A Long-Lasting Cosmetic Solution
If you struggle with the appearance of your smile or are looking to enhance it, our natural-looking dental veneers are the perfect solution. Our patients trust dental veneers to give them that perfect smile for every occasion without having to undergo multiple dental treatments.
With veneers, our expert dentists can refine the shape of your teeth in just two visits at our Oelwein office, allowing you to achieve the same results of similar treatments such as Invisalign. Learn more about how veneers could be the cosmetic solution you’ve been searching for.
What Are Dental Veneers?
Dental veneers are thin shells that are affixed to the front surfaces of your teeth. Our Oelwein office offers dental veneers that look natural, elevating your smile in as little as two appointments without a lengthy recovery. Dr. Kruger customizes each set of veneers to help give patients a pristine white smile that they can feel confident in.
Benefits of Dental Veneers
Dental veneers not only boost your confidence and improve your appearance, but they can also fix a variety of dental issues, including:
- Discolored, stained, or yellowed teeth
- Misaligned, uneven teeth
- Cracked, chipped, or broken teeth
- Worn-down teeth
- Gaps between the teeth
- Teeth that are too small or large
- Teeth resistant to whitening agents
If you’re interested in achieving the perfect smile with dental veneers, schedule an appointment at our Oelwein office by calling (319) 283-4222. We’d love to help you determine if veneers could be the right choice for fixing your smile.
How Dental Veneers Work
During your initial consultation, we’ll discuss your smile goals and create a customized treatment plan that’s specific to your dental needs. One of our dentists will take impressions of your teeth to ensure your veneers fit perfectly. The impressions are sent to a dental laboratory where your veneers will be created, typically taking two to four weeks.
Once your custom veneers are ready, you’ll come back to our office to have them placed. A portion of your tooth enamel is safely removed to make room for the veneer. Once you’re satisfied with the shape and color of your veneers, we’ll use a bonding agent to adhere them to your teeth. After the procedure is complete, you’ll be able to leave our office and show off your new beautiful smile.
Caring for Your Dental Veneers
Dental veneers can last up to 15 years or longer with proper care. To help improve the longevity of your veneers, it’s important to practice the following:
- Avoid eating hard foods such as ice, candy, popcorn, and nuts
- Wear a mouthguard at night to prevent teeth grinding (bruxism)
- Brush your teeth twice a day, floss daily, and rinse between meals
Are You A Candidate for Veneers?
Dental veneers are the perfect solution for improving your smile’s appearance and correcting any oral issues. You may be an ideal candidate for veneers if you want to:
- Cover broken or chipped teeth
- Even out the appearance of your smile
- Conceal teeth that have been fractured
- Cover stains resistant to a whitening agent
- Make small teeth appear larger
Frequently Asked Questions
Are veneers permanent?
Veneers can last 10 to 15 years or longer with proper care, but they’ll have to be replaced eventually. If your veneers fall off or are damaged, call our office immediately to receive the proper care. To help your veneers last longer, it’s important to brush your teeth twice a day, floss daily, use an antibacterial mouthwash, and visit your dentist twice a year for checkups.
Is the veneers procedure painful?
The dental veneers procedure is virtually painless and completed with just two short appointments. Our Oelwein dentists utilize a minimally invasive approach, ensuring that patients feel the least amount of pain possible. You may experience some mild discomfort after your veneers are placed, but this should fade within a few hours.
Do veneers ruin your teeth?
Veneers don’t ruin your teeth or your overall oral health. In fact, dental veneers can elevate your smile, giving them a natural-looking appearance that will help boost your confidence. As long as you’re maintaining a thorough hygiene routine and visiting us for regular cleanings and checkups, your veneers should last for years and your smile will stay healthy.
Enhance Your Smile At Oelwein & West Union Dental Associates
Our dentists are dedicated to helping you address cosmetic flaws with your smile and change your life. To schedule a consultation and ask any questions about dental veneers, you can call us at (319) 283-4222 or fill out our online contact form.
*Veneers are available at our Oelwein office location only.