Porcelain Veneers Clarksville
Seemingly minor cosmetic flaws can actually have a large impact on the appearance of your smile. Chips, cracks, gaps between teeth, slight malocclusion, misshapen teeth, and discoloration can all detract from an otherwise healthy and beautiful smile. There are a number of treatment options that can be utilized to correct these flaws, but one of the most popular - and effective - is porcelain veneers.
At our Clarksville dental practice, we work with a state-of-the-art dental laboratory to design and fabricate beautiful veneers for our patients. These prosthetics - wafer-thin shells that are bonded to the outer surfaces of the front teeth - can mask cosmetic imperfections and restore your smile's youthful luster. If you are interested in learning more about porcelain veneers, we encourage you to contact Clarksville Smiles today.
Placing Porcelain Veneers
We take a conservative approach to porcelain veneers at our Clarksville dental practice. The quality of a veneer is extremely important, as is the quality of the actual placement; by approaching the design, fabrication, and placement of porcelain veneers with due diligence, we can ensure better results for our patients. Veneers should look like your natural teeth and blend in with your smile seamlessly while providing years of benefits, and this can only be achieved through careful attention to detail and a commitment to excellence. With decades of experience in the field of dental veneers and the resources of a state-of-the-art dental lab at his disposal, you can rest assured that Dr. Richard Ribeiro can satisfy your needs and wishes.
To begin the procedure, the teeth will be thoroughly examined and cleaned. Once you and Dr. Ribeiro have a shared understanding of both your goals and how the procedure will proceed, the treatment process will begin. To provide space for the porcelain veneers to and to ensure a suitable bonding surface, the top layer of enamel will be removed from the affected teeth. This process is conducting using local anesthesia, and if necessary, sedation dentistry. Once the teeth have been prepared accordingly, a physical mold will be taken of the teeth. From this mold, your dental veneers will be designed and fabricated. In the interim, temporary veneers will be secured to your teeth to act as placeholders.
Once your permanent porcelain veneers have been crafted, you will return to our Clarksville dental practice for your second appointment. At this time, your temporary veneers will be removed and replaced with your permanent veneers. Fit and finish will be checked for accuracy and your veneers will be positioned in place. The prosthetics will be bonded to the surfaces of the affected teeth with dental cement, and will settle in mere minutes. Excess cement will be removed, the veneers will be cleaned, and you'll leave our office with a beautiful, uniform, natural, and healthy-looking smile.
Ideal Candidates for Porcelain Veneers
Nearly anyone can benefit from porcelain veneers. That being said, there are some common traits that make some individuals better suited for the treatment than others. If any of the below describe you, then you may want to consider porcelain veneers:
- Have healthy gums and teeth
- Want to improve the appearance of your smile
- Want to correct or mask minor cosmetic imperfections, including chips, cracks, gaps, and slight malocclusion
- Are willing to maintain your dental prosthetics
- Understand that the process for placing porcelain veneers is irreversible
- Have weighed your alternative options and considered both risks and benefits
Porcelain veneers are right for nearly everyone, but we still want our patients to make informed decisions regarding their oral health and appearance. If you suffer from severe malocclusion or tooth decay, for example, porcelain veneers are not a suitable treatment. In such cases, general dentistry treatment options such as orthodontics or dental crowns are better suited to your needs. But if you enjoy sound oral health and are looking to rejuvenate your smile, then veneers are for you.
Reap the Benefits - Enjoy an All-new Smile
Everyone reacts differently to his or her new smile, but most patients enjoy boosts in confidence and self-esteem, and find that they're more willing to smile and socialize with friends, family, and co-workers. Your smile plays a significant role in your appearance and can leave a lasting impression on the people that you meet. If you're embarrassed to smile and choose to hide it, you're doing yourself a disservice. Revitalize your smile and improve your quality of life.
Learn More about Porcelain Veneers
We encourage you to contact our dental office today to arrange a consultation with Dr. Ribeiro. He has more than 10 years of experience designing and placing porcelain veneers, and he works with a state-of-the-art laboratory for unparalleled results. If you're under the impression that you need to travel to Nashville to have your dental needs met, Dr. Ribeiro would love to change your mind. At our Clarksville dental practice, we design and place porcelain veneers of the highest standard.
“Dr. Ribeiro has been my dentist for many years, and he has always provided exceptional service. His staff is very professional and courteous. They always go out of their way to ensure I have a pleasant experience.” Tina Reed