Ankeny Dentist Answers Questions About Porcelain Veneers


When you look in the mirror and smile, are you happy with what you see? When asked a similar question in a recent Wakefield Research study, over a third of Americans said “no”. Misalignment, unsightly stains, and damaged teeth can all lead a person to feel self-conscious about his/her smile. Fortunately, at Peddicord Dentistry, we offer a procedure that can instantly rejuvenate your smile. In today’s blog, your Ankeny dentist, Dr. Erika Peddicord, explains how porcelain veneers can restore your smile to optimal beauty.

Frequently Asked Questions About Porcelain Veneers

Question: What are porcelain veneers?

Answer: Veneers are thin shells of special dental porcelain. Dr. Peddicord places these veneers onto the front of your teeth using a powerful bonding agent.

Question: What smile issues can porcelain veneers address?

Answer: Porcelain veneers allow your Ankeny IA cosmetic dentist to mask permanent teeth stains and correct the appearance of misalignment. Furthermore, Dr. Peddicord can repair cracked or chipped teeth, lengthen worn down teeth, close gaps between teeth, and even reshape malformed or damaged teeth.

Question: Will my veneers look natural?

Answer: Yes. Each veneer will be custom-made based on an impression of your tooth. The veneer will also be shaded to ensure your restoration blends seamlessly with your smile. Dental porcelain mimics the translucent quality of tooth enamel. As a result, your veneers will look like natural teeth.

Question: How long will my veneers last?

Answer: With the proper care, your porcelain veneers can provide decades of quality smile restoration. Always brush and floss regularly and attend routine checkups with Dr. Peddicord. This allows Dr. Peddicord to assess the state of your restorations.

Schedule an Appointment with Your Ankeny IA Cosmetic Dentist

Porcelain veneers can address a multitude of common smile imperfections. For more information on our innovative veneers, talk to your Ankeny, IA cosmetic dentist today. Dr. Peddicord will decide if veneers provide the best means of transforming your smile. Schedule an appointment, call us at (515) 963-3339. Also, visit our website for patient forms, oral care tips, and to learn about our team. We happily serve new and existing patients in Bondurant, Polk City, Elkhart, Alleman, and Cambridge, and neighboring areas.