. As an experienced cosmetic dentist in Des Moines, Dr. Stephen Burds how porcelain veneers are the perfect tool for crafting your smile makeover.

Two (or More) Birds with One Stone

The purpose of cosmetic dentistry is to focus on the aesthetics of your smile. Porcelain veneers, which are thin shells crafted from durable white dental porcelain, encompass this ideal. The wafer-thin shells are tailor-made to fit over the fronts of your teeth and are able to cover a multitude of blemishes, including stains, chips, odd spaces, and slightly crooked or misshapen teeth.

How Porcelain Veneers Work

Because veneers are meant to perfect your smile, precision is the key. Designing and placing your veneers typically takes two or three visits. First, Dr. Burds will discuss your goals with you and custom design your veneers to suit them. Your teeth are prepared by removing a small portion of the enamel to make room for the veneers. You’ll wear temporary veneers while your permanent ones are fabricated by a talented ceramist. Once the permanents are secured, your blemishes will be replaced by the smile you’ve always wanted.

Porcelain Veneers in Des Moines

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.