Veneers are thin layers of restorative materials that are bonded to the surface of the teeth to protect the damaged teeth or improve its appearance. It is used to treat different defects of the teeth such as chipped or worn teeth. They can also be used to restore the natural color of teeth that have been damaged because of stains. A veneer can also be used to cover large gaps between the teeth.   TYPES OF VENEERS  There are different types of veneers depending on the type of materials used to make them. The most popular is the porcelain one. Also called porcelain laminates, the thickness is around half a millimeter and is fixed on to the front of the teeth in order for you to have a beautiful outcome. This type of material mimics the teeth structure because it is hard. It also resists wear thus it can last for a long time.   Another type of veneer is the dental composite that is made from synthetic resins. This type of veneer is cheap, insoluble, and very easy to manipulate. It is also very tolerant to dehydration and is equally as beautiful as those made of porcelain.  CARING FOR YOUR VENEERS  Taking care of your veneers largely depends on how they are used or taken care of. Taking care of these dental structures require good oral hygiene. Aside from flossing, it is crucial to brush your teeth using a non-abrasive toothpaste that contains fluoride. This will help reduce the decay especially in the areas of the tooth or teeth that do not have veneers.   It is also important to avoid exposing them to too much pressure especially if you have porcelain veneers, as they are incapable of withstanding strong impacts. Make sure that you don’t bite on hard objects or avoid clenching or grinding your teeth.

Dental veneers are being considered the leading, most popular treatment in the field of aesthetic dentistry nowadays because it is one of the only procedures that can give patients a whole new smile. If you are unsatisfied with the way your teeth look, and want to change your smile completely – then dental veneering is the perfect solution for you. At Iowa Dental, we fabricate the most flawless looking laminates using top-quality porcelain finished to perfection for all our patients.

The procedure is invasive. It involves trimming down of the natural teeth to a certain shape and size which accommodates the seating and fixation of the veneers. The veneers are bonded on to the front surfaces of the natural teeth, thus hiding all the dental irregularities that keep you from smiling openly in company. Porcelain does not stain easily and therefore, with the right measures, it is easy to maintain them for years at a stretch. It is important to note that they are nowhere as strong as natural teeth and patients must exercise caution when biting into hard foods. Learn all about veneers and how they can transform your smile by giving us a call and booking your appointment today!