Porcelain veneers are a great way to rejuvenate a smile. Whether you are considering porcelain veneers on all of your teeth for a complete smile makeover, or you want to have one or two teeth covered, veneers are the perfect alternative to other, more extensive procedures and treatments.
There are two types of porcelain veneers offered at Plaza Dental Group in Des Moines: traditional porcelain veneers and no-prep veneers, often known as "Lumineers." Both are used to correct problems such as chips, permanently stained or discolored teeth, misaligned teeth, or teeth that need to be changed in shape, size, length, or color.
Traditional porcelain veneers require some of a natural tooth's structure to be removed in order to bond the veneer over the top. This means that some of the outside enamel is taken off to ensure the veneer can be bonded to the front of the tooth without looking over-sized. If you choose the traditional veneers you must take into consideration that this procedure is typically irreversible because of the enamel removal.
No-prep veneers, such as "Lumineers," are a type of porcelain veneer that is made even thinner than standard veneers. They are created this way in order to require little, if any, removal of the tooth's structure to bond into place and cover the natural tooth. These are thin and have less "bulk" than traditional porcelain veneers, allowing them to go over the top of the teeth without requiring lengthy preparation that involves shots and drilling to shave down the natural teeth. Lumineers are reversible because the natural tooth has not been altered.
When you call Plaza Dental Group in Des Moines, Iowa and schedule a consultation appointment with Dr. Mohan, you will be able to find out which type of porcelain veneer is best for your situation, budget, and smile. Together with your dentist, you can make a decision on an investment in yourself and your appearance!
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