Instant OrthodonticsIf you have crooked, misshapen teeth or small gaps between your teeth, you may be unhappy with the appearance of your smile. Crooked teeth can leave you feeling embarrassed about their appearance. Many people do not believe they have the time or money to undergo traditional orthodontic procedures. Many are also hesitant about traditional orthodontic treatments such as braces because they stand out visually and can be uncomfortable to wear.
At Dr. Clint Newman’s Nashville cosmetic dentistry practice, instant orthodontics is an alternate treatment option. Dr. Newman can improve the aesthetics of your smile within just a few dental appointments.
Most people dread orthodontic procedures because of the time that is required to correct the smile. For many patients, it is a relief to learn that there are alternate options for improving the appearance of uneven teeth or filling in spaces between teeth. Dr. Newman is able to improve a patient’s smile in just a few dental appointments through the application of porcelain veneers. Dr. Newman utilizes the latest advances in cosmetic dentistry in order to achieve these instant results. For our patients in Nashville, porcelain veneers are placed to produce more symmetry, close gaps, and make the teeth appear straighter.
Porcelain VeneersPorcelain veneers are thin, custom-made shells that adhere to the front surface of your teeth. Dr. Newman will examine your teeth to determine the ideal shape, size, and color for your porcelain veneers. He will ensure that the veneers will give you a natural looking, straight smile that is free of gaps. These decisions will be made at one of your first dental appointments when an impression will be made of your teeth to ensure that the porcelain veneers will fit your mouth comfortably. At this appointment, your teeth will be filed down to make room for the veneers. This usually involves removing just half a millimeter of tooth enamel. At this time, temporary veneers may be placed while the permanent veneers are fabricated off site.
When the porcelain veneers are complete, you will come back to our office for the final placement. Your teeth will be cleaned with special liquids to prepare them for the bonding material. Dr. Newman will check the fit, comfort, and function of the veneers. If he is satisfied with the results, he will use a bonding material and a special light to harden the material and set the veneers into place. As a finishing touch, the veneers will be polished to blend in with the natural teeth in your mouth. In two to three dental appointments, we are able to provide results that are similar to those you would get from eighteen months of wearing traditional metal braces.
Benefits of Instant OrthodonticsInstant orthodontics is becoming more popular because they offer patients the following benefits:
- A straighter smile in an average of three dental appointments
- A comfortable, natural feeling treatment
- Improves the color and aesthetics of the teeth
- Stain resistant
- Long lasting results