What is the process of receiving porcelain veneers through Knoxville dentist?
Dr. Foncea, of Sequoyah Dental Arts in Knoxville, is committed to ensuring patients have a healthy and beautiful smile. In many cases, cosmetic treatments such as porcelain veneers can be used to address imperfections in natural teeth that are otherwise healthy. Veneers are used to cover:
- Permanently stained and discolored teeth
- Teeth that are misaligned or crooked
- Chips, cracks, and other breakage that needs to be disguised
- Unusually shaped teeth
Veneers play an important role in cosmetic dentistry. They are used to address a single tooth or several teeth within smile makeovers. These porcelain restorations are popular to use for fast and effective changes to the appearance of smiles.
The process of receiving veneers from start to finish can take approximately two weeks and require three appointments. During the first appointment, patients discuss with Dr. Foncea their dental concerns to see if they are a good candidate for porcelain veneers. There are alternatives that may be more affordable, such as bonding, and these are often suggested to patients as options in their restorative treatments.
Once a patient has decided that porcelain veneers are the best method to improve his or her smile, a preparation appointment is scheduled. This is when a small amount of enamel is removed from the tooth’s surface. An impression is taken of the tooth and is sent with specific instructions regarding color and appearance of the new veneer to an outside dental laboratory. This laboratory fabricates the new veneer and sends it to the dentist for placement. In the meantime, a temporary veneer is placed, if necessary.
The patient is notified when the veneer is finished and come in for a third appointment. At this time, the veneer is bonded in place and the entire process is complete.
Porcelain veneers are one option in a variety of available cosmetic treatments that can play a key part in improving patients’ smiles. If you have considered the benefits of veneers and you are ready for your initial examination and treatment planning session, contact Dr. Foncea today to schedule an appointment and find out if you are a candidate for porcelain veneers!