Porcelain Veneers

The Full Smile Makeover Procedure

Imagine having a whiter, more brilliant smile – a smile people won’t soon forget. Porcelain veneers can make a dramatic difference in your smile’s overall appearance. If you have chipped teeth, crooked teeth, gaps between teeth, or unsightly teeth stains that won’t respond to whitening systems, veneers may be the perfect solution. Veneers can also make teeth appear longer, larger, and more balanced with facial features. With our cosmetic porcelain veneers, our Polk City dental team can completely transform the appearance of your smile.

What are Porcelain Veneers?

Veneers are simply thin shells of dental porcelain. Veneers are made using porcelain because this material mimics the translucent appearance of natural tooth enamel and offers stain resistant properties. All veneers are custom-made to blend seamlessly with a patient’s smile and offer lifelike restoration. If you have any questions or would like to schedule a consultation to receive porcelain veneers, contact Cornerstone Dental today.

Porcelain Veneers Process

In just a few visits, Dr. Hussong can answer all of your questions, then design and place custom porcelain veneers to enhance your appearance and your self-esteem.

At your cosmetic consultation, Dr. Hussong will examine your teeth and discuss your thoughts about the way your smile looks. If together you and Dr. Hussong decide veneers are the best option for improving your smile, we will design veneers that complement your skin coloring, facial features, and personal preferences. The two of you may review photos of smiles to determine which attributes you’d like to see in your new smile.

To begin treatment, Dr. Hussong will prepare your teeth by removing a minuscule layer of enamel to make room for your new veneers. We will then take an impression for the ceramist at our dental laboratory. Using quality dental porcelain that looks completely natural, the ceramist will fabricate your veneers according to Dr. Hussong’s exact instructions. Contemporary porcelain veneers are thinner than previous generations, yet they’ve retained their durability and longevity.

You’ll wear temporary veneers until your permanent restorations arrive from the lab. The temporaries will allow you to become accustomed to the new shape of your teeth. You may need a few days to adjust to speaking properly — and recognizing yourself in the mirror. When your final veneers are ready, you’ll return to Cornerstone Dental for permanent placement of the beautiful restorations.

Do Porcelain Veneers Require Special Care?

Like your natural teeth, your new restorations will require care and attention. Each day, you should brush and floss your teeth. This cleanses the mouth of stray food particles and harmful bacteria, keeping your teeth and your new veneers attractive and stain-free. You should also attend regular checkups and dental cleanings, which will provide an opportunity for your dentist to ensure the integrity of your porcelain veneers.

  • A Personal Invitation

    You’ll find our dental office cozy and relaxing and our team accommodating. Watch DirecTV during your appointment, and afterward, allow us to treat you to a paraffin hand dip and a warm, scented neck wrap. We will make your time at Cornerstone Dental enjoyable. For cosmetic and restorative dentistry in Polk City, Iowa, contact us today. We serve families from Alleman, Ankeny, Bondurant, Grimes, Johnston, and surrounding communities.