As we age, teeth can begin to show signs of wear and tear, causing our smile to look less than dazzling. If your pearly whites have chipped edges or lost their sparkle, you may want to consider revamping their appearance with dental veneers. These porcelain shells are custom-made to fit over the front surface of teeth to conceal a variety of cosmetic imperfections. Although they are fashioned similarly to dental crowns, the porcelain used is much thinner in order to provide seamless results.
Continue reading to learn why dental veneers make a great smile investment at our Knoxville practice. You can also schedule a consultation with Dr. Jack Haney by requesting an appointment online or calling us at 865-693-6886.
Dramatically Whiten Teeth
Enamel is porous and can be affected by the foods and beverages we consume. If you drink large amounts of coffee, red wine, or black tea, your teeth may stain or start to yellow. While teeth whitening is effective in treating some of these issues, if your teeth discoloration is more severe, or caused by intrinsic dental staining – dental veneers would be a better option. When selecting the color of your veneers, you can choose a shade much whiter than your own to reveal dramatic results.
Instantly Correct Crooked Teeth
Orthodontics can help straighten teeth that are crooked, gapped, or overlapping. However, if you have other cosmetic issues in addition to dental misalignment that you would like concealed, dental veneers is the way to go. Often referred to as “instant orthodontics,” dental veneers can deliver a straighter smile in just two office visits without the hassle of cleaning brackets and aligner trays.
Lengthen Short and Stubby Teeth
Unevenly shaped teeth can make your smile seem disproportionate and unbalanced. By lengthening short teeth, you can create a more symmetrical smile. Patients often combine gum contouring with dental veneers to create an even better result.
Conceal Cracked Teeth
Certain bad habits, such as nail biting and chewing on pen caps can cause the edges of teeth to chip and crack, making them appear rugged and unattractive. Dental veneers can both protect your teeth from further damage while also improve the appearance of your smile.
Designed for Durability
Made from medical grade porcelain, dental veneers are meant to function much like natural enamel and when properly cared for, can last up to several decades. With your dental veneers in place, you can enjoy many of the same great foods as you did before. To lengthen their longevity, it is recommended that you avoid chomping on ice and using your teeth to open objects, as this could damage veneers.
Having a smile that you feel pleased with will evoke a sense of pride and confidence. Before you know it, you will find reasons to show your new and improved smile off. Studies have proven that people who smile more are healthier, happier, and have a greater sense of well-being. A more attractive smile will also make you more approachable, increasing your chances for professional and personal advancements.
Your veneers will be uniquely customized to your smile based on impressions taken of your teeth. During the manufacturing process, you will also have the opportunity to select the preferred shade of porcelain. Each veneer is carefully fabricated by a dental technician to ensure personalized, seamless results.
Learn More About Knoxville Dental Veneers
To learn more about dental veneers provided by Knoxville cosmetic dentist Dr. Haney, please contact our office today online or call 865-693-6886. We look forward to helping you transform your smile.