Are yellow teeth affecting your self-esteem? Would you like a new and improved smile that you can show off with pride? If so, cosmetic procedures may be of serious interest to you. Of these procedures, there is perhaps no transformation as fast and exciting as the transformation offered by porcelain veneers. Below, your Des Moines dentist, Dr. Jessica Johnson, explain how porcelain veneers can give your smile a rapid makeover.
What Are Porcelain Veneers?
Porcelain veneers are thin shells of porcelain that adhere to the front surface of teeth. By placing porcelain veneers, your Des Moines cosmetic dentist, Dr. Johnson, can improve the appearance of many cosmetic problems including gaps, chipped teeth, crowded teeth, and stained teeth.
Porcelain Veneers vs. Teeth Whitening
It may seem that teeth whitening is the best choice for improving the color of teeth. However, certain stains cannot be improved with professional teeth whitening. These stains are called intrinsic stains, and they occur on the inside of teeth. Common causes of these stains include overexposure to fluoride, trauma, and certain medications. Because teeth whitening treatment is unable to reach and remove these stains, their appearance must be improved in another way, and one of the best ways to improve the appearance of intrinsically stained teeth is by applying porcelain veneers to them.
Rapid Transformations with Porcelain Veneers
If you choose to have intrinsic stains or other cosmetic blights masked by porcelain veneers, your Des Moines dentist, Dr. Johnson, can typically place your veneers in about three dental visits. These visits involve a consultation, molds, and a fitting. Once the veneers are in place, your smile transformation will be complete. Your new smile will be one that lasts for many years to come because porcelain veneers are both durable and stain-resistant.
Schedule a Visit with Your Des Moines Cosmetic Dentist
Are you ready to transform your teeth? Contact your Des Moines cosmetic dentist, Dr. Johnson, today to schedule an appointment by calling our 50266 dentist office at 515-223-9764. We welcome patients from West Des Moines, Waukee, Clive, and nearby Des Moines metro communities.