In our array of cosmetic treatments is one option that offers our Urbandale, IA, patients total smile transformation: porcelain veneers. With durability and a natural appearance, they’re the perfect choice for a smile makeover. But what makes veneers so lifelike?
Frequently Asked Questions About Porcelain Veneers
Question: What cosmetic issues can they address?
Answer: The thin restorations actually fit over the front and sides of the tooth, which allows them to completely change the shape and color of one. For that reasons, we use them to mask permanent teeth stains, which may resist traditional teeth whitening methods. We also lengthen worn down teeth and reshape malformed ones as well. They close gaps between teeth and help correct issues with the tooth surface, such as pits or grooves.
Question: How do you create them?
Answer: First, we need to prepare the teeth, which means removing a thin layer of enamel to make room. We then take detailed impressions, which will be used to design and create them from porcelain. We create them using porcelain due to the material’s strength, stain-resistant properties, and lifelike appearance.
Question: What does placing them involve?
Answer: After we create the restoration, we check the fit and make sure we don’t need to make any adjustments. We then place the completed veneer using a powerful bonding agent, just as we would for a crown or inlay or onlay. The restoration will remain firmly in place and provide many years of quality restoration.
Question: Can they act as an alternative to braces?
Answer: Yes! In fact, we often use them as a minimally invasive and less intensive option for addressing misalignment. By placing them, we can alter the appearance of a smile’s alignment, correcting misalignment in as little as one to two visits, as opposed to several months. If you have any questions about our cosmetic restorations, or if you think you could benefit from them, then contact our team today.
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