Porcelain Veneers (Traditional and Prepless)
Teeth that are chipped, worn, discolored, or slightly misaligned can all make a smile appear less than ideal. Porcelain dental veneers are an excellent option for fixing these and other imperfections that are noticeable in the front teeth. A dental veneer is a thin shell of porcelain that is bonded to the front of a tooth to change its appearance. Porcelain veneers are popular among our patients who visit Germantown Dental Group because they can be used to treat a variety of problems and are extremely natural-looking.
In addition to traditional porcelain veneers, we also offer DURAthin® prepless veneers, an improvement over LUMINEERS® prepless veneers. Our top cosmetic dentists feel the DURAthin® veneer allows a much more natural-looking result and can be used in a greater number of cases than were possible with LUMINEERS®. Our world class ceramist creates amazingly thin veneers not thought possible before, in order to prevent the bulky appearance sometimes seen with other prepless veneers. Visit our smile gallery to view some before-and-after images featuring patients who received traditional porcelain or prepless veneers.
Benefits of Porcelain Veneers
Porcelain veneers offer many benefits for patients who want to fix imperfections in their front teeth. They can be used to fix one tooth or several teeth. We can even place veneers on all of the front teeth for a complete smile makeover! The glassy composition of porcelain resists staining, and reflects light in a similar way as tooth enamel, so they look natural. The porcelain is color-matched to surrounding teeth so that they blend in. In fact, it is often difficult to tell the difference between a tooth with a porcelain veneer and one without.
The Placement of Porcelain Veneers
The process for porcelain veneers begins with an initial consultation at our Germantown office. During this first visit, one of our cosmetic dentists will discuss the procedure with you. You will also be able to decide how you want your enhanced smile to look. Please feel free to bring pictures of ideal smiles to your initial consultation. During the second appointment, your teeth will be prepared as needed to allow for a gorgeous new smile. Next, the dentist will take an impression of the area so that a veneer can be custom made to fit the tooth and enhance its beauty. In the final appointment, the veneer is bonded to the tooth. With proper care, porcelain veneers are extremely long-lasting.
DURAthin® Prepless Veneers
Have you been dreaming about a new smile, and you want brighter, larger, or more youthful-looking teeth? Are you concerned about traditional porcelain veneers, which require removing some enamel in order to improve your smile? If so, DURAthin® prepless veneers, similar to LUMINEERS® prepless veneers, may be the answer you’ve been looking for.
DURAthin® prepless veneers are so thin that they can be adhered directly to the front of the teeth without removing tooth enamel. This means that for some patients, we can design the smile they have always wanted without affecting some natural tooth structure.
Even better, if you ever want to have your DURAthin® veneers removed, your natural smile remains intact!
The Benefits of DURAthin® Prepless Porcelain Veneers
DURAthin® veneers are extremely thin shells of porcelain that are custom-made to be bonded directly to the front of the teeth without removing any tooth enamel. DURAthin® prepless porcelain veneers are changing cosmetic dentistry. These veneers are as thin as a contact lens, and are ideal for increasing the size of a tooth or enhancing a narrow arch width.
You may have seen smiles that look fake or unnatural. However, DURAthin® veneers can be used by an experienced dental professional to create a smile that looks natural and beautiful. The secret is in the process of artistically designing the shape of the veneers, in the layering of the porcelain, and in selecting techniques so that the result looks natural and not too thick or bulky.
In general, patients who have a narrow smile, or those who have had teeth extracted for orthodontic treatment are good candidates for DURAthin® veneers. We can also use these prepless porcelain veneers at our practice serving Memphis and Germantown, Tennessee for patients who want to “turn back the clock,” treating small or worn teeth, to give them a more youthful smile.
Offering prepless veneers is just another way we that we make dental care as conservative as possible. DURAthin® prepless veneers or LUMINEERS® can provide just the right enhancement in certain cases with little or no reduction of natural tooth structure. During your consultation, our cosmetic dentists can help you determine if they are right for you.
Porcelain veneers offer a natural-looking and long-lasting option for improving the appearance of teeth with a variety of imperfections. If you would like to learn more about DURAthin® prepless veneers or traditional porcelain veneers, contact Germantown Dental Group.