Do Porcelain Veneers Look like Natural Teeth?

man smiling 2Are you considering a smile makeover with porcelain veneers from your Des Moines IA dentist, Dr. Jessica Johnson? If so, you probably want to make sure that the cosmetic results you get will look completely natural. Therefore, you will be happy to learn that many people consider porcelain veneers to boast the best results of any cosmetic treatment. They have achieved this status by the ways in which they mimic living teeth to create astounding levels of realism. For instance, our natural teeth are partially translucent, meaning they allow some light through them. Porcelain veneers mimic this quality and thus will look realistic in many different lighting conditions. In addition, porcelain veneers can replicate the reflective quality of teeth for a sheen that is very convincing.

The Versatility of Porcelain Veneers

Adding to the appeal of porcelain veneers for a smile makeover is their versatility. The veneers attach to teeth, creating a new smile, behind which cosmetic blights disappear. In this way, veneers can address stains, gaps, misalignment, damage, and pitting in a fast and easy process. However, the versatility of veneers extends still farther. Each set of veneers is custom made to achieve the results that each patient desires. Therefore, an executive may opt for a smile that conveys power, while a model may choose a smile that is subtler and more inviting. Whatever your smile goals, porcelain veneers and your Des Moines IA cosmetic dentist, Dr. Johnson, can help you achieve it.

Porcelain Veneers in Des Moines IA

If you are ready for your smile makeover, you can see the results you want in as few as two dental visits. During the first visit, Dr. Johnson will prepare your teeth to receive the veneers. This process involves scraping away small amounts of enamel, which will allow the veneers to attach properly to your teeth. Also during your first visit, Dr. Johnson will take molds of your teeth, which will aid an off-site lab in constructing a custom set of veneers for you. Next, Dr. Johnson will fit you with temporary veneers, which you will wear until your permanent ones arrive out our dental office. When they do arrive, you can attend your second dental visit, at which time, Dr. Johnson will bond your permanent veneers in place.

About Dr. Jessica Johnson: Jessica Johnson, DDS is a respected general and family dentist serving the Des Moines IA area. Patients can contact her at 515-223-9764 to schedule an appointment or a consultation.

Contact

MapValley Ridge Family Dental
6150 Village View Drive, #109,
West Des Moines, IA, 50266
Phone: 515.223.9764
After-hours emergency: 515.423.0445
Fax: 515.327.6230

Office Hours

Monday: 8 am-5 pm
Tuesday: closed
Wednesday: 8 am-5 pm
Thursday: 7:30 am- 1:30 pm
Friday: 7:30 am-4:30 pm