Enhance Your Look with a Radiant, New Smile
Do you feel self-conscious when you smile or always cover your mouth with your hand when you're speaking? At Chattanooga Family Dentistry, we believe that a person shouldn't be afraid to reveal his or her teeth to the world. Through our cosmetic dentistry services, we can enhance the way our patients look and feel, simply by renovating their smiles.
For years, Dr. Andrew Lunn has been perfecting the dental procedures that he offers. With his exceptionally artistic eye and dedication to detail, Dr. Lunn has become a leading provider of custom designed porcelain veneers in Chattanooga. Because the smile is the focal point of the face, it is important to have teeth that look and feel naturally radiant. Porcelain veneers are a quick solution for people living in Cleveland, Dalton, Dayton, and Chattanooga who are looking for a flawless cosmetic enhancement.
What Is a Porcelain Veneer?
A veneer is a thin layer of porcelain that can be bonded to the surface of an aesthetically flawed tooth. Through the use of porcelain veneers, Dr. Lunn can alter the color, size, shape, and texture of a patient's teeth. Veneers not only improve the appearance of your teeth, but they can enhance the function and structure of your bite. Porcelain veneers can generally be placed within two visits to our Chattanooga facility. A comprehensive examination conducted by our dental staff can determine whether porcelain veneers are the appropriate dental treatment for you.
What to Expect
During your consultation, Dr. Lunn will use state-of-the-art digital imaging technology to assist in his treatment plan. Through the use of digital x-rays, Dr. Lunn can show you intricate details of your mouth and can examine the outer and inner structures and tissues of each tooth, the surrounding roots, and gums. By obtaining these detailed images, Dr. Lunn can effectively diagnose any potential dental problem and provide a much higher quality of care.
Dr. Lunn will prepare the flawed tooth by removing a small portion of enamel from the surface. An impression of the teeth will be taken and then sent off to a dental laboratory. Before leaving Chattanooga Family Dentistry, Dr. Lunn will install a temporary veneer over a patient's prepared tooth.
The porcelain veneers will be created at the laboratory to the exact specifications provided by Dr. Lunn. Once completed, the porcelain veneers will be sent to our office in Chattanooga, at which point we will schedule a patient's follow-up appointment. Once the temporary veneers have been removed, Dr. Lunn will compare the veneers with your teeth to make sure that they are aesthetically complementary. After conducting a general cleaning, Dr. Lunn uses bonding cement to secure the new porcelain veneers to the filed-down teeth. He then adjusts each individual veneer to insure that the fit and placement are impeccable and comfortable.
The Reasons behind the Popularity of Veneers
Among other reasons, porcelain veneers are popular because they:
- Are durable and stain resistant
- Effectively reshape and lengthen teeth
- Mask stains and other discoloration
- Can be customized to fit your one-of-a-kind smile
- Yield immediate results that can last, with proper maintenance, for 10 years or more
Contact Chattanooga Family Dentistry
To meet with our team of dental professionals and discuss which treatment option is right for you, contact us to schedule an appointment today! As Chattanooga's leading cosmetic dentistry office, we are proud to offer quality dental care to all of our patients. We build lasting relationships with our patients through honest, straightforward communication about their oral health.