Porcelain Veneers

The Beauty of Porcelain Veneers

Cosmetic smile improvement is a highly personalized endeavor. For some patients, it may include little more than a single, professional teeth-whitening treatment. For others, it may require a combination of procedures to address a variety of concerns. The beauty of porcelain veneers is that they can often correct several different cosmetic blemishes at once, making complete smile improvement simple, convenient, and highly effective for many patients. Rather than planning on multiple cosmetic procedures, find out if you can enjoy a complete smile makeover with an appropriate number of custom-designed porcelain veneers.

How Porcelain Veneers Makeover Your Smile

A porcelain veneer is a wafer-thin shell of porcelain that mimics the front surface of your tooth. The veneer is custom-designed and hand-made according to precise measurements and images of your teeth. The porcelain used for each veneer is carefully matched to your tooth’s natural, healthy color, and is semi-translucent so that it reflects light the same way your healthy teeth do. Each veneer is permanently bonded to the front surface of a tooth, allowing it to instantly improve the tooth’s appearance. Because they cover your teeth’s visible surfaces, veneers are most effective for addressing issues such as:

  • Severe, internal tooth discoloration
  • Chipped and/or worn tooth surfaces
  • Minor tooth cracks
  • Slight tooth misalignment
  • Teeth with jagged and/or overlapping edges
  • Excessive spaces between teeth
  • And more

Ask Dr. Burds More About Porcelain Veneers

If your smile seems like it needs a lot of improvement, then you may be surprised to learn that porcelain veneers can offer dramatic results with just a single procedure. To learn more, schedule a consultation by calling Dr. Burds and Gateway Dental Group in downtown Des Moines, IA, today at (515) 244-9565. We also proudly serve patients from West Des Moines, Ankeny, Urbandale, Johnston, and all surrounding communities.