Cosmetic dentistry employs a number of techniques to make your smile look more attractive. Teeth whitening removes enamel stains from foods and beverages. Crowns encircle and protect damaged teeth to give them a new, stronger shape. Dental bonding sculpts composite over the front of a tooth to correct a chip, stain, or other irregularity. There is only one technique, however, that can change everything about the appearance of the teeth that show when you smile: porcelain veneers.
If you want to learn more about Knoxville dental veneers, Knoxville GA dentist Dr. Jack Haney provides cosmetic consultations. Call us at 865-693-6886 to learn whether veneers are right for you.
There’s a reason why more and more people are choosing to transform their smiles with dental veneers. This technique can change virtually any aspect of your smile that you are unhappy with. Because veneers provide an entirely new surface for the front of each tooth, they can change the color, texture, size, and shape of your teeth.
For example, veneers can correct:
- Teeth that are too small
- Uneven arches
- Chips, dents, and ridges
- Intrinsic stains that don’t respond to whitening
- Receding gum lines
- Irregularly shaped teeth
- Teeth with translucent patches (thinning enamel)
- Teeth that appear crowded together
Veneers are so effective they can even make crooked or crowded teeth appear straighter without the use of orthodontics. Many patients are pleasantly surprised to learn they don’t need to spend two years in braces or Invisalign in order to achieve a more balanced smile.
What Are Dental Veneers?
Knoxville dental veneers are super-thin shells of dental porcelain that are bonded to each tooth in the size and shape of your choosing. Today’s veneers are extremely thin, so they don’t add any unnecessary bulk or mass to the teeth. Some are only as thin as a contact lens.
Veneers are considered the ultimate smile makeover because they give you a permanent replacement for the fronts of the teeth that show when you smile. Once you get veneers, you won’t need any other cosmetic work done to your teeth. You may need to have individual veneers replaced as the years go by—but you’ll never need to worry about whitening or shifting teeth again.
Unlike some other cosmetic treatments, veneers are not reversible. What this means is that once you choose to get veneers you can’t go back to not having them. This is because the veneers must be permanently bonded to your teeth to ensure a long-lasting result. With proper care, your veneers may last up to two decades before they begin to show signs of failure. If any of your veneers ever need replacement, come back and see us and we’ll provide a new veneer for the affected tooth.
Your Smile Makeover Appointment
If you are curious about porcelain veneers, call Jack W. Haney DDS to arrange a cosmetic consultation. Before your appointment, take a look at your recent photos or take new pictures of your teeth. Try to identify the aspects you are not happy with, as this will help us design a new smile for you. If you have pictures of another person’s smile that you would like to emulate, bring those along too. Together, we will pick out the right size, shape, and hue for your veneers, to make sure you get a result that makes you want to smile!
Once you decide you want to go forward with the treatment, we will:
- Resurface the teeth, to ensure the veneers can bond with your enamel.
- Take a dental impression, to send to the lab that creates your veneers.
- Attach a set of temporary veneers to wear until your customized veneers are ready.
At your second appointment, we will make sure you are happy with the result before permanently attaching the veneers. If you do not like the way they look, we will correct the issues beforehand.
Just think: in just two office visits, you could have a fully transformed smile! Call us at 865-693-6886 to learn more about Knoxville dental veneers.