When might a Knoxville dentist recommend veneers?
Cosmetic dentistry is becoming very popular for patients who are ready to make aesthetic changes to their miles. While plastic surgery helps patients address imperfections of their body, cosmetic dentistry does the same for improving smiles. A cosmetic dentist such as Dr. Foncea of Knoxville provides a number of solutions to most dental concerns, and speaks with individuals about ways to address problem teeth.
One method of disguising teeth is with porcelain veneers. They are a common restoration for patients who are unsatisfied with the appearance of one or more teeth. These thin pieces of porcelain are fabricated to match the existing teeth and improve the look of the smile. They are used in smile makeovers, as well as to make subtle changes to a tooth. They are bonded over the front of teeth after the removal of a very thin portion of enamel for a proper fit.
Porcelain veneers are considered in many instances, as they can cover broken, permanently stained, crooked, or unusually shaped teeth. Two or more veneers can be used to cover spaces between teeth.
Receiving veneers is simple. Once patients have had their consultation visit with Dr. Foncea of Sequoyah Dental Arts and determined that veneers are their best solution, they will visit the practice for the preparation of their teeth. Enamel is removed, and impressions are taken, which are sent to an outside laboratory. This facility creates the custom veneers to specific instructions provided by the dentist, including shape and color. Within a few weeks, the veneers are completed and patients come back to the dental office for the placement of the veneers.
Patients who are considering cosmetic restorations such as porcelain veneers are encouraged to schedule a visit with Dr. Foncea of Sequoyah Dental Arts to determine if they are the most beneficial form of treatment for an imperfect smile. His team is excited to help new and existing patients in learning about the wonderful benefits porcelain veneers can provide.