Almost no one sees their teeth as perfect. Yours may be a bit crooked, not quite as bright and white as you’d prefer, or maybe your bite doesn’t line up the way you think it should. There are plenty of flaws that can impact your smile.
Happily, there are also ways to correct these flaws. One way that the experts at Plaza Dental Group in West Des Moines, Iowa, suggests is veneers. Veneers can provide a beneficial solution for numerous common problems in a few visits.
One of the reasons our dentists suggest veneers is that they are a versatile and effective way to correct a variety of issues, such as the following listed below:
Your teeth are amazingly strong, but they’re not impossible to damage. Often when someone has a chipped tooth, it happened because they ate a hard portion of food. Falls and other accidents can result in chipped teeth, too.
Another common issue is cracked teeth, which aren’t cosmetically pleasing and can allow bacteria to reach the soft, inner part of your teeth. That bacteria can lead to decay or even tooth loss.
Veneers can correct both chipped and cracked teeth. They give you a great-looking smile, support the structure of your damaged tooth, and keep out potentially harmful bacteria.
Do you have a stained or discolored tooth? We custom-tint your veneers to correct the problem. The usual, professional whitening approaches can’t always treat some stains or discolorations, but veneers can help.
You might not like the way gaps between your teeth look, but did you know they can also be a problem with proper hygiene? Tiny spaces between your teeth can be hard to clean, allowing plaque and bacteria to thrive. Veneers can improve your appearance and protect your teeth from decay.
There’s beauty in symmetry, and that applies to your smile as much as anything. A proper ratio of teeth to gum tissue is one element of a beautiful smile. If your teeth are too small and your smile is more gum than tooth, you may not have a smile as attractive as it could be.
We custom-make your veneers to fit your mouth, and we can right-size your teeth, giving you a better tooth-to-gum ratio.
Depending on the extent of your alignment issues, you may need orthodontic treatment. But if you have minor alignment problems, such as one tooth that’s slightly twisted, veneers can help.
Similarly, if you have teeth that are misshapen or worn down, veneers can correct their appearance.
One of the best things about veneers is that you probably only need two appointments. The first one is to prepare your teeth and the second one is to apply the veneers.
During your first appointment, we remove a tiny amount of the surface of your tooth — just enough so that the veneers fit properly. This part is crucial to ensure your veneers look natural and fit in with the rest of your teeth.
Then we make an impression of your teeth to serve as a model for your veneers. Finally, we apply a coating to protect your teeth until your next visit when your veneers are ready.
During the second appointment, we remove the protective coating and place your permanent veneers using a strong dental adhesive. We carefully shape the veneer so that it fits perfectly. Once it’s applied, you treat your veneers just as you do your natural teeth with regular brushing, flossing, and coming in for routine checkups.
Schedule your appointment today by calling our office or using our online booking feature. Our team can evaluate you to see if you’re a good candidate for veneers. We can then discuss the specific details of what you should expect and set you up with your two appointments!