Improving Smile Beauty With Porcelain Veneers

We offer our Des Moines, IA, patients cosmetic dentistry to help them obtain smiles they can feel proud to show the world. We have treatments designed to address minor damage and to even remove teeth stains. However, with one treatment option we have the ability to completely transform a tooth’s appearance in just two visits. Let’s talk about how we improve smile beauty with porcelain veneers.

How Do We Create Your Restorations?

We custom make each one, which provides a comfortable fit and a more lifelike appearance. We begin by removing a thin layer of outer enamel and then taking impressions and measurements of the tooth and smile. Using the impressions, we design and create the restorations. When you return for a second visit, we check the fit and place them using a powerful bonding material. The process takes two visits to complete.

Will They Fix Damaged Teeth?

Yes! They cover the front and sides of the teeth, which means we can use them to repair minor chips and cracks, lengthen worn down teeth, and even reshape naturally malformed teeth. We also place them to mask permanent teeth stains, which forms below the enamel and may not respond to traditional teeth whitening methods. Placement also corrects the appearance of minor misalignment, providing an alternative to braces for some people. Finally, we may use them to help close any unsightly gaps between your teeth. The porcelain we create them with can withstand serious bite pressures, and will also be shaded to match surrounding teeth in color and shape. The material mimics the translucent nature of tooth enamel, which helps ensure a more lifelike appearance.

Will Special Care Be Necessary to Keep Them Bright?

While the porcelain we construct them with contains stain-resistant properties, you still need to maintain good oral hygiene to keep them bright. In addition, the teeth we attach them to will still be susceptible to tooth decay and infection. You should brush your teeth twice a day and floss every night before you go to bed, which helps remove food particles and control plaque buildup. You also need to see us every six months for a routine checkup and cleaning. Cutting back on sugary foods and drinks, as well as beverages with dark pigments, helps as well. If you have any questions or concerns about treating cosmetic cases with porcelain veneers, or if you’re ready for a cosmetic consultation, then contact our team today.


With our unique and custom-made cosmetic restorations, we can improve the beauty of your smile in just two visits. To learn more about veneers in Des Moines, IA, then please give us a call. To schedule an appointment, call our office today at (515) 244-9565.