Get the 411 on Veneers

411 on veneers

411 on veneersServing patients of Erwin, Jonesborough, and Greeneville, TN

Are you embarrassed by your smile? Is there something you wish you could change about your smile that would make you feel more self-confident? Veneers are a common cosmetic dental treatment that can hide various imperfections in your teeth all at once.

  • Got a chipped tooth?
  • Got a gap between your teeth?
  • Got crooked teeth but don’t want braces?
  • Got stained teeth and tired of dealing with whitening treatments? 

These are all common complaints of people seeking something revolutionary to change their smile. Your Greeneville cosmetic dentist at Tusculum Dental Care has some answers to commonly asked questions about veneers that may help you decide if this treatment is right for you.

What exactly are veneers?

Veneers are made from porcelain and are handcrafted from impressions of your teeth. Permanently bonded to your teeth, these ultra-thin facades fit over the front surface of your teeth to give you an overall perfect-looking smile. Since the porcelain has the same light reflecting qualities as dental enamel, the results will look completely natural. Plus, the porcelain can be chosen in a variety of shades, depending on your smile needs.

Can I still get cavities?

Keep in mind that just because veneers cover a portion of each tooth, you could still be at risk for tooth decay or cavities. Oral hygiene efforts of brushing twice a day and flossing daily, as well as visiting your Greeneville family dentist at Tusculum Dental Care are still recommended to help prolong the results of your veneers, as well as maintain an optimal level of oral health. Plus, veneers are not placed on your back teeth. Therefore, you maintain the same level of risk for cavities in these teeth, with or without veneers in the front of your mouth.

How long do veneers last?

Veneers are known to last upwards of 10 years or more. However, the longevity of your cosmetic treatment will be dependent on how well you take care of your teeth. As mentioned, good oral hygiene is important, but also visit the dentist for routine checkups and cleanings. It is best not to use your teeth to tear open packages, or to bite your fingernails, pens, or pencils. These actions could result in breaking your veneers or even damage your teeth.

What will my veneers look like?

Veneers are made using dental porcelain that looks just like natural dental enamel. This means that your veneers will look completely natural, and can be chosen in the shade that best fits for your cosmetic needs.

Will my veneers stain?

A benefit of veneers is that they do not stain. Go ahead and enjoy coffee, wine, marinara, and berries without worrying that your teeth will stain. However, any teeth that are not treated with veneers are still subject to changing in shade or becoming dingy. We can also provide you with a professional whitening treatment to enhance your overall results.

How much are veneers?

This will depend on how many veneers you get, as well as if any other treatments are needed along with your smile makeover. Some dental insurance benefits may cover a portion of your veneers. However, you may still be responsible for any uncovered portion of your bill. To explore payment options, please contact our office of Tusculum Dental Care.

Veneers in Greeneville

To learn more about veneers or any of the other cosmetic dental procedures that we offer, please call Tusculum Dental Care at (423) 639-7575 to schedule a consultation.

Tusculum Dental Care is proud to provide total oral health care for patients in the areas of Greeneville, Jonesborough, and Erwin, Tennessee.