Pella Dentist Answers Porcelain Veneers FAQs

What makes up veneers?

Dental veneers are made of ultra thin porcelain shells. These cosmetic restorations are specifically shaped and color-matched to look realistic and blend almost seamlessly with the rest of your smile. The semi-translucent porcelain material matches the semi-translucency of your natural teeth. In addition, since the porcelain is a monolithic, smooth material, porcelain veneers are both stain resistant and durable. With proper dental care, your new porcelain veneers can last for decades.

What can porcelain veneers do for my smile?

Porcelain veneers are a popular cosmetic dentistry procedure because they can cover several smile imperfections at once. Here are some of the most common smile issues corrected by dental veneers:

  • Chipped teeth
  • Uneven tooth spacing
  • Smile gaps
  • Misshapen teeth
  • Jagged tooth edges
  • Crooked teeth
  • Permanent tooth discoloration

How are porcelain veneers placed?

Among the most significant benefits of dental veneers is the minimally invasive nature of the procedure, along with the swiftness of your smile makeover. Your porcelain veneers can be placed in as little as two visits to our Pella dental office. After determining your goals for your new smile with a cosmetic dentistry consultation, Dr. Allen will take an impression of your smile. This impression will help expert ceramists in a dental lab to fabricate your porcelain veneers to your specifications. Once the veneers arrive, our Pella cosmetic dentist can place your dental veneers on the front side of your tooth with minimal tooth preparation.

An Invitation for Your Family

Dr. Jeffrey Allen provides comfortable dental care to patients of all ages. Call (641) 628-1121 today to schedule a checkup and cleaning, cosmetic consultation, or second-opinion visit. We are located on the west side of the historic town square in Pella, IA. Please see the map for directions.