Porcelain Veneers in Columbia, TN
Dr. Goodman and his team know exactly what an attractive smile can do for a person. We’ve seen the transformation—and we’re not only talking about the way your smile looks, but also how a smile can completely change your personality. Patients who were once shy and reserved becoming more outgoing. Embarrassment about your smile becomes confidence and pride. Can all of this really happen because of a beautiful smile? We invite you find out by scheduling a consultation with Dr. Goodman and learning about porcelain veneers in Columbia, TN. These dental wonders are responsible for some remarkable changes among our friends and neighbors and they can do the same for you!
Perfect Your Smile with Porcelain Veneers
Porcelain veneers are ultra-thin coverings for the teeth that people notice most when you smile. They are made of either fine dental porcelain or composite resin, both of which are translucent just like the enamel on your natural teeth. In this way, they reflect light so your smile always looks like your own. In addition, they are individually designed and crafted, so each veneer is the correct size and shape for the tooth it covers. When it comes to color, you and Dr. Goodman will select the shade of white that best complements your complexion and hair color.
Porcelain Veneers Transform Smile Imperfections
Columbia dentist Dr. Goodman uses porcelain veneers to conceal a variety of cosmetic flaws in his patients’ smile, including:
- A broken tooth
- Chips and cracks in your teeth
- A smile that is slightly misaligned
- Teeth with wide spaces between them
- Permanently discolored or stained teeth
- Teeth are too small or oddly shaped
Placing Veneers in Columbia
After a consultation at which you and Dr. Goodman discuss what you hope to achieve with veneers and we take X-rays, photos and impressions, the real transformation of your smile can begin. At the first of two scheduled appointments, Dr. Goodman will need to prepare the teeth receiving veneers. This requires filing away a very thin layer of enamel—about as thin as a veneer. Once prepped, we’ll bond a temporary set of veneers to your teeth that you’ll wear during the two weeks our dental lab spends crafting your permanent set.
At the next appointment, the temporary veneers are removed and your new teeth are readied for veneer placement. Dr. Goodman will check to make sure that each veneer looks perfect and then they will all be cemented into place. The finished result is a transformed smile and a new you!
If you’d like to learn more about porcelain veneers in Columbia, TN near Mt. Pleasant, Culleoka, and Spring Hill, contact the office of Dr. Alex Goodman.
If you’re looking to transform the appearance of your smile, dental veneers in Columbia have you covered! However, they are quite an investment, so it’s important that you are well-informed before moving forward in the treatment process. Here are the answers to some of the most common questions we receive about veneers. If you don’t see the information that you’re looking for below, don’t worry! Just give us a call, and we’d be happy to answer your questions and get you started with an initial consultation.
Are Veneers Permanent?
Veneers are not technically permanent because they eventually need to be replaced. However, they are considered to be irreversible. To ensure that veneers fit properly on the teeth, a small amount of enamel needs to be filed away, and this does not grow back. Teeth that are prepared in this way must always be covered with either crowns or veneers to keep them protected.
Will I Still Be Able to Drink Coffee with Veneers?
Veneers that are made from porcelain are stain resistant. This is because porcelain is a nonporous material, so the particles in dark-colored foods and beverages have a harder time slipping beneath the surface. You should be able to drink your morning cup of coffee without worrying too much about staining your veneers. Just remember that veneers are not stain-proof. Excessive consumption of coffee and other dark-colored beverages could still have a negative impact over time. Moderation is key!
Can Veneers Be Used for Bite Corrections?
Veneers do not change the position of the teeth or the jaw, so they are not effective at correct bite issues. However, if you have very mild alignment issues that aren’t causing oral health problems, veneers may be able to mask them and make your smile appear more uniform. For instance, if you have a mild open bite, veneers can make the teeth look longer and wider so that they appear to line up correctly. Veneers can also be used to hide small gaps between the teeth. If you want to undergo orthodontic treatment and get veneers, the orthodontic treatment should come first.
How Many Veneers Will I Need?
The goal of veneers is for all of your visible teeth to match, so you will receive the appropriate number to accomplish this goal. Some patients opt for a single veneer to cover one cracked or broken tooth while others will invest in anywhere from 6 to 12 for a complete smile makeover. We will discuss what the right number is for you during your initial consultation.