Do you have minor flaws that affect your front teeth, such as cracks, chips, or stains? Do you want a brighter, more beautiful smile? If so, Gulch Dental Studio can help. Porcelain veneers are a convenient way to conceal imperfections, especially those affecting your most visible teeth. Our doctors can create a 3-D wax model of what your veneers will look like so you can make an informed decision. Our Nashville, TN, office is fully equipped to design and place your veneers in a comfortable and relaxing environment.
What are Porcelain Veneers?
Veneers are thin, porcelain covers customized to seamlessly match and enhance your smile. These durable shells can give you a more attractive appearance and help you make a better first impression. Though we ensure our veneers and all materials we use are of the highest quality and durability, they will still need to be replaced at some point. However, with routine maintenance and care, they should last for many years.
Who Can Benefit from Veneers?
If you want straighter-looking teeth and an overall brighter, bigger smile, you may a good candidate for porcelain veneers. The restorations are a good treatment option for patients concerned with:
- Crooked or irregularly shaped teeth
- Distinct staining or discoloration
- Disproportionately sized teeth
- Chipped or cracked front teeth
Any untreated decay or gum disease will first need to be addressed at our office. Once you decide that porcelain veneers are the right cosmetic dentistry option, you will meet with your doctor to begin finalizing your treatment plan.
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The Procedure and Aftercare
In just two visits, your doctor can significantly improve your smile with porcelain veneers. First, he will prepare your front teeth by removing a thin layer of enamel to make space for the veneers. Then he will take impressions of your teeth to create a wax mock-up or mold so you can see what your veneers will look like. Once you decide on specifics like color and shape, we will send your impressions to a trusted lab that uses the highest-quality materials, such IPS e.max® and IPS Empress®. In the meantime, you will receive temporary veneers that still allow you to chew and speak normally.
In just two visits, your doctor can significantly improve your smile with porcelain veneers.
Placing the veneers is a relatively simple procedure, and most patients do not require any kind of anesthesia. First, your doctor will show you what your veneers will look like. Next, he will clean your prepared teeth with a cleansing solution designed to aid in the bonding process. The bonding agent is then applied to your teeth and the doctor will securely cement your veneers in place.
Before you leave, we will give you full instructions on care and continued maintenance. With regular dental hygiene, including brushing, flossing, and professional cleanings, your veneers should provide a more beautiful smile for years to come.
Learn More About Your Candidacy
If you want to enhance your smile and conceal minor chips, cracks, unevenness, or staining on your front teeth, porcelain veneers may be a good choice for you. To talk to one of our staff about veneers and other cosmetic services, contact us online to schedule your appointment.