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Do you wish that your smile looked better? Having a veneer installed by an expert cosmetic dentist at Tusculum Dental Care can be a great way to improve the appearance of your smile. Able to be placed on a single tooth or across multiple teeth, a veneer simultaneously can correct teeth that are cracked, chipped, misshapen, strained or have an unwanted gap between them.

Read on to see how your Greeneville cosmetic dentists at Tusculum Dental Care can install veneers to produce great-looking smiles!

Before Your Veneer Procedure

Prior to the installation of a veneer, or before undergoing any type of cosmetic dental treatment, you should identify the specific aesthetic issues you are looking to correct. Through a thorough assessment, we will help you decide how many veneers you need. For example, correcting the appearance of a tooth that is chipped, cracked, or gapped, usually requires just one or two veneers. On the other hand, if you have teeth that are crooked, short, stained, or discolored, then treatment may entail receiving a full set of veneers to cover all the visible surfaces of your teeth.

If you are having just a couple of veneers installed, we recommend having your teeth whitened before receiving the veneers so that the porcelain can be matched to the whitest shade possible of your natural teeth.

Porcelain Veneers

Receiving a porcelain veneer requires removing a small amount of your existing tooth structure so that the veneer can bond to a smooth surface. Attaching flush against the tooth also prevents any gaps or pockets where bacteria may accumulate and result in tooth decay. In many cases, the amount of tooth structure is minute—less than the width of a single strand of hair. More tooth structure may need to be removed in cases where a veneer is being used to treat crooked or twisted teeth. We can administer local anesthesia to manage any discomfort you may experience during the procedure. Next, we take digital impressions of the tooth or teeth being treated, which are used to craft your veneers. A temporary restoration is installed and, at a subsequent appointment, the permanent veneer is installed.

DuraThin Veneers

DuraThin veneers represent the latest advances in cosmetic dentistry. These veneers are made of the same beautiful, high-quality dental porcelain, but they are extremely thin—similar in thickness to a contact lens. DuraThin veneers usually can be installed without having to remove any of the existing tooth structure, which means you can receive a whole new smile in a single visit to our office.

After Your Veneer Procedure

Caring for your veneers is easy, simply brush and floss daily, and remember to continue visiting your Greeneville family dentist for routine checkups and dental cleanings. Good oral hygiene is important for the longevity of your veneers, as well as refraining from chewing on ice, or objects such as pens and pencils. Also, avoid using your teeth to tear open packages.

Veneers in Greeneville

To learn more about veneers or any of the other cosmetic dental treatments available at Tusculum Dental Care, call our office at (423) 639-7575 to schedule a consultation today.

Tusculum Dental Care offers the finest level of dental services to patients in the areas of Greeneville, Jonesborough, and Erwin, Tennessee.