Time To Reinvent Your Smile With Veneers

des moines veneersDid you know that with a single treatment, we can help reinvent your smile in only two appointments? In today’s blog, your Des Moines, IA, dentist talks about how we can use one or more porcelain veneers to reinvent your smile, and what you can expect from the placement process.

The Makeover Potential

Each veneer is a very thin shell of porcelain, one that once placed will cover the front and sides of the tooth. Which means they will instantly alter the color and shape. When placed, we can use them to mask discoloration, including permanent stains that might not respond to teeth whitening. We can also correct the appearance of minor misalignment, offering straighter looking smiles without braces or aligners. Our team can use them to close unsightly gaps between teeth, lengthen worn down ones, and even correct misshapen ones too. For many, they offer a complete smile makeover in as little as two appointments.

Creating Your Custom Porcelain Veneers

The first visit involves preparing your smile. We will numb them and then gently remove a thin layer of outer enamel from them, which makes room for the completed restoration. Next, detailed digital images will be taken of the prepared tooth, and then used in a dental lab to design and craft the restoration from porcelain. We use this material because it is translucent like actual enamel, and can be shaded to blend with the rest of the smile seamlessly. When you return for a second visit, we will check the fit and make any necessary adjustments. Finally, we attach it with a powerful bonding agent.

Keeping Your Teeth Bright

With proper care, you can keep the restoration bright and also safeguard the teeth we’ve attached them to. This helps them last for years to come. You should take time to brush twice a day for two minutes and also floss every evening. Try to avoid tobacco products and cut back on sugary foods and drinks. Be sure you see us every six months for a checkup and cleaning, so we can keep an eye on your smile for signs of trouble, and remove all plaque buildup to prevent issues like decay or gum disease.

If you have any questions about the cosmetic transformation that our porcelain veneers can provide, then contact our team today to learn more. We want you to never hesitate to show off your smile each and every day!


We would love to help you enjoy a stunning new smile in only two visits. If you have any questions about our approach to cosmetic dentistry, then contact your Des Moines, IA, dentist, Dr. Burds, by calling 515-244-9565.