A dental veneer is a thin porcelain covering that is custom-molded to fit over your natural teeth. A veneer is a minimally invasive and relatively affordable method for covering chipped or discolored teeth and closing tooth gaps. The dentists at Shallowford Smiles craft our veneers to appear as natural as possible, resulting in a rejuvenated smile that looks healthy while protecting your natural teeth.
This office is absolutely amazing! I had two teeth pulled today and I didn’t feel any pain during the procedure. Dr. Brian Wilkinson and his staff made me feel so comfortable and they made my experience the best that I’ve EVER had. I highly recommend this office to anyone looking for a dentist!
Great staff with the highest quality care in Chattanooga. The staff is always welcoming and happy to answer any and all questions. The only time I’ve had to wait in the waiting room was when I was early for my appointment and they were right in time. Even then, the waiting area is very comfortable with a TV, WiFi, complimentary coffee and drink station, and comfortable seating. I’ve had extensive periodontal work done there and the entire experience was top-notch. I wouldn’t recommend any other dental care facility in town over Dr. Brian.
Dr. Brian Wilkinson has been my dentist for the past 8 years. He is absolutely the very best. Caring and has always been available to help me and my husband during several emergencies. He is always thanking his staff for their work while assisting him. He is so appreciative of them and does an amazing job. Great smile too.
A Brand New Smile in a Single Procedure
While procedures like dental crowns or orthodontics allow you to alter the appearance of your smile, dental veneers remain one of the most affordable cosmetic dental procedures.
Unlike other cosmetic dental procedures, such as orthodontics or dental crowns, dental veneers allow you to alter your smile’s appearance in a single visit completely. Veneers also tend to be more affordable than other cosmetic dental treatments.
Brighter Smile: Dental veneers will give you a whiter and brighter smile that lasts much longer than with just teeth whitening.
Less Invasive: Unlike dental crowns, dental veneers require minimal removal of natural tooth tissue before being placed.
There are several reasons why you may want to consider dental veneers over other cosmetic dental treatments, including:
- Closing tooth gaps
- Correcting slight tooth misalignment or crookedness
- Correcting tooth shape
- Covering tooth chips
- Reducing tooth sensitivity
- Minimizing the appearance of a “gummy” smile
- Restoring whiteness to severely stained teeth
The Dental Veneer Process
Before beginning your dental veneer treatment, you’ll need to come into our Chattanooga dental office for a brief consultation. During this consultation, Dr. Wilkinson will quickly examine your dental condition to confirm that your teeth and gums are healthy. If Dr. Wilkinson notices any issues, he may recommend a treatment plan before the veneer procedure to ensure that your veneers have a clean and healthy foundation. If your teeth and gums are healthy, he’ll discuss your treatment options with you to determine if dental veneers are right for you.
Preparing the Teeth
To prepare the tooth for the veneer, Dr. Wilkinson removes a thin layer of enamel. This creates a rough surface that helps the veneer adhere to the tooth. He’ll numb the area with a local anesthetic so you won’t feel a thing while he removes the enamel. Next, he’ll take an impression of the tooth to ensure the shape of your veneer matches the surrounding teeth.
Creating and Placing the Veneer
For your comfort, we’ll place a set of temporary veneers while your permanent veneers are being created. Once the permanent veneers are ready, we’ll remove your temporary veneers and bond the permanent veneers to the teeth. Dr. Wilkinson will then apply a few finishing touches to make sure the veneers fit well and blend perfectly with the surrounding teeth before applying a quick polish.
Caring for Your Veneers
Care for your veneers the same way you do your natural teeth– by brushing and flossing twice and day and coming in for routine dental cleanings every six months. With proper care, your veneers will last ten years or more.
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to schedule an initial consultation & exam.
Your consultation will include an examination of everything from your teeth, gums and soft tissues to the shape and condition of your bite. Generally, we want to see how your whole mouth looks and functions. Before we plan your treatment we want to know everything about the health and aesthetic of your smile, and, most importantly, what you want to achieve so we can help you get there.
Cost Of Dental Veneers In Allentown
The out-of-pocket cost for a dental veneer can vary widely from patient to patient. Insurance coverage varies by company and benefit plan. Without insurance, a veneer cost between $1,100 and $1,800+.
When determining the cost of dental veneers, we consider the following:
- The number of veneers needed
- The work involved in the preparation and placement of the veneers
- The type of veneers that are used.
- Your vision for your smile.
Remember, no dental practice can provide an accurate quote over the phone. Ultimately, your needs are as unique as your smile. It’s important to come into our dental office in Chattanooga and undergo an oral exam to understand your treatment options and receive an accurate quote. If you have dental insurance, we would be happy to supply you with a quote to submit to your provider so you can find out your out-of-pocket costs before making a decision.