If you are unhappy with your smile and are looking for ways to transform the appearance of your teeth, Design Dental offers many cosmetic dentistry treatments that can help you achieve that. Dr. S. Jeremy Tu, a North Liberty, IA cosmetic dentist, often recommends dental veneers to patients with chipped, crooked, or discolored teeth. Dr. Tu is currently welcoming patients from Cedar Rapids, IA who are interested in using porcelain veneers to improve the appearance of their smile.
About Porcelain Veneers
Porcelain veneers are a comfortable solution for patients seeking a perfect, Hollywood smile. This popular cosmetic dentistry treatment is a thin shell-like cover made of porcelain that is permanently bonded to the front and sides of a tooth. They are capable of covering up almost any cosmetic imperfection. They can change the color, shape, size, or length of your teeth.
A porcelain veneer mimics the appearance of natural tooth enamel, reflecting light in the same manner, while also providing the same strength and resilience. The veneers are fabricated from molds of your teeth so they will blend in naturally with your surrounding natural teeth. Even though they will resemble natural teeth, they are not susceptible to staining from things such as coffee, tea, or tobacco.
Porcelain veneers are considered a permanent restoration since a very small amount of tooth enamel will need to be removed to accommodate them. When compared to getting a dental crown placed though, the natural tooth will remain mostly intact. Dental crowns require a large amount the natural tooth to be reduced to accommodate it.
As a very versatile treatment, porcelain veneers are used by dentists for many reasons. Tooth stains that do not respond to teeth whitening treatments are a popular reason patients choose dental veneers. Teeth with large gaps can be treated with veneers when orthodontic solutions are optimal or want to be avoided. Even teeth with bad positioning can be treated with veneers to avoid bite issues. Cracked or chipped teeth can also be permanently treated with veneers, covering up the imperfection.
Porcelain Veneer Process
Dr. Tu will need to evaluate your teeth to determine if porcelain veneers are the right treatment for you. At your consultation at his Cedar Rapids, IA area dentist office, you can discuss the issues you have with your teeth. A personalized treatment plan will be created that will meet your needs while maintaining your oral health using dental veneers.
To prepare for your veneers, Dr. Tu will remove a very minimal amount of enamel from each tooth being treated. Then teeth impressions will be taken and used to design your porcelain veneers. Dr. Tu works with top local ceramicists to create natural looking custom dental veneers.
When they are ready and you have approved the way they look, Dr. Tu will permanently secure the dental veneers to each tooth with a strong adhesive and check for color and comfortable fit.
Schedule a Consultation
If you are interested in learning more about porcelain veneers, schedule an appointment with Dr. Tu at his Cedar Rapids, IA area dentist office. He offers custom smile makeovers for patients who want improve the appearance of their smile. Call (319) 208-6095 or request an appointment online today!