Most everyone knows a little bit about cosmetic dentistry, those tricks and treatments dentists can apply to make your teeth look better and brighter. Whitening treatments are the best known, but few people know the full extent of the transformative magic that can happen in the dental chair. If you’ve ever wondered how movie stars and Olympic figure skaters get such perfect teeth, we’ll spill their secret: dental veneers.
Are you ready for a brand-new smile? Call 865-693-6886 to learn about Knoxville dental veneers with Dr. Jack Haney.
Teeth are naturally rife with irregularities in shape, texture, and color. That’s just nature. Even perfectly healthy teeth may start to look haggard and worn as you age. Enamel becomes more brittle and small cracks and translucent patches become more apparent. It’s normal for teeth to become slightly chipped or misaligned after years of hard use. The good news is that we don’t have to live with these signs of wear on our teeth, not anymore.
We all love the look of a bright, even smile. With dental veneers, you can take everything you don’t like about your teeth and transform it into the perfect smile you’ve always admired in others.
What are Dental Veneers?
Dental veneers are extremely thin shells of dental porcelain that completely cover the front of each tooth. In some cases, they are only as thin as a contact lens. They are strong and durable, and look like natural tooth enamel. The veneers are permanently attached to the teeth that show when you smile, and they can last decades before needing replacement. Veneers give your teeth a brand-new surface, and can therefore correct gaps, size issues, and problems with the color and shape of each tooth. They can even make crooked or crowded teeth appear straighter.
Many patients who though their crooked teeth required orthodontics have found that they can get an evenly balanced smile with veneers. Rather than spending two years in braces, they are able to “straighten” their smile in just a few weeks!
The best feature of veneers is that they can be crafted to fit your aesthetic preferences, giving you the opportunity to design your dream smile. At Jack W. Haney, DDS, we always encourage our patients to bring visual aids to a dental veneers consultation, as this can help you communicate your smile goals to Dr. Haney.
A Flexible Solution
Another great benefit of dental veneers is how versatile they are. If you love your natural smile, but have one tooth with an intrinsic stain that doesn’t respond to whitening, a single veneer can correct the problem. Sometimes a patient will have just two incisors that are much smaller than the rest of their teeth; in this case, it may take just a pair of veneers to create a perfectly balanced smile. Whether you decide to go with a conservative approach or a full set of veneers, Dr. Haney can accommodate your goals.
How Does It Work?
During a dental veneers consultation, Dr. Haney will examine your teeth to make sure you have no pre-existing issues that need to be resolved before veneers can be considered. If your teeth and gums are in a good state of health, you can share your smile goals with the dentist, and he will explain the most conservative way to achieve the smile you seek.
Together, you will choose the shape, spacing, size and color of the veneers. Once you are certain you want to go forward with the treatment, Dr. Haney will treat the teeth and create a dental impression for the dental fabrication laboratory. This involves removing a very small amount of tooth enamel to make sure the veneers can bond permanently with each tooth. Before you leave the office, you will be given a temporary set of veneers to wear while the permanent set is being customized in the dental lab.
When your permanent veneers arrive, we will call you in for an appointment to have them bonded to your teeth. When you walk out, you won’t be able to stop smiling! Call our dental office today at 865-693-6886 to schedule a consultation for dental veneers.