If you have an imperfect but overall healthy smile, natural-looking porcelain veneers may be the answer you have been seeking for a renewed and reinvigorated smile. Dr. Gloria Serrano and the team at South Knox Dental in Knoxville, TN, invite you in for a visit!
Porcelain veneers provide concealment and protection to minor cosmetic issues visible when an individual smiles or talks. When you visit Dr. Serrano for your dental consultation, she will be able to determine if you are a likely candidate for veneers. Individuals who have relatively healthy teeth but suffer from cracks, chips, discoloration, or slight gaps between teeth may be considered good candidates for porcelain veneers.
For individuals who have fragile or unhealthy teeth, a porcelain crown may be recommended instead, as a crown can protect the entire tooth and not just the front of the tooth. Whatever is decided, Dr. Serrano will have your best interests at heart when determining the correct course for restoring your smile.
Enamel is precious. Once it wears away, it never comes back. It is gone for good. This makes it a fortunate circumstance that only a very thin layer needs to be removed before applying a veneer. Some situations even allow it to be a ‘No Prep’ veneer. Because porcelain veneers are simply bonded to the front of a tooth, only a very thin layer needs to be removed from the front. This is a much smaller amount than a dental bridge or crown (which engulfs an entire tooth) requires.
The entire process of receiving veneers can take just 2 visits at South Knox Dental. During the first visit, a thin layer of enamel will be removed so that the veneers which are being constructed will not appear large and bulky. Temporary veneers will be put into place while the permanent ones are being created to match your surrounding teeth’ shape, size, and color. Once you return and the veneers are ready, they will be bonded to the front of your teeth. It is a straightforward and pain-free process for patients. You will have renewed confidence in your smile and will love to show it off.
To learn more about the benefits offered by porcelain veneers and to see if you are a candidate for such a procedure, please schedule a consultation with Dr. Gloria Serrano at South Knox Dental today by calling (865) 302-3848.