Veneers can achieve dramatic results, improving multiple aesthetic concerns in at little as two appointments.
Randall P. Prince, DDS, FAGD, wants all of his patients to enjoy beautiful smiles that they are proud to share. Though minor cosmetic imperfections will not affect your oral health, they can greatly impact your self-esteem. In these cases, porcelain veneers from our Dyersburg, TN, office can be a great solution. These thin, custom-crafted restorations can conceal chipped, stained, or gapped teeth with only one treatment. Dr. Prince strives to make this treatment affordable for everyone, which is why he accepts CareCredit® and offers in-house financing to help his patients with out-of-pocket expenses.
Transform Your Look with Beautiful, Custom-Crafted Porcelain Veneers
Next, Dr. Prince will take impressions so our lab can create your customized veneers. The technicians use porcelain in a wide variety of shades, so they can easily find one that matches your smile. It will usually take several weeks to complete the fabrication process. To prevent sensitivity during this time, Dr. Prince will usually affix temporary veneers.
To begin, Dr. Prince will assess your goals, as well as the shape and color of your teeth. That way, he can carefully plan your treatment and explain what you can expect. Then he will reshape the treated teeth, removing enamel from the front surfaces. The amount removed will be minimal, but it will make room for the porcelain and ensure a stronger bond.
The Veneers Treatment Process
Once the final veneers are finished, Dr. Prince will check their fit and appearance. Following any necessary adjustments, he will use a mild etching solution to roughen the surface of your teeth and provide a greater surface area. Lastly, Dr. Prince will securely attach the restorations using a specialized dental cement. Once your veneers are in place, they can be cared for just like your natural teeth.
If you have generally strong and healthy teeth, but you want to enhance the look of your smile, veneers may be right for you. In particular, this cosmetic treatment can be a good way to conceal:
Small chips on the front or edges of your teeth
Hairline cracks that have not weakened your teeth
Small gaps between the teeth
Misalignment that is not severe enough for orthodontic care
Dental stains that do not respond to teeth whitening
Disproportionately small or unusually shaped teeth
As a candidate for veneers, it is important that you have enough dental enamel. Pronounced erosion or substantial decay may disqualify you, since you will not have enough tissue to undergo the preparatory process. In these cases, Dr. Prince may recommend dental bonding, since it does not necessitate reshaping your teeth.
Are You a Good Candidate for Veneers?
Although you have several treatment options to enhance your appearance, there are a number of reasons to consider porcelain veneers:
Versatility: Veneers can mask multiple aesthetic issues at once.
Immediate Results: You will leave your second appointment with a beautiful, natural-looking smile.
Easy to Care For: When you practice good oral hygiene and avoid unhealthy habits, like biting your nails, veneers can last for years.
Thanks to these benefits, veneers can greatly increase your self-confidence, affecting your professional life, personal interactions, and overall sense of well-being.
The Benefits of Porcelain Veneers
You can learn more about the benefits of porcelain veneers and find out if you are a candidate for the procedure during a consultation. Contact us using our online form or reach us by phone at (731) 286-1583.
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