Dental veneers are a safe and effective way to improve the appearance of your teeth with minimal tooth removal. At Miller Family Dentistry, we customize your veneers to create a natural, consistent look, hiding your stained or worn-down teeth. Keep reading to learn more about this cosmetic dentistry treatment and how it can give you a more attractive smile in Nashville, Tennessee.

What Are Dental Veneers?

Veneers are thin pieces of porcelain that are bonded to the front of a tooth to improve the color and shape. They are tailored to fit your mouth and help make your smile consistent, so you can have more confidence every time you open your mouth.

What do cosmetic veneers treat?

Dental veneers are used for esthetic purposes. They can cover up teeth that are:

  • stained or discolored
  • worn down
  • slightly chipped or broken
  • misshapen
  • gapped

Who is a candidate for dental veneers?

You may be a good candidate for dental veneers if you desire a more attractive smile and your teeth require little or no restoration. Your teeth might be stained, discolored, misshapen, or slightly chipped, but they should be in overall good health before you get the veneer treatment.

What Is the Dental Veneer Process?

Your dentist will discuss your options and show different models of veneers, allowing you to get a preview of what your teeth might look like after the procedure. We usually schedule a second consultation, so you have time to consider your decision. When you decide to go with the veneer treatment, we schedule an appointment to prepare your teeth.

Preparing your teeth involves reshaping your teeth, making an impression of your teeth, and creating a temporary veneer construction. We use digital scans and photos of your teeth to create an accurate impression. Then, we send the impression to a dental lab so that they can manufacture your unique dental veneers out of high-quality porcelain material. There may be some situations where we create a veneer in one appointment using white composite material. While these one-day veneers are quite nice and beneficial, they are not as durable and aesthetically-pleasing as the porcelain veneers from the lab.

Once the veneers return from the lab, we can bond them to your teeth. We usually have you come in one week later to check the appearance of the veneers and your bite. Our goal is to give you a completely natural look that is strong and comfortable.

How Long Do Porcelain Veneers Last?

Porcelain veneers are durable, so you can chew and talk comfortably. Their lifespan depends on how well you protect them and the overall quality of your home dental care. Protect your veneers by not biting down on hard foods or objects. Keep brushing and flossing regularly, and have regular dental checkups. Your veneers could last 10 to 30 years.

How Much Do Veneers Cost?

Most porcelain veneers cost between $900 and $2,500. We will discuss specific prices when you come in for your consultation. Veneers are a cosmetic dental procedure, which means dental insurance policies will not cover the costs.

Schedule Your Porcelain Veneer Consultation Now!

Miller Family Dentistry in Nashville, Tennessee, provides excellent dental care for all dental needs. We are passionate about helping you feel more confident about your smile. Using the latest technology, we can provide great results for years. Schedule your consultation today and learn more about customized dental veneers and how they can enhance your smile.

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