Cosmetic Dentistry in Urbandale

Dental veneers are the most common cosmetic procedure to fix minor flaws in smiles. These wafer-thin sheaths are placed over teeth and bonded with special adhesives and last many, many years if well cared for according to Dr. Lawson’s instructions.

Dental veneers fix:

  • Broken or chipped teeth
  • Severe staining or discoloration
  • Gaps between teeth
  • Uneven teeth height
  • Unusually-shaped teeth
  • Broken or chipped teeth
  • Severe staining or discoloration
  • Gaps between teeth
  • Uneven teeth height
  • Unusually-shaped teeth

The Veneers Process

Meet with Dr. Lawson

Dr. Lawson and her team will take some scans, examine your mouth, and work with you to determine if veneers are right for you, how many you’ll need, and what the fastest, safest approach is to deliver you smile you desire.

Take molds of your teeth

At a second appointment, Dr. Lawson will trim and refine the enamel on your teeth, then take a mold of the teeth, which she’ll use to hand-craft your veneers.

Check your veneers

After a week or two, your veneers will be ready. At that point, you’ll work with Dr. Lawson to make sure they’re perfect in terms of shape, comfort, and color.

Prepare your teeth

If everything looks and feels right, Dr. Lawson will prepare your teeth by thoroughly cleaning them and gently applying a light texture to the enamel for a strong, secure fit.

Place your veneers

Finally, Dr. Lawson will attach your veneers using dental cement, then apply an ultraviolet light that activates the adhesive, creating a firm bond between each veneer and tooth.

It’s that simple and painless. The results are astounding. With our Trial Smile Design, you can actually see and feel how veneers will transform your smile before you even begin treatment.

Frequently Asked Questions About Porcelain Veneers

The cost of veneers depends on the patient’s case and need, but in general, it is about $2000/unit. With any procedure, Dr. Lawson wants to make sure to provide the best situation for your needs and budget, so contact her first for a consultation!

Veneers are more appropriate for patients wanting to avoid orthodontic work yet still want to correct alignment and crowding, color, or shape. If a patient has experienced severe crowding and loss of tooth length or enamel, a dental crown may be more appropriate for bond strength.

In a healthy mouth (low cavity risk, great hygiene, no tobacco or major health concerns, even bite and sleep apnea/grinding/clenching that is treated, etc.), they can last decades–compared to bonding that only lasts 7-10 years.

Even though veneers are built to last, it is still wise to avoid acidic foods or those that cause cavities. It is still the natural tooth structure underneath, and with poor diet and lack of dental care, it’s the tooth structure underneath that disintegrates, not the veneer that fails.

Please let Dr. Lawson know if you take a mood stabilizer, sleep medication, or anti-anxiety medication, as those are known to cause grinding, and we want to protect your investment.

Since insurance will not cover veneers, you can use an HSA or Flex spending account to cover the cost of the veneers. Please check with our front desk team regarding methods of payment prior to your service.

Learn More About Porcelain Veneers in Urbandale

If you have minor flaws in your smile, please contact Lawson Dentistry at (515) 278-4366 to schedule a consultation. Cosmetic dentist Dr. Jessica Lawson is one of the top providers of porcelain veneers in Urbandale, so don’t put off this opportunity to improve your smile any longer. You may fill out our online contact form, and one of our team members will respond.