Porcelain Veneers in Nashville
In addition to music, there is probably just one other language that is understood universally. A smile, and here in Nashville both are important. Dr. Dickerson and his team want you to have a smile that makes you happy and that you’re proud to share with family and friends. However, if the condition of some of your teeth embarrasses you then you may not be willing to openly smile. In that case, why not consider porcelain veneers? Dr. Dickerson will be glad to design veneers that are complementary to your unique features, so your smile looks completely natural.
Porcelain Veneers from Your Nashville Dentist
First of all, what are porcelain veneers? Like any other kind of veneers, these are coverings intended to conceal what is underneath—in this case, your flawed teeth. Also called dental veneers or just veneers, porcelain veneers are usually made of high-quality dental porcelain, although some are fabricated out of composite resin materials. Each veneer is designed to correct the size, shape, color or position of a particular tooth. When combined, the individual veneers create a natural looking smile.
Building Better Smiles with Veneers
Let’s face it—teeth get a hard workout everyday. They allow you to enjoy a variety of foods, they play an important role in your ability to speak and they are front and center when you smile. As true multi-taskers, they are susceptible to wear and tear that may begin to make them unattractive.
Some of the dental flaws that porcelain veneers conceal include:
- Chipped, cracked and moderately broken teeth
- Teeth that are permanently stained or discolored
- Misshaped teeth or teeth that are noticeably smaller than others
- Teeth that have wide gaps between them
- Slightly crooked teeth
Correcting each one of these imperfections individually would require a number of different restorative or cosmetic dentistry treatments. With porcelain veneers, however, Dr. Dickerson can correct all of the problems in your smile in just two visits to our Nashville dental practice.
Porcelain Veneers Step-by-Step
The first appointment is when Dr. Dickerson will prepare your teeth for veneers. Each tooth will have a small amount of enamel filed away. This creates a surface that is more receptive to bonding and provides just enough room for the veneers to fit perfectly. At the conclusion of this visit, we’ll adhere a temporary set of veneers to your prepared teeth.
With x-rays, impressions and photographs that we supply, our cosmetic dental lab will handcraft your permanent veneers. At your second appointment, Dr. Dickerson will ensure that each one is perfect before bonding it to the corresponding tooth. With proper oral hygiene at home and regular dental checkups, your new smile with porcelain veneers can last 20 years or more.