Natural teeth come in all shapes and sizes. Some people have naturally beautiful smiles, while others may have some things they wish they could change.
Society values a beautiful smile, and feeling good about the way you look can boost your confidence – both socially and professionally.
Since our teeth do a tough job for us every day, their appearance can actually change over the years. You might find that you look in the mirror one day and don’t like what you see. This is especially true for patients who have suffered from an accident or injury, or who have worn-down teeth due to a clenching and grinding habit called bruxism.
How Veneers Improve Your Smile
Porcelain veneers are thin, plastic covers that fit over the front of your natural tooth structure. They look remarkably natural and translucent, just like your natural teeth, making them one of the most popular choices when it comes to cosmetic dentistry.
Porcelain veneers are the crowning jewel of cosmetic dentistry because they can repair a number of cosmetic problems with one treatment, including:
- Shortened or worn teeth
- Stained or discolored teeth
- Oddly shaped teeth
- Mild misalignment
- Gaps between teeth
When Dr. Jeff Leech designs veneers for you, both function and beauty are priorities. He will discuss your goals for your smile and talk to you about the type of smile you admire. Additionally, he will fully evaluate your bite so your veneers fit well and feel comfortable.
Your Porcelain Veneer Treatment
Once Dr. Leech designs your new smile, he will prepare your teeth for your veneers by polishing a layer of enamel away to create space for your veneers as well as a tight bond. He will also choose a shade that looks attractive and natural, so that you can enjoy a bright, healthy appearance. Impressions, along with directions regarding the size, shape, and color of your veneers will go to our trusted dental lab where your veneers will be custom created just for you.
In the meantime, Dr. Leech will protect your teeth with temporary veneers until your permanent restorations are ready. Once the big day comes, Dr. Leech will permanently seal them to your natural tooth structure and make any final adjustments to ensure a great fit.
Long-Term Care of Your Veneers
Good oral hygiene, regular dental exams, and professional dental cleanings are still the best way to protect your natural teeth and your dentistry. For some patients who suffer from a nighttime teeth grinding habit, we may also recommend the use of a nightguard to protect your investment in your smile.
Contact Us for a Cosmetic Dentistry Consultation
If you are looking for a Murfreesboro cosmetic dentist, Dr. Leech is both experienced and passionate about helping patients gain greater confidence with a beautiful smile. He also works with patients to afford the cosmetic dentistry they want but always thought was out of reach.