Porcelain veneers are very different from other cosmetic treatments. For one, they are actually designed to help address more than one esthetic concern, including color, shape, and alignment. Your Des Moines, IA, dentist will custom create each one to ensure a natural appearance as well. Let’s find out how we can use them to improve your smile’s appearance!
How Do Veneers Improve Smile Beauty?
A veneer is a very thin restoration created from porcelain. The material can absorb serious bite forces and pressure, and also contains stain-resistant properties. In addition, we can shade porcelain to blend with the color of surrounding teeth. The restoration covers the front and sides of your tooth, which means we can employ them to mask intrinsic stains, permanent stains that from beneath the enamel and may be resistant to teeth whitening. We can also close gaps between the teeth and correct the appearance of minor misalignment. Placement also lengthens worn down teeth and provides durable repair for minor cracks and chips.
Creating Your Porcelain Restoration
Each one will be custom-made, ensuring a comfortable fit and lifelike appearance. To start, we need to make room for them by removing enamel from the teeth receiving them. We do so gently and then gather detailed impressions, images, and measurements of the tooth or teeth. Using this information, we can design and fabricate the restoration. When the patient returns for a second visit, we can place the completed veneer with a powerful bonding agent, the same kind we use to secure crowns, inlays, and onlays. The thin restoration will instantly transform your smile’s appearance, and with routine care they can last for decades to come.
Steps to Keep Your Smile Bright
Despite containing stain-resistant properties, you still need to care for them and cut back on sugary foods and drinks, beverages with dark pigments, and tobacco products to keep them bright and strong. Remember, the teeth we attach them to will still be susceptible to cavities and gum disease. We suggest you brush your teeth twice daily for two minutes, when waking up and again before going to bed. You also need to floss in between each tooth before going to sleep. Make time to see us every six months as well, so we can monitor your smile and also remove plaque buildup, keeping your smile healthy and bright. If you have any questions about our approach to cosmetic dentistry, then contact our team today.
Interested in a Cosmetic Consultation?
Our team is here to help you enjoy brighter smiles with our lifelike restorations. To learn more about our custom-made porcelain veneers, schedule a consultation with Dr. Burds by calling Gateway Dental Group in downtown Des Moines, IA, at (515) 244-9565.