Natural, Spectacular Smiles
For the small imperfections in your smile, Drs. Steven Kail, Joseph Leonard, and Chris Arnold have perfected a top-of-the-line procedure to enhance your appearance. Porcelain veneers are extremely thin shells of composite material placed over the front of your teeth to correct chips, cracks, and gaps as well as to rejuvenate the natural sheen and color of your smile. The porcelain veneers that we place for our Bells, Jackson, and Milan patients have resulted in very high satisfaction and undeniably attractive smiles. Both veneers and Lumineers (no-prep versions of veneers) can add vitality and youthfulness to your appearance, boosting your confidence and giving you yet another reason to smile.
Premier Dental Center has been serving West Tennessee communities for over thirty years and our team has the depth of experience to ensure that your dental visit is comfortable and stress free. You can contact our Bells, Jackson, or Milan office to schedule a consultation. During your first visit, one of our dentists will thoroughly examine your mouth and teeth, and help you decide if porcelain veneers are the best treatment for you.
Understanding the Procedure
As with any dental procedure, your first visit will involve a meticulous examination by your doctor that is designed to determine the health of your teeth, gums, and mouth. This assessment will help you and the doctor decide which treatment you will be happiest with. If porcelain veneers are deemed your best option, during your next appointment, a very small layer of enamel will be removed from your tooth so as to make room for the veneer. A mold will be taken of your teeth and sent to a dental laboratory where your veneers will be made. Temporary veneers will be put in to maintain the aesthetics of your smile while you wait for the permanent ones to arrive.
Once your porcelain veneers have arrived at our Bells, Jackson, or Milan office, we will schedule your next appointment. This visit will involve prepping your teeth with a cleaning solution and applying the permanent bonding material. The area is exposed to a special light that dries and hardens the cement quickly and results in an incredibly strong bond. You may be asked to come in for a follow-up appointment so that we can check to make sure you are adapting well to your new smile.
Lumineers are no-prep enhancements similar to veneers that are placed directly on the top of existing teeth to cover the small imperfections in just a few visits. Your doctor will help you decide which option is best for you during your comprehensive consultation.
Tooth sensitivity may occur after the treatment is complete, especially to extreme temperature, but should diminish after about two weeks. Mouth guards can be provided for those patients who grind or clench their teeth at night to protect the veneers from excessive wear. Despite the amazing strength of porcelain veneers, chewing on unnaturally hard objects can cause them to chip or break, so avoiding ice, nut shells, pens, and finger nail biting is important. Brushing, flossing, and routine appointments are all essential to the maintenance of your porcelain veneers and such care will be carefully detailed by our staff. Though veneers can be replaced if worn or damaged, they cannot be permanently removed, due to the modification of the underlying teeth. Individuals should be mindful of this before deciding on treatment.
Learn More about Porcelain Veneers
We welcome you to look into the possibilities that porcelain veneers present. Bells, Jackson, Milan, and West Tennessee residents can all experience the joy of a beautiful healthy smile. Contact a Premier Dental Center office to take the first step toward a life-changing experience.