Dentist in Knoxville describes the veneers process

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A common cosmetic treatment provided at Sequoyah Dental Arts is the placement of porcelain veneers. Dr. Pablo Foncea is a dentist in Knoxville who can offer patients high quality veneers to improve the aesthetics of their smiles. When patients are faced with imperfections, they may feel as though they have to live with them. Thanks to continued advances in cosmetic dentistry and the materials used for procedures, patients can now cover the front of their natural teeth with veneers to make a dramatic change.

Veneers are very thin restorations made from porcelain. They are fabricated to match the shape, size, and color of the existing teeth to look natural and blend in fabulously with the rest of the dental arch. They provide the confidence and artistry patients need to feel more confident with their smile.

The process of veneers begins with a consultation visit. In some instances, other solutions may be more desirable, such as composite bonding, orthodontics, or a simple teeth whitening procedure. However, when patients are not appropriate candidates for these treatments—or for those looking for faster, longer-lasting options—porcelain veneers may be the best solution.

Before and After Veneers

Once patients have determined that veneers are right for them, the teeth must be prepared. This may require the removal of a very small amount of the tooth enamel. Then, Dr. Pablo Foncea takes impressions of the teeth, which are sent to an outside ceramist for the fabrication of the veneers. Temporary veneers may be placed until the new ones come in to the dental office, which typically takes a week or two.

After the new veneers have arrived at Sequoyah Dental Arts, patients can then return to the dental practice for final placement. Dr. Pablo Foncea bonds the veneers to the teeth to rejuvenate the smile almost instantly. Patients leave his practice smiling with more confidence and self-esteem than ever before!

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