Beautiful Porcelain Veneers from Ankeny Cosmetic Dentist
How Can Veneers Improve My Smile?
Nicknamed the “instant smile makeover,” porcelain veneers offer an excellent solution for dramatically improving the vibrancy of your smile in as few as two office visits. Veneers completely mask imperfections such as stains and discolorations, chipped teeth, misshaped teeth, and teeth that cannot withstand contouring. A significantly more involved and cost-intensive process than dental bonding, porcelain veneers nonetheless offer durability, stain-resistance, and a highly realistic translucent gleam unmatched by any other cosmetic procedure.
What Happens During the Veneer Placement Process?
First, Dr. Erika Peddicord will prepare your teeth. This process involves shaping the enamel to ensure the veneers fit snugly and naturally onto the tooth and against the gumline. Next, she will take impressions which will be sent to the lab to serve as models for your custom-made veneers. Once the veneers return from the lab, Dr. Peddicord will check them for a perfect fit and then bond them permanently into place.
How Do I Care for My Veneers?
Dental porcelain is an exceedingly strong and stain resistant material and, with proper care, your veneers can last up to twenty years. However, the longevity of your veneers depends on your compliance with a consistent care program. You will need to maintain good at-home oral care habits, flossing daily and brushing with a soft-bristled toothbrush and non-abrasive toothpaste. Regular checkups and cleanings are a must. At Peddicord Family Dental, we know you worked hard for that gorgeous smile; now you need to take care of it.
Enjoy a Beautiful Smile with One or More Veneers
With an appropriate number of custom-made porcelain veneers, you can enjoy a more beautiful smile without having to undergo extensive cosmetic treatment. To find out if veneers are right for you, schedule an appointment with Dr. Erika Peddicord by calling our dental office today at (515) 963-3339. Located in Ankeny, IA, we also serve patients who live in Bondurant, Polk City, Elkhart, Alleman, Cambridge, and all surrounding communities.