Chances are, if you watch television on any given night, you’ll be staring at all sorts of smiles that have been altered by cosmetic dentistry. Actors, news reporters, reality show stars – many feel the pressure to provide the public with a beautiful grin. There are a great many of us that simply aren’t born with perfectly aligned and flawless teeth. Furthermore, teeth naturally fade, yellow, stain, and even fracture/break over time. Des Moines, IA cosmetic dentist, Dr. Stephen Burds offers his patients expertise with cosmetic dental procedures. His services include dental implants, teeth whitening, and porcelain veneers.
Porcelain Veneer Candidates
Who makes a good candidate for porcelain veneers? Just about anyone that has a clean bill of dental health. The first part of your consultation will include examining your mouth for any signs of infection on teeth and gums. Putting any cosmetic materials over unhealthy teeth will be a waste of your time and money, as your veneers simply won’t last. Dr. Burds will ensure that your smile is in prime shape to provide a strong and healthy foundation for veneers.
The Next Step
Once your dental health has been assessed and you are given the green light for porcelain veneers, you will be on your way. Dental veneers are generally made from porcelain which is pounded to a wafer thin measurement that will cover over chips, gaps, stains, and cracks, but won’t add bulk to your teeth. Once your veneers have been fabricated by a skilled ceramist, Dr. Burds will have you back in the office so that he can permanently bond your new veneers to your teeth with a strong dental-grade adhesive. If you take care of your new smile (brushing and flossing; visiting the dentist for six month checkups) your new porcelain veneers should last for years to come.
Visit your Des Moines, IA Dentist for Porcelain Veneers
If you are interested in learning more about veneers, schedule a smile makeover consultation with Dr. Burds. Visit our website or contact our office at (515) 244-9565. We are currently accepting new patients and are proud to serve the residents of River Bend, Kirkwood Glen, East Village, and neighboring Des Moines communities.