How Natural Will My Porcelain Veneers Appear When Completed?
Improving a patient’s smile can be done in a variety of ways thanks to cosmetic dentistry. From a simple teeth bleaching procedure to a full smile makeover with porcelain veneers or cosmetic dentures, cosmetic dentistry encompasses various restorations and treatments that can be done to improve the way a patient’s smile appears. A concern that many talk to Dr. Foncea about are crooked teeth. Knoxville area patients can come to Sequoyah Dental Arts to address issues such as these with dental veneers.
Porcelain veneers are very thin shells of porcelain that Dr. Foncea bonds to the front of natural teeth. This may be done for a variety of reasons. Crooked teeth can be hidden by placing porcelain veneers over them. The color, shape, and overall appearance of a tooth can be addressed with porcelain veneers. In preparation for a veneer, Dr. Foncea will remove a slight amount of the tooth’s enamel, and then take an impression of the teeth. This impression is sent to an outside laboratory where the veneers are fabricated, and sent back to the dentist. They are then bonded over existing teeth during a follow-up appointment, allowing patients the ability to enjoy an improved smile in a seamless manner.
Dr. Foncea has many patients who ask how their veneers will look when they are completed. Many fear that their teeth may not look natural, and that porcelain veneers will give their smile a fake appearance. Fortunately, advances in cosmetic dentistry have developed techniques for improving the way these veneers appear. Porcelain is used because it is a strong material that closely mimics the translucent appearance and natural texture of teeth. It can be colored to match the patient’s existing teeth, and can improve a smile as no other cosmetic restoration can.
Dr. Foncea of Sequoyah Dental Arts offers dental veneers for patients who are dealing with stained teeth, short teeth, or crooked teeth. Knoxville patients can talk to Dr. Foncea about the improvement of their smile and the different ways that problem smiles can be addressed with the assistance of cosmetic dentistry.