Worn, chipped, or stained teeth are hard to hide and can significantly affect your confidence when smiling or speaking in public.
Porcelain veneers are ultra-thin and made from beautiful dental porcelain. These restorations can conceal damage for a stunning smile.
What makes porcelain veneers at Gulch Dental Studio in Nashville, TN, such a great choice?
Beautiful, Symmetrical Smiles in Two Visits
Advanced Materials for Stunning Effects
At Gulch Dental Studio in Nashville, our dentists use the finest materials to craft all our custom restorations. IPS e.max® and IPS Empress® mimic the properties of natural enamel and can blend into your smile for a seamless result.
Versatile Smile Enhancement
Our team can custom-craft your porcelain veneers to conceal a wide range of common cosmetic imperfections, such as chips, cracks, gaps, misalignment, and stubborn discoloration — all in one treatment.
Strong, High-Quality Results
Despite being incredibly thin, each veneer is strong enough to withstand normal biting forces. With consistent oral hygiene and regular exams and cleanings, porcelain veneers can last up to 25 years.
What Are Porcelain Veneers?
A porcelain veneer, also called a dental veneer, is an ultra-thin shell that a dentist can attach to the surface of a tooth in order to obscure cosmetic concerns like chips, cracks, or stains. Each shell is made from porcelain or similar materials that flawlessly resemble the appearance of a tooth. Because of their natural-looking results and the relative simplicity of the placement procedure, porcelain veneers have become one of the most popular treatment options in cosmetic dentistry.
Take a closer look at the procedure.
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Superior Cosmetic Dentistry in Nashville Choose Gulch Dental Studio for Porcelain Veneers
Since our founding in 2015 by renowned cosmetic dentist Clint Newman, Gulch Dental Studio in Nashville, TN, has gained a reputation for providing comfortable, modern, and trustworthy dentistry in the Gulch.
If you think dental veneers could be right for you, we encourage you to schedule a consultation at our chic, inviting, patient-centered dental boutique today. You can schedule an appointment with a member of our accomplished team by filling out our online form or calling:
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Wondering what factors can affect your ability to receive porcelain veneers?
Ideal Dental Veneer Candidates Are in Good Oral Health
Before your dentist can place your porcelain veneers, they have to remove a certain amount of enamel from your tooth. If you have very worn or thin enamel, you may not qualify for this form of dentistry.
Free of Teeth Grinding
Clenching or grinding your teeth can damage restorations like veneers. An oral appliance or another treatment for these issues may allow you to still undergo treatment.
While porcelain veneers can address gaps or other minor misalignments, severely crooked teeth may still require orthodontic treatment such as Invisalign.
Good Oral Hygiene
Consistent oral hygiene and regular checkups at our office in Nashville, TN, are essential for maintaining the integrity of the dental veneers and the health of your underlying teeth.
What can veneers address?
Aren't there less expensive treatment options?
Dental Veneers vs. Dental Bonding
While many cosmetic treatments exist, only veneers achieve truly comprehensive results.
Depending on the issues you want to address, our dentists at Gulch Dental Studio in Nashville, TN, can discuss potential alternatives to porcelain veneers. Dental bonding, for example, is used to treat many of the same conditions as veneers for a lower price.
However, while bonding is a good alternative for treating an imperfect tooth, the resin bonding material cannot provide the same level of strength and durability that porcelain can.
In addition, the results of veneer treatment typically look more natural than dental bonding.
Dental Veneers vs. Teeth Whitening
Professional teeth whitening is another more affordable alternative to veneers. Both in-office whitening and take-home whitening kits can be effective at treating stained teeth, but these bleaching options have their limitations.
Teeth whitening can only whiten stains that originate on the surface of the teeth. Deeper layers of discolored tooth structure cannot be whitened. Veneers, by contrast, can conceal deep-set stains that appear on the front surface of a tooth.
Additionally, teeth can still become stained after whitening treatment. Porcelain veneers are made of stain-resistant materials, which means longer-lasting cosmetic dentistry benefits.
So what can you expect while receiving veneers?
We Use Advanced Materials to Provide Stunning Results
Both e.max and Empress mimic the qualities of natural tooth enamel to ensure your veneers blend with surrounding teeth. These materials are also exceptionally strong and can last many years with proper care.
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Don't Settle for an Imperfect Smile Contact Us Today
If a chipped, cracked, or stained tooth is causing you to hide your smile, dental veneers can help. These ultra-thin porcelain shells have allowed thousands of patients to smile, speak, and chew with confidence, and that confidence can be yours if you contact Gulch Dental Studio in Nashville, TN, today.
Tennessee residents choose us for cosmetic dentistry time and time again because our dentists are nationally recognized experts, our materials are the most modern available, and our office is comfortable and relaxing.
To find out how we can use porcelain veneers to help you, schedule a consultation today by filling out our online form or calling:
What does treatment involve?
Porcelain Veneers Timeline
Dental veneers can enhance your smile in just two office visits.
What happens after veneers are placed?
Caring for Porcelain Veneers Is Simple: Maintain the Beauty of Your Enhanced Smile
Though our veneers and all materials we use at Gulch Dental Studio are of the highest quality and durability, they will still need to be replaced at some point.
However, with excellent oral hygiene, including regular brushing, flossing, and professional cleanings, your veneers can provide a more beautiful smile for 10 years or more. Before you leave your second appointment, we will give you full instructions on care and continued maintenance.
Our Patient Results
Life After Porcelain Veneers Treatment
One of the greatest benefits of veneers is that you can begin to enjoy the results almost immediately. There is virtually no recovery or downtime needed, and your veneers will be ready to show off as soon as you leave our office.
Veneers are made from stain-resistant, high-quality porcelain and can be cared for just like your natural teeth. However, there are a few steps you can take to keep them looking great for many years to come. To prevent fracturing your veneers, avoid:
- Chewing on ice, pen caps, or fingernails
- Opening mail or packages with your teeth
- Grinding your teeth excessively
If you grind your teeth during the night, our doctors can recommend an oral appliance that helps you avoid excessive pressure on your veneers.
Why trust our practice with your results?
Patients Love Us
"I have been going to Gulch Dental Studio for over a year now and I cannot say enough great things about them. The entire office is super friendly and very personable. You feel welcome as soon as you walk through the door! The hygienists are thorough and have always done a great job. Highly recommend!!" Aimee S.
Want to Transform Your Smile? Take the First Step by Contacting Our Practice
Is there something about your smile you want to change? Is there something about your smile you want to change? Do you have prominent chips, cracks, or gaps? Do you have crooked or misshapen teeth?
Veneers could be the dental treatment you've been waiting for. The stain-resistant material is strong and blends in with your natural teeth, allowing you to bite, chew, speak, and smile with confidence.
To learn more about custom dentistry solutions that put your needs and goals first, contact Gulch Dental Studio online. You can also reach our office in Nashville, TN, by phone:
Porcelain Veneer FAQ
Are dental veneers covered by insurance?No. As a cosmetic dentistry procedure, dental veneers are considered an elective treatment rather than medically necessary. Thankfully, our financing options can keep veneer costs affordable by breaking the total price of the procedure into installments.
Will dental veneers ruin my teeth?No. Just a small amount of tooth enamel is removed while prepping a tooth for a dental veneer. Typically, just a half millimeter of enamel is removed, and sometimes less. Losing a fraction of a millimeter of enamel will not have a significant impact on the structural integrity of a tooth or your oral health.
Can I smoke after getting dental veneers?Technically you can smoke or use chewing tobacco after getting dental veneers, but it's a bad idea. The veneers will not become stained, but tobacco products will discolor your natural teeth and increase your risk of gum disease. We often tell patients that getting dental veneers is a convenient excuse to kick their smoking or chewing tobacco habit for good.
What should I do if a veneer gets chipped or comes loose?If a dental veneer is fractured or somehow gets dislodged, it's important that you contact our Nashville practice as soon as possible. Bring the debonded veneer or broken fragment with you if possible. The team at Gulch Dental Studio can assess the issue and determine the most effective treatment for this dental veneer problem.
Changing Lives One Smile at a Time
"The team at Gulch Dental Studio wonderful. They take great care of their patients and ensure that all their needs are met. They do all they can to make sure you're comfortable and that you understand any procedures you might need to have. You couldn't find a better dental team to serve your needs." Anneleise Wood, 2021