There are physical flaws we need to accept. We are born a certain way, and there’s only so many surgical procedures, tricks with make-up, hairstyles that might cover up the things we find embarrassing, etc., that we should even waste our time with. Beauty truly does come from the inside. However, teeth are impression makers. Someone can look at a blemish or birthmark and recognize that you can’t help these things. When teeth are stained, cracked, or missing, they may just assume that you don’t take care of yourself. This is unfortunate, because proper dental hygiene isn’t taught to everyone from a young age. Medications, injuries, and illnesses can all cause issues with teeth as well. No matter what reason for your flawed smile, you absolutely deserve to feel confident and happy with the way your teeth look. Porcelain veneers are a cosmetic procedure that can accomplish this in just two short appointments. Pella, IA cosmetic dentist, Dr. Jeffrey Allen will tell you more about what porcelain veneers are, and how you can think of them as a part of your natural teeth.
What Are Porcelain Veneers?
Porcelain veneers are crafted by a ceramist in a lab. These highly skilled craftspeople are sent the measurements and impressions that your Pella, IA cosmetic dentist takes at your first veneer appointment. Veneers consist of wafer-thin discs that cover over flaws providing a translucence that’s just about identical to the way natural teeth look when they reflect light. They can also be made to your customized choice of color and shape. Veneers are adhered to the front of your teeth, so they do not need to be encapsulated to achieve the full cosmetic affect. All of those movie stars with shiny and perfectly symmetrical teeth? It’s a good bet that more than a few of them are sporting porcelain dental veneers.
Caring for Porcelain Veneers
Are you interested in veneers but afraid that they’ll require special care that you don’t want to commit to? You can treat veneers just like your natural teeth. Brush and floss in the exact same way. You may want to opt for the most minimally abrasive ADA-approved toothpaste. Veneers can become scratched and damaged just as tooth enamel can. However, by and large, you can use all of the same oral hygiene practices, including going to the dentist for checkups and cleanings every six months.
Porcelain Veneers from your Pella, IA Cosmetic Dentist
Dr. Allen offers customized porcelain veneers to patients. Your cosmetic dentist in Pella, IA, is also happy to provide a full range of comprehensive dental care to patients of all ages. Call (641) 628-1121 today to schedule an appointment. We are located on the west side of the historic town square in Pella, IA. Please see the map for directions.