If your smile is not quite what you want it to be, there are plenty of cosmetic solutions that can help. If your teeth are chipped, cracked, stained, or you have a gap, porcelain veneers can help. They can even help solve several of these problems at once — a simple solution for a seemingly complex dental makeover. Somewhat similar to porcelain crowns, veneers just go on the front of your tooth rather than over it entirely. This allows more of your natural tooth to stay intact. As always, Dr. Peter Ruggiero will examine your mouth thoroughly and explain the best option to you in a relaxed, comfortable setting.

How Veneers Are Made

Porcelain veneers seem so life-like because your dentist handcrafts each one to fit your unique smile and to address your specific needs. They are matched to the shape and color of your existing, natural teeth, so they blend naturally with the rest of your smile. Once Dr. Ruggiero knows your needs, he sculpts a small amount of enamel from the front surface of the tooth, and then he attaches the custom-made veneer with a strong adhesive.

When You Need Veneers

There are a variety of issues that can be solved with porcelain veneers. These include having chipped teeth, large gaps, irregularly shaped teeth, deeply stained teeth, and more. They typically solve problems affecting the front of your teeth. Crowns are typically suggested when the tops of your teeth need strengthening.

Taking Care Of Them

Because they are designed to closely match your other teeth, you care for veneers the same way you have always maintained your oral health. Brush them twice a day using a non-abrasive toothpaste and floss regularly. Veneers are resistant to whitening procedures, so Dr. Peter Ruggiero might suggest whitening your other teeth before placing veneers, so that they will match your teeth when they are at their brightest.

Schedule An Appointment To Learn More About Veneers

If you have questions about the ways we can improve your smile with porcelain veneers, don’t hesitate to schedule an appointment with us today. Call Cedar Dental in Cedar Rapids, IA, today at (319) 364-7108. We also happily welcome patients who live in Mount Vernon, Iowa City, Hiawatha, and all nearby communities.