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All About Porcelain Veneers

November 23, 2022
Posted By: Dr. Corey Hill

Porcelain veneers can instantly upgrade your smile by altering the shape, size, and color of your teeth. Countless celebrities can attribute their picture-perfect pearly whites to porcelain veneers. Seymour Dental Associates provides patients with high-quality cosmetic dentistry, including porcelain veneers in Seymour, TN. If you’re ready to improve your smile’s look and enhance your natural appeal, give us a call today about porcelain veneers and our other cosmetic treatments. 

What Are Porcelain Veneers and What Can They Fix?

Porcelain veneers are thin shells of porcelain placed on the front surfaces of the teeth. Your cosmetic dentist customizes your veneers to fit your smile seamlessly and looks natural. Dr. Haley and Dr. Corey can design your veneers to complement your facial structure, skin tone, and overall appearance. We will ensure your new smile looks and feels exactly how you want. 

Porcelain veneers can fix numerous aesthetic concerns, such as:

  • Chips, cracks, and breaks 
  • Mild misalignments or slightly crooked teeth 
  • Severe discoloration and staining 
  • Misshapen teeth 
  • Teeth of irregular sizes 
  • Small gaps or uneven spacing between teeth 
  • Worn teeth 
  • An uneven gumline or “gummy” smile 

Veneers can last 10–15 years if you practice good oral hygiene and healthy habits. 

The Porcelain Veneer Process 

The process of porcelain veneers is straightforward and painless. 

1. Diagnosis and Treatment Planning 

Our helpful team is here to support you on your journey toward a healthier, more attractive smile. However, we encourage our patients to play an active role in planning your smile. Together, we’ll determine the proper shape, size, and shade of your veneers, so they look and feel natural and beautiful. 

2. Preparation and Design 

We use advanced dental technology to take an impression of your teeth and send it to our dental lab partners. The dentist reshapes the tooth’s surface to ensure the veneer fits and adheres to the tooth. While at the dental lab, a specialist crafts your veneers to our precise specifications. The veneers should be ready to place in a week or two. In the meantime, we will provide you with temporary dental veneers until your final veneers are ready. 

3. Veneer Placement 

First, we place the veneer on your teeth to check the color and fit. At this point, the veneer’s color is still adjustable. Next, we clean, polish, and etch the tooth to allow for a strong bonding process. The dentist then applies a special cement to the veneer and affixes it to your tooth. Once it’s correctly positioned, we use a special light to harden the cement and secure the veneer. Finally, we remove any excess adhesive, check your bite, and make any final adjustments. Our dental team may ask you to return for a follow-up appointment to check the veneers’ placement and check your gums. 

Caring for Your Porcelain Dental Veneers 

Veneers are an excellent treatment option for instantly improving your smile. With proper at-home care and regularly scheduled checkups, your veneers are sure to remain in great shape for many years. We recommend brushing twice daily with non-abrasive toothpaste and flossing at least once daily. 

If you grind and clench your teeth, please let us know. We can provide you with a soft, comfortable, and durable mouthguard to minimize the stress on your teeth. This also prevents dental damage and wear. 

It’s normal to experience some sensitivity to cold or hot foods and drinks after your veneer placement. However, this discomfort should subside in a few weeks. If you have prolonged or severe pain or discomfort, please call us as soon as possible.  

The Benefits of Porcelain Veneers 

Porcelain veneers have several advantages:

  • They look like natural teeth. Porcelain has light-reflecting qualities that mimic natural enamel. 
  • They don’t irritate the gums as much. 
  • They are resistant to stains, so you never have to worry about your new teeth becoming discolored. 
  • They can make dark teeth appear much brighter and whiter.  
  • They don’t require as much preparation and reshaping as crowns do. 
  • They are stronger and look better than crowns. 
  • They are versatile and can repair broken teeth. 
  • They improve the strength of natural teeth. 
  • They are low-maintenance. You simply brush and floss as usual and visit your dentist for routine checkups. 
  • They can boost your confidence and make you more willing to seek opportunities in your career and social life. 
  • They are a long-term investment, and many patients consider them well worth their time and money.
  • Unlike cosmetic dental treatments like teeth whitening, porcelain veneers don’t require repeated treatments to maintain exceptional results. 

Call Us About Porcelain Veneers in Seymour, TN 

Millions of people have dental restorations like veneers. At Seymour Dental Associates, our dental veneers can transform your smile and improve your self-confidence. When you love your smile, you’re more likely to show it off and let your true personality shine. Our experienced dental team would love to speak with you about your treatment options, including porcelain veneers. 

Are you looking for a “dentist near me” or a dentist in Seymour, TN? Our dentists are here to help you achieve your dream smile! Call us today to schedule your consultation with Dr. Haley or Dr. Corey.

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