Porcelain veneers can straighten, whiten, lengthen or widen teeth, which is why they are one of the more exciting cosmetic dentistry treatments we offer at the Center for Advanced Dentistry in Nashville.
If you are in Nashville and want to explore the benefits of porcelain veneers with an experienced, compassionate cosmetic dentist who also happens to be one of the few in the state who specializes in neuromuscular dentistry, please contact the Center for Advanced Dentistry online for an appointment with Dr. Forbes or call our practice directly at (615) 383-6787.
Custom Made For You
At the Center for Advanced Dentistry in Nashville, Dr. Forbes can talk frankly with you about how porcelain veneers create an almost instant aesthetic improvement, and how such dramatic results go a long way toward improving your quality of life.
Porcelain veneers are a strong, reliable smile treatment with a proven track record. The types of veneers we offer include:
- MAC Veneers
- Da Vinci
Having all these options lets us select just the right veneers for your smile and your goals. If you want, we can show you examples of all these veneers so that you can help us make this important decision.
How Does a Porcelain Veneer Work?
Porcelain veneers are thin, customized shells that permanently adhere to your teeth. They can be bonded to just one or two teeth to address particular issues, or they can be applied to six, ten, twelve teeth, or more to produce an attractive new smile.
Porcelain veneers may be a cosmetic dentistry solution for you if your dental health challenges include:
- Worn down or misshapen teeth
- Chipped or crooked teeth
- Cracked or broken teeth
- Discolored teeth enamel
- Gaps between teeth
- Uneven teeth
For many patients, veneers can improve their smiles in just two visits. These are not “caps.” They are custom-crafted to look just like natural teeth. The results from porcelain veneers are sure to exceed your expectations.
Are Porcelain Veneers Fragile?
For many people, the word porcelain conjures images of figurines in a china case that are too fragile even to touch, but in truth the word refers to any white ceramic. The porcelain we use for your veneers may be as white as a those fine figurines, but they have more in common with bulletproof vests than china dolls. Porcelain veneers are made of advanced materials, and these grow stronger year after year as the science continues to advance. And veneers get even stronger once they are bonded to your teeth.
Although it is possible to chip your veneers in the same ways that you can chip your natural teeth, overall porcelain veneers are very durable, with about 96% lasting ten years or more, according to clinical studies, and about 84% last twenty years!
Plus, patients of Dr. Forbes have the peace-of-mind in knowing that this cosmetic dentist is one of the country’s premier peer educators, and has both the practical experience and the medical insight to complete your porcelain veneers procedure taking into account all the factors that could damage your veneers.