Can Knoxville residents use veneers to help with broken tooth repair?
Veneers are a common cosmetic restoration that can assist in improving patient smiles. They are made of porcelain and are bonded to a natural tooth to change the appearance. When this is done, the patient can improve one tooth—or several teeth—in a short period of time.
Veneers are used in several situations. Patients can use veneers to cover imperfections in the smile. They can be applied over mildly misaligned teeth, teeth that are permanently stained and discolored, broken teeth, or teeth that are unusually shaped. When patients want to have a complete smile makeover, several veneers can be used to transform the smile into the one of a patient’s dreams. One or more veneers can be used, and they are an effective, affordable alternative to other treatments.
Many patients use them for fractured tooth repair. When Knoxville patients have a chipped or cracked tooth, they have a few options. In some cases, patients utilize dental bonding, which is applied to the broken area, shaped to the tooth, and polished. It disguises the issue, but lasts only about five years with good care.
Veneers last much longer than dental bonding, and therefore are a more popular option. The porcelain material used to create veneers is extremely strong, and so it can provide strength and protection for the tooth as well.
The process of receiving porcelain veneers is relatively simple. Patient’s teeth are prepared for the veneers, which may require the removal of some enamel. Impressions are done and mailed to an outside laboratory to create the veneers. They are sent to Sequoyah Dental Arts, and Dr. Foncea will apply them on the teeth with special, strong bonding adhesive. They typically last over ten years with proper care.
Dr. Foncea offers porcelain veneers and other cosmetic treatments to assist in improving patient smiles. Call his practice today to learn about the advantages of veneers and other treatments for improving your smile! You may find that they are the perfect way to make a dramatic difference in the appearance of your smile–and your overall self-confidence!