Porcelain Veneers Nashville, TN

Tooth discoloration, crooked teeth, and tooth damage are common cosmetic dental problems. Even if these problems only affect one or several teeth, they can impact the entire look of your smile. Dental veneers can create straighter and brighter teeth without invasive treatment. Dr. Kevin Sivaneri and Dr. Ashley Whetsell offer porcelain veneers as a cosmetic dental treatment at 615 Smile Design Studio in Nashville, TN.

Veneers are thin porcelain shells that bond to the front of the tooth. Patients can receive one or more dental veneers to cover teeth that show when they smile. Our office works with master ceramicists to create custom-made veneers. Our porcelain veneers use high-quality, tooth-like materials that match your desired shade.

Porcelain Veneers in Nashville, TN

Am I a Candidate for Veneers?

Veneers can treat multiple cosmetic problems to create whiter and straighter teeth. Dental veneers can treat:

  • Chipped teeth
  • Broken teeth
  • Small teeth
  • Discolored teeth
  • Uneven or slightly crooked teeth
  • Small gaps between teeth
  • Worn-down teeth

Veneers can create a whiter and more balanced smile. They are best for patients who do not require orthodontic or restorative treatment but want to improve their smiles.

We do not recommend veneers for patients who clench or grind their teeth. Teeth clenching and grinding can damage veneers. In addition, we will not recommend veneers if patients have moderate to severe orthodontic problems. Veneers can cover slightly crooked teeth but cannot straighten teeth that require braces or Invisalign.

Dental veneers are beneficial for patients with tough tooth stains. Most tough tooth stains are intrinsic stains. These stains are typically caused by worn or damaged teeth that show dentin, the dark underlayer beneath the enamel. Although patients cannot whiten their dental veneers, they can brighten tooth stains by covering teeth with dental veneers.

How to Prepare for Veneers

Patients need a substantial amount of tooth enamel for veneer treatment. If patients do not have enough of their remaining natural teeth, we may recommend crowns.

Our office will also review the cost of veneers before treatment. The veneer cost will depend on how many veneers you require and the materials we use to create the veneers.

You will also want to determine what type of veneer is right for you. The most common veneers are made of composite or porcelain materials. Composite is less expensive than porcelain but does not last as long. While composite resin veneers can last up to eight years, porcelain veneers can last over ten years.

Porcelain veneers are also permanent. This is because we prepare teeth for veneers so they look and feel as natural as possible. Veneers are an excellent option for patients who want a lasting cosmetic treatment. Porcelain veneers can create a brighter, more even look because they are stain-resistant. Composite materials can easily stain.

While no-prep veneers are an option, these veneers are more likely to crack or chip over time. They are thinner than porcelain veneers. No-prep veneers are best for patients who do not want permanent treatment.

Porcelain Veneers in Nashville, TN

Our office will examine your smile and consider your cosmetic goals to determine if veneers are the best treatment for your needs. If we find that porcelain veneers are right for you, we will help you schedule a visit to receive your veneers.

To begin treatment, we prepare teeth to ensure that the veneers do not look or feel bulky. Then, we take digital teeth impressions and send them to a local dental laboratory. There, master ceramicists create custom veneers from high-quality porcelain materials. Ceramicists precisely cut and contour the veneers to the shape of your teeth.

While your final veneers are crafted in a lab, we will provide temporary veneers. Then, once the veneers are complete, you will return to our office to receive your final veneers. We will remove the temporary veneers and use a mild adhesive to check the shape, size, and shade of your veneers. Then, we make any final adjustments to ensure the veneers line up with your bite and feel comfortable. Finally, we place your permanent porcelain veneers.

Porcelain Veneers and Smile Makeovers

We provide smile makeovers at 615 Smile Design. Smile makeovers use multiple cosmetic dental treatments to treat problems like crooked, discolored, misshapen, and damaged teeth. Porcelain veneers are a part of the smile makeovers we offer in our Nashville, TN office. Although veneers can treat multiple cosmetic problems simultaneously, we can use veneers in addition to teeth whitening and bonding treatments.

Veneers add value to a smile makeover because they use high-quality, long-lasting materials. Our porcelain veneers are easy to maintain, stain-resistant, and strong. Because porcelain is a translucent material, it reflects light like natural teeth. Receiving veneers as a part of a smile makeover can help you increase your confidence in the appearance of your smile. 

How to Care for Porcelain Veneers

Because porcelain veneers are durable, you do not need to restrict your diet. You can eat crunchy and tough foods. However, avoid biting on extremely hard foods directly after you receive your veneers. Do not chew on objects like pen caps, ice, or pencils. You can potentially damage your veneers.

Additionally, avoid foods and drinks that stain teeth, like wine, coffee, tea, berries, and tomato sauces. While veneers are stain-resistant, it’s possible to stain the bonding material that keeps veneers in place. Brush and floss your teeth thoroughly every day to prevent staining or damage. Use a soft-bristled toothbrush and non-abrasive toothpaste, as some kinds of toothpaste can damage cosmetic restorations.

Scheduling regular dental appointments and brushing and flossing daily can keep your veneers intact. At regular dental visits, we will clean your teeth and gums. We can also fix any minor chips or cracks in the veneers. 

Get New Veneers Today

Are you interested in treatment with dental veneers? Contact our dental team at 615 Smile Design Studio today at (615) 637-2878. You can also schedule your next dental visit on our website. Please let us know if you have any questions about porcelain veneers in our Nashville, TN, office or your eligibility for treatment. We’re here to help you.