Porcelain veneers can correct a wide range of dental and cosmetic concerns with lasting, natural looking results. Memphis cosmetic dentist Dr. Elizabeth Lee places porcelain veneers, offering the skill and artistry gained from years of experience and training. Whether you desire a subtle or dramatic transformation for your smile, the thin, translucent materials used to create your custom porcelain veneers will enhance your appearance and resist stains for years to come.
Porcelain veneers can successfully serve both restorative and cosmetic purposes, improving both the aesthetics and health of your smile. They may be the solution for any of the following dental concerns:
- Damaged teeth (teeth that are worn, chipped or cracked)
- Misshapen teeth
- Stained or discolored teeth
- Gaps between teeth
- Teeth that appear too ling or too short
Porcelain Veneers: What To Expect
As a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentists (AACD), Dr. Lee is committed to continued training and offering the highest quality of cosmetic dentistry using advanced techniques and materials. The first step is a consultation with Dr. Lee to discuss your cosmetic goals and dental concerns. It is important to determine that you are good candidate for porcelain veneers and that they will meet all of your needs. Dr. Lee will thoroughly evaluate your oral health and discuss your cosmetic goals before creating a personalized treatment plan for you.
The porcelain veneers process will require several visits to our Memphis dentist office, resulting in a beautiful, comfortable new smile that is designed to enhance both aesthetics and dental health.
Unlike cosmetic tooth bonding, porcelain veneers are considered a permanent restoration because of the amount of tooth structure that is reduced for placement of the veneers. Dental impressions will be taken and your custom porcelain veneers will be color matched and completed in a dental lab. In most cases, we will place temporary veneers on the teeth for comfort and appearance until the final restoration is ready.
At the next and final visit, Dr. Lee will permanently secure your new veneers to your teeth and make any necessary adjustments for fit and comfort. You can expect porcelain veneers to last for 20 years or more with good oral hygiene and proper dental care.