There are amazing possibilities in the world of cosmetic dentistry. Porcelain veneers are amongst the most versatile. If you cringe when you see your own smile in the mirror, or in a photograph, you deserve to feel more confident with your grin. Des Moines dentist, Dr. Steve Burds, has changed the lives of many patients with porcelain dental veneers.
Dental veneers weren’t always as impressive as they are today. Initially, veneers might add bulk to teeth and the adhesive used was not permanent. Once reserved as a Hollywood make-up trick, veneers are now crafted by experienced ceramists who use extremely thin porcelain wafers, color-matched and shaped to your desires. The option is there to simply cover over flaws with a similar look to your natural smile, or to have a complete do-over in the way your teeth look. While other cosmetic dentistry procedures (dental bonding and teeth whitening, for example) are sufficient for very specific needs, porcelain veneers have the distinction of covering over the entire front surface of your visible teeth to provide a smooth and symmetrical look.
The Porcelain Veneer Process
Dental veneers generally can be completed in two or three visits. The first will be a consultation and examination to discuss your desires and make sure there is no underlying infection. If veneers are placed on top of decay or severe gum disease, the bacteria will be trapped and the veneers will not last. As long as you are given a clean bill of dental health, Dr. Burds can start the process of taking impressions, images, and measurements of your teeth. Once this information reaches the ceramist, your veneers can be produced and sent back for application. The porcelain discs are firmly attached with a dental-grade adhesive, and then given a final fine-tuning for perfect shape and appearance.
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.