Versatile Porcelain Veneers

People who have chipped, cracked, or severely stained teeth might consider a complete overhaul in regard to the look of their smile. Also known as the “instant smile makeover,” porcelain veneers are a relatively simple and non-invasive way to restore someone’s confidence in the way their teeth look. With the use of…

People who have chipped, cracked, or severely stained teeth might consider a complete overhaul in regard to the look of their smile. Also known as the “instant smile makeover,” porcelain veneers are a relatively simple and non-invasive way to restore someone’s confidence in the way their teeth look. With the use of laser technology and solid relationships with skilled ceramists, Knoxville dentist, Dr. Jim Erpenbach, can provide you with attractive and functional porcelain veneers in no time at all.

Starting the Porcelain Veneer Procedure

Don’t feel overwhelmed about the idea of getting porcelain veneers. The whole process is surprisingly simple for such an effective cosmetic makeover. A thorough examination by Dr. Erpenbach will start your consultation for porcelain veneers.  Digital x-rays to ensure that your tooth enamel has the strength to support your new veneers will determine whether or not the procedure is a go. Once an experienced cosmetic dentist like Dr. Erpenbach feels confident in the health of your tooth enamel, the complete procedure is scheduled. Preparation may included subjecting the surfaces of your teeth  to a very small amount of enamel removal. This will allow the porcelain veneers to rest naturally on your teeth, right along the gumline. Be leery of any dentist who wants to skip the step of enamel preparation. Without it, your new smile might look bulky or “horse-like.”

On Your Way to A New Smile

Impressions of your teeth are taken during that first appointment, and then sent to a lab. There, your custom-fitted veneers are skillfully fabricated. Once they have been sent back from the lab, Dr. Erpenbach will ensure that your new porcelain veneers fit your mouth perfectly. The wafer-thin porcelain is adjusted before they are permanently affixed to your teeth. Generally, the whole process takes just two appointments. Not bad for a brand new, strong and beautiful smile.

Porcelain Veneers from Knoxville Dentist

If you are unhappy with the appearance of your teeth, Knoxville cosmetic dentist, Dr. Jim Erpenbach has solutions for making your smile whiter, straighter, and more appealing. For more information contact our 37919 dentist office at 865-329-7815.