Transform Your Smile with Dental Veneers from Nashville Smile Team
If you’re interested in obtaining a “Hollywood smile” in Nashville, dental veneers are one of the popular ways to achieve this. At Nashville Smile Team, we offer dental veneers as well as Lumineers (no prep veneers). Dr. Rushing and The Nashville Smile Team have great reputations for transforming smiles and would be happy to meet with you for a no obligation consultation to discuss this popular cosmetic dentistry procedure. Many patients ask us to review this option with them as an alternative when teeth whitening doesn’t do what they’d hoped or when they want a way to straighten the look of their smile without braces.
Lumineers vs. Veneers
Veneers and Lumineers have the same outcome but the difference is that Lumineers are considered ‘prepless’ veneers, meaning that they are not permanent and the tooth structure doesn’t need to be altered in order for the veneer to be bonded to the tooth. Dental veneers involve a small amount of the enamel on the tooth being removed before the veneer is bonded to the tooth. For this reason, this is considered a permanent procedure. But as with most dental restorations, veneers may someday need replacement. They are very durable and will last many years, giving you a beautiful long lasting smile. Advances in dental materials enable a more conservative tooth preparation that veneers from 20 years ago. Conserving enamel resulting in a thin veneer without compromising aesthetics.
Reasons for porcelain veneers:
- Cosmetically, to create a uniform, white, beautiful smile.
- Crooked teeth.
- Misshapen teeth.
- Severely discolored or stained teeth.
- Teeth that are too small or large.
- Unwanted or uneven spaces.
- Worn or chipped teeth.
About the Dental Veneers Procedure
Getting veneers usually requires two visits to complete the process. A traditional approach requires the removal of enamel to allow for the appropriate thickness of the veneer. New techniques utilize stronger porcelain that results in a thinner veneer. The use of thin veneers requires little or no anesthesia and minimal drilling. The teeth are prepared by lightly buffing and shaping the surface to allow for the thickness of the veneer. A mold or impression of the teeth is taken and a shade (color) will then be chosen by you and the dentist. Speak with Dr. Rushing to determine which procedure would be right for you.
On the second visit the teeth will be cleansed with special solutions to achieve a durable bond. Bonding cement is then placed between the tooth and veneer and a special light beam is used to harden and set the bond.
You will receive care instructions for veneers. Proper brushing, flossing and regular dental visits will aid in the life of your new veneers.
Book a Dental Veneers Consultation with Nashville Smile Team
We would be happy to help you review dental veneers and alternatives at Nashville Smile Team. We offer personalized and gentle dentistry with gorgeous outcomes. We can help with a number of general and cosmetic dentistry areas and Dr. Rushing would be pleased to meet with you to help you explore ways you can feel more confident about your smile. Please call (615) 455-8775. We look forward to helping you achieve the smile of your dreams.