Porcelain Veneers: More Than a Pretty Smile

Porcelain veneers in Polk City, IA

Warm smile, cold weather!

At Cornerstone Dental, we frequently receive inquiries from patients about enhancing their smile with porcelain veneers in Polk City, IA. This popular cosmetic dentistry procedure has quickly become one of our most popular offerings, and when you see the results, it’s easy to see why. It seems that half of Hollywood has veneers, as do notable names in the music industry. Not even politicians are immune to the allure of pearly white perfection!

White, Perfectly Even Teeth? Check.

Dr. Ryan Hussong, a general dentist who serves the 50226 area, explains that porcelain veneers have grown so popular because of their ability to mask a variety of cosmetic imperfections. For example, we treat patients whose teeth have been permanently stained by years of drinking coffee and smoking cigarettes—stubborn stains that do not always respond to in-office or take-home teeth whitening. Even if you have perfectly white teeth already, you can still benefit from veneers. The ultra-thin layers of porcelain, which can be custom-tinted to match your natural tooth color, also fill in gaps, chips, and small cracks on the surface of your teeth. We also use veneers to discretely address teeth that appear slightly twisted or misshapen.

Restoration for Worn-Out Teeth? Check.

Bruxism, or teeth grinding, affects millions of men and women. Clenching and grinding, whether while sleeping or during the daytime, wears down your teeth, making them appear shorter and uneven. After years of grinding, the wear becomes so severe that it may interfere with the alignment of your bite, leading to an uncomfortable condition called a temporomandibular joint disorder, or TMD. If your smile has suffered because of bruxism, Dr. Hussong may recommend veneers to restore your natural bite. With proper care and regular dental cleanings, your porcelain veneers will last for many years. If you do grind your teeth, however, you must wear a protective mouthguard at night. Otherwise, you may unwittingly damage your veneers.

Are you a candidate for porcelain veneers in Polk City, IA? To learn more about our cosmetic dentistry options, or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Ryan Hussong, contact our office at 515-984-6001. We serve patients living in Ankenky, Ames, Alleman, Grimes, and the surrounding communities. We also invite you to follow us on Facebook, where we share important news and insights from the Cornerstone Dental team.