Veneers Instead Of Braces?

We have a number of options for correcting misalignment, such as clear aligners. However, we may have a cosmetic solution that corrects the appearance of your alignment issues in as little as two visits. What makes porcelain veneers such a great choice for addressing esthetic issues in Urbandale, IA? How do we design and create these custom-made restorations?

How Veneers Correct The Appearance of Misalignment

A veneer is a unique cosmetic treatment option. Instead of targeting one specific area of the tooth, they actually cover the front and sides. As a result, they completely change your tooth’s color and shape. We create them using porcelain, a strong material able to withstand powerful bite forces. Porcelain also contains stain-resistant abilities and can be shaded to match surrounding teeth. Once in place, the treatment could potentially correct the appearance of minor alignment problems, offering an esthetically-pleasing alternative for treating misalignment. But how do we create them?

Creating Your Custom Restorations

To ensure a natural looking fit, we need to make room for them. Which means removing a thin layer of outer enamel. We next take detailed impressions of the teeth, which will be used in a dental lab to design and create them. In between visits, an expert ceramist will craft your new restoration or restorations from porcelain. We may also whiten your teeth, to ensure we design one that matches your whitest possible smile.

When you return to the office, we will check the fit of your veneers, making any necessary adjustments before bonding them to your smile. In as little as two visits, we can transform your smile’s overall appearance.

Addressing Teeth Stains and More

In addition to misalignment, we can also place them to address issues with your tooth’s shape or even repair worn down tooth structure or damage. Placement also enables our team to close embarrassing gap between your teeth. For those with intrinsic teeth stains, also known as permanent discoloration, we may use them to mask the stains that teeth whitening alone may not be able to address. For those looking for a more cost-effective solution to esthetic issues, we may opt for dental bonding for the side and rear teeth, reserving the veneers for the front facing ones only. If you have any questions about our approach to cosmetic dentistry, or if you would like to learn more about these stunning and long lasting restorations, please contact our team today.

Ready To Try Cosmetic Smile Improvement?

Dr. Lawson and our team offer cosmetic smile improvement using our custom-made restorations. To learn more about our cosmetic treatment options, schedule a consultation by calling our dentistry office in Urbandale, IA, at 515-278-4366. We also serve residents of Waukee, Grimes, Johnston, and Clive, IA.