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Cedar Falls Cosmetic Dentist Discusses Limitations and Benefits of Porcelain Veneers

CEDAR FALLS, IA--(Marketwired - Sep 22, 2015) - Porcelain veneers are one of the most popular procedures offered at the office of Cedar Falls cosmetic dentist Thomas Strub, DDS. In addition to treatments like professional teeth whitening, cosmetic bonding, and dental crowns, Dr. Strub says porcelain veneers can dramatically rejuvenate the appearance of a patient's teeth. The procedure can address a range of common dental issues, including cracks, chips, deep stains, gaps and spaces, and even mild cases of teeth misalignment.

Porcelain veneers are made of a thin, yet durable, ceramic material that is custom-designed to appear like a natural tooth. The veneer covers only the front, visible part of the affected tooth in order to conceal imperfections. According to Dr. Strub, porcelain veneers are considered a conservative treatment that can preserve much of the original tooth structure. While most of his patients are candidates for porcelain veneers, Dr. Strub highlights that porcelain veneers are primarily intended to improve the appearance of the tooth and are not typically ideal for patients with weakened or compromised teeth. Therefore, some patients may be better suited for an alternative procedure. "People who frequently clench or grind their teeth may not be best-suited for this treatment as these actions put undue force on the veneer, which can cause fracturing," says Dr. Strub. He stresses that patients who have had extensive tooth restorations, patients under the age of 16, or patients who engage in contact sports may not be ideal candidates for porcelain veneers; however, in these cases, porcelain crowns can be offered as an alternative solution for addressing a patient's cosmetic concerns. Dr. Strub notes that a crown can be beneficial for those who need both functional and aesthetic correction of a tooth, offering a way to significantly strengthen the tooth in addition to improving its appearance. Crowns are also custom-designed for the most natural look and fit, and they cover the entire tooth as opposed to just a portion of it. With that in mind, Dr. Strub says, veneers are still capable of helping a large number of patients address a range of cosmetic imperfections, and the results often last for decades with the proper care.

While the exact price of porcelain veneers will vary from patient to patient depending upon factors such as the number of veneers being created and the degree of tooth preparation required, Dr. Strub says the price is typically comparable to that of porcelain crowns. For patients worried about the cost of porcelain veneers, Dr. Strub notes that he offers financing options to help individuals achieve their goal of a beautiful smile: "With programs such as CareCredit®, qualified applicants can choose among low-interest or no-interest payment plans that are tailored to fit comfortably within your budget and ultimately help you attain a smile that instills a sense of confidence and pride."

About Thomas J. Strub, DDS, PC
Dr. Thomas Strub earned his dental degree from the University of Iowa School of Dentistry. He has been in private practice for nearly 35 years. Dr. Strub is an active member of the American Dental Association, the Iowa Dental Association, the Waterloo District Dental Society, and many other major dental organizations. In addition, Dr. Strub has volunteered for a variety of non-profit groups, including the Donated Dental Services Program and Give Kids a Smile. He is available for interview upon request.

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Dr. Thomas Strub
715 Bluegrass Circle
Cedar Falls, IA 50613
(319) 266-3545

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