Porcelain veneers may be a solution for a brighter, healthier smile for patients who have cosmetic problems with their teeth. Veneers can fix a gap in the teeth, teeth that are crooked, chips and cracks, and some types of teeth staining.
Getting porcelain veneers from the Center for Family & Implant Dentistry is easy, and our skilled team will ensure you are comfortable throughout this pain-free procedure.
Covering Your Teeth With Porcelain Shells
Veneers are thin shells of porcelain placed on the front side of the teeth to change the way they look. If you want to be happier with your smile, you can discuss this option with Dr. MacConnell to find out if they are right for you. For some patients, other smile restoration options might be a better fit.
Some patients can get tooth whitening or dental bonding to fix their flaws. For others, veneers are a good option. When you consult with the dentist, he will let you know if this cosmetic treatment is one that will fix your specific flaws.
What’s It Like to Get Porcelain Veneers?
Dr. MacConnell will conduct an oral exam to ensure that there is no gum disease, tooth decay, or infection. He can then recommend veneers or tell you about another treatment type that could work better for you.
In some cases, it may be necessary to get a restorative treatment before getting veneers. The health of your teeth and gums is at the forefront of your care. You might need to have an infection stopped or a tooth filled in before getting to this cosmetic procedure.
The first step in getting veneers is for the dentist is to remove a thin layer of the enamel of the teeth being treated. This will allow the room needed to put on the veneers. Next, our team will take images of your teeth so that the veneers can be made to fit precisely. Then, the veneers are crafted from high-quality material that will then be bonded to the front of your teeth.
Once your veneers are in place, they will look just like natural teeth. Unless you tell people that you have them, there is no way for anyone to know the difference.
Caring for Your Veneers
After your procedure, Dr. MacConnell will give you specific directions for taking the best care of your new veneers. You can also ask any questions about keeping them in great condition. They aren’t a permanent treatment, but if you care for them properly, they can last 10 years or more if you care for them properly.
Continue brushing and flossing as you normally would to keep your teeth safe from decay and keep your semi-annual dental exams. Don’t open things with your teeth, and stay clear of drinking staining dark drinks like red wine and coffee. Veneers can be stained just like natural teeth.
Veneers From Our Skilled Team in Bluff City and Kingsport
If you think veneers might be what you need to be happier with your teeth, call us at the Center for Family & Implant Dentistry to make an appointment. Dr. MacConnell will always recommend the best smile restoration treatments for your unique situation.