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Shine Your Smile in Marshalltown with Dental Veneers!

After years of life, it’s only natural for some imperfections to arise in your teeth. Maybe you love coffee and wine, which have stained the surface of your teeth. Perhaps, over time, your teeth have shifted, leaving a large gap in the front of your mouth. Maybe you’ve even chipped a front tooth or have a small flaw that leaves you feeling self-conscious and anxious when it comes time to smile.

If you’re nervous about smiling or wish you had a beautiful, smooth grin, dental veneers may be the perfect option. As an easy and affordable way to perfect your smile and hide minor flaws, a mouth of pearly white veneers from Colene Grecian, DDS can transform the look and feel of your face.

middle aged couple smiling

What Are Dental Veneers?

Dental veneers, also known as porcelain veneers or dental laminates, are thin shells of tooth-colored enamel or porcelain that can be affixed to the surface of the tooth using dental-grade adhesive. This creates the illusion of a straight, white, beautiful smile without the hassle of complex dental work. Due to the work needed to apply veneers, this kind of treatment is considered permanent.

Why Do I Need Dental Veneers?

In general, dental veneers are used to create a straight, beautiful smile, no matter the look of your underlying teeth. They can be used to accommodate a wide range of dental challenges, including:

  • Cracks
  • Stains and discoloration
  • Misalignment
  • Gaps
  • Crooked teeth

Only healthy or mostly healthy teeth should be considered as candidates for veneers. If your teeth are decaying, have cavities, or have broken beyond repair, other solutions, like dental crowns, may be a better choice for your oral health.

Quality Dental Care

If you have some minor imperfections you want to address, dental veneers can help you do so in a safe, permanent manner. Designed to imitate the look of real teeth without any costly or uncomfortable dental work, veneers offer a simple way out.

When you come in for your appointment, your dentist will perform a thorough exam to make sure veneers are right for you. If your teeth are whole and healthy, a thin layer of enamel, roughly half a millimeter thick, will then be removed from the surface of your teeth to create room for tooth enamel. Next, a mold will be made of your teeth and individual veneers will be produced. A dental lab will create your permanent veneers, although a temporary product can be used in the meantime.

When your veneers are ready, dental bonding will be used to attach them to your teeth. Once attached and dry, your dentist will evaluate your bite and make any last-minute adjustments. Don’t wait to get the perfect smile you’ve always wanted; give us a call and schedule an appointment. Reach out to our office by calling 641-752-3337 at your earliest convenience!