We create and place porcelain veneers to address a number of different cosmetic issues that impact the shape and color of the teeth. But how do we place these lifelike restorations? What issues can they address and are they the right choice for smiles in Grimes, IA?
Frequently Asked Questions About Porcelain Veneers
Question: How do we prepare the teeth?
Answer: We first need to make room for the new restorations, which means we must remove a thin layer of outer enamel. We can then take detailed impressions, which will be key for designing and creating the porcelain veneer.
Question: How do you create the restoration?
Answer: At a dental lab, the impressions will be used to design and fabricate the restoration from porcelain. We use porcelain due to the material’s strength, stain-resistant properties, and lifelike appearance (we can actually shade the material to match surrounding teeth).
Question: What does placement involve?
Answer: Once we complete the new restoration, we will check the fit, make any necessary adjustments, and then place the veneer with a powerful bonding agent. Once in place, you can help keep them bright and strong by brushing your teeth twice a day, flossing every night, and seeing the dentist every six months for checkups and cleanings. Routine care can help protect them, as well as the rest of your smile, from common oral health issues.
Question: What issues can they improve?
Answer: We can use them to lengthen worn down teeth, repair minor damage, and address misshapen teeth. We can mask permanent teeth stains, which may not otherwise respond to teeth whitening, and also close gaps between the teeth. As an alternative to orthodontics, we can often place them to correct the appearance of minor misalignment issues. If you have any questions about the process of creating and placing porcelain veneers, or if you think they may be the right choice for your smile, then contact our team today.
Do You Have Questions About Cosmetic Dentistry?
Dr. Lawson and our team can help improve your smile’s appearance with custom-made cosmetic restorations. To learn more, schedule a consultation by calling our sleep dentistry office in Grimes, IA, at 515-278-4366.