Des Moines Dentist Answers Frequently Asked Questions About Porcelain Veneers

Middle Aged ManAre you unhappy with the way your smile looks? You don’t need to feel overwhelmed by the multitude of cosmetic dental options. If you are someone that has multiple problems at the same time, dental veneers might be your best option. Des Moines dentist, Dr. Steve Burds, will answer some of the most frequently asked questions about porcelain veneers.

Porcelain Veneers FAQs

Q1. Won’t veneers look chunky and fake?

A1. Veneers have come a long way over the years. Now crafted by experienced ceramists with wafer-thin porcelain, veneers are meant to give you the look and shape of natural but flawless teeth. You will have some say in the way your veneers look, so if your priority is closely matching the look of your natural teeth, this can be accomplished. However, if you dislike your smile and want a completely different look, that can be achieved as well.

Q2. Can’t teeth whitening provide the same benefits as porcelain veneers?

A2. Other cosmetic dentistry procedures (including teeth whitening and dental bonding) focus on resolving specific dental issues in a singular fashion. Porcelain veneers cover over the entire front surface of your teeth, so they can tackle a number of different issues all at once.

Q3. What will my porcelain veneers procedure entail?

A3. Your Des Moines dentist will begin with a consultation to make sure there is no underlying infection. You will need to have a healthy foundation of teeth and gums before the procedure if you want your veneers to be of high and lasting quality. If all systems are go, impressions, images and measurements of your teeth will be taken. They will be sent to the ceramist who will fabricate your customized veneers. When they are ready, Dr. Burds will adhere the porcelain discs to the front of your teeth and shape them according to your desires.

Porcelain Veneers from Des Moines Dentist

If you’re unhappy with the cosmetic look of your smile, visit your Des Moines dentist to consult about cosmetic dental options such as porcelain veneers. You can contact our 50309 dental office by calling (515) 244-9565. Located in the 50309 area, we proudly welcome patients from Des Moines, River Bend, Kirkwood Glen, East Village, and neighboring communities.