You admire beautiful smiles, and you wish you had one. No, gum disease and cavities are not problems for you, but uneven tooth size and a cracked incisor ruin your looks. Let Dr. Joshua Stevens at Franklin Dental help you with dental veneers. In his Franklin, IN, office Dr. Stevens uses stunning porcelain veneers and other cosmetic dentistry treatments to improve smile aesthetics and help people feel confident.
What are porcelain veneers?
Composed of lifelike and translucent porcelain, ultra-thin veneers reshape and disguise the front of teeth with obvious cosmetic flaws such as:
- Narrow gaps
- Odd size and shape
- Uneven length
- Deep stains from tobacco, foods and more
The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry says that dental veneers are very realistic and durable, too, because each veneer is made up of layers, bonded to each other and then permanently cemented to a surface-prepared tooth. Dr. Stevens removes 1/2 millimeter of enamel from the front of each tooth.
Enamel reduction allows the veneers to fit comfortably in the mouth and to bite correctly. Don't worry, though. The amount of enamel removed is small, especially compared to how much a tooth is reduced and reshaped to receive a porcelain crown.
Do you qualify?
If your teeth and gums are healthy, you probably do qualify for porcelain veneers. Dr. Stevens will look at your teeth carefully and take digital X-rays, photos and oral impressions. This information goes to a dental lab for veneer fabrication. You'll wear temporary veneers as you wait for the permanent ones.
Additionally, patients who brush and floss carefully, get their six-month cleanings and check-ups at Franklin Dental and who avoid hard foods (peanut brittle, for instance), do well with porcelain veneers. These enhancements can last ten years or even longer with disciplined care.
Your new smile starts now
Porcelain veneers are only one of many cosmetic dental treatments available to you at Franklin Dental. Please contact Dr. Stevens to learn more: (317) 868-2672. You can have a beautiful smile just like the ones you have always admired.