Veneers: An Alternative For Braces

We employ cosmetic restorations to address a number of issues with your smile’s appearance. For example, to brighten teeth or reshape damaged/misshapen teeth. But what about misalignment? For our patients in Urbandale, IA, we use lifelike dental veneers to act as an alternative to braces for correcting a smile’s appearance and alignment, often in one visit!

Creating Your Lifelike Veneers

How do we create your custom restorations? We begin by prepping the teeth receiving them. We want to make room and ensure a natural looking fit. We remove a thin layer of enamel. We next take detailed digital impressions, which gather images in a few minutes. The images enable the dentist to create a 3D model, which is uploaded into the onsite E4D milling machine. The machine creates the restoration from a solid block of ceramic. We then take the finished veneer and check the fit, making any necessary adjustments before placing. You then leave with an improved smile in just one visit. We also use this technology to offer same day crowns, inlays, and onlays.

Correcting Misalignment

By placing the restorations over the front of the teeth, we have the ability to improve the appearance of your smile’s alignment. For some, this means providing a cosmetic alternative to braces or orthodontic aligners, improving smile beauty in one visit. Placing these also means reshaping malformed or damaged teeth, lengthening any worn-down teeth, repairing minor cracks or chips, and masking permanent teeth stains. We also help close gaps between the teeth. In just one visit, we can help you enjoy a stunning new smile!

Caring for Your Restorations

You want your new veneers to stay bright and strong, which means caring for your smile from home and attending routine visits. You should brush your teeth twice daily for two minutes, using a toothpaste that contains fluoride. We also suggest flossing nightly before bed. Removing food particles from your smile limits the risk of periodontal issues and infections, which could threaten your newly repaired teeth. You should also see us every six months for a checkup and cleaning. We examine your smile and watch for signs of trouble and also monitor your new restoration. A cleaning removes all plaque and tartar from your teeth, improving the esthetics of your smile while also preventing the oral health issues that could compromise your smile. If you have any questions, then please contact our team today.

One Visit Cosmetic Veneers

Dr. Lawson and our team want to help correct your uneven smile with cosmetic care. To learn more about our approach to cosmetic dentistry, 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.