Porcelain Veneers Benefits and Side Effects By Thomas G. Zarger Jr., D.D.S. on June 30, 2011

There are plenty of dental problems that you can face just from regular wear or tear of your teeth. These can be minor, or they can have a major effect on the overall look of your smile. There are plenty of different solutions to these dental problems, but one of the most versatile and effective ones if porcelain veneers. Knoxville, TN cosmetic dentist Dr. Thomas G. Zarger is proud that he can offer this effective and versatile treatment option to patients.

About Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers are thin shells of a specially crafted dental ceramic. These thin ceramic shells are affixed to your teeth in order to conceal dental imperfects on the front portions of your teeth.

Benefits of Porcelain Veneers

There are plenty of benefits to Knoxville, TN porcelain veneers, and very few side effects and risks. Let’s look at the benefits first.

One of the biggest benefits is versatility. Porcelain veneers can address major dental stains, chipped teeth, cracked teeth, and slightly misaligned or uneven teeth. All of these problems can be addressed through the use of porcelain veneers. Another major benefit of porcelain veneers is that they are easy to take care of. Just brush your teeth at least twice a day and floss regularly and your porcelain veneers will remain looking great.

Perhaps the biggest benefit is that porcelain veneers seamlessly blend in with your natural teeth. Dr. Zarger will color match your veneers so they do not look artificial. In addition, porcelain veneers are slightly translucent just like your natural teeth, so they will look like real teeth no matter what light conditions you’re in.

Side Effects and Disadvantages to Consider

Maybe the only two cons of porcelain veneers worth mentioning are their stain-resistance and their cost. While being stain resistant may sound like a good thing, porcelain veneers cannot be whitened like natural teeth, which means you may experience color differences in your teeth if you undergo teeth whitening after getting your veneers placed. Porcelain veneers are somewhat expensive as well, though there are plenty of payment plans and financing options out there that can make them more affordable.

To learn more about porcelain veneers and the many other options you have for smile enhancement, contact our Knoxville, TN cosmetic dentistry office today.

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Dr. Thomas G. Zarger, Jr., DDS Family Dentistry in Knoxville

Our practice has provided skilled and compassionate dentistry for patients in the Knoxville, TN, community for over 30 years. Dr. Zarger is a member of:

  • American Dental Association
  • Second District Dental Society
  • Tennessee Dental Association
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry

We strive to make care convenient and affordable to all patients and accept CareCredit financing to help reduce the cost of treatment. Schedule your consultation today online, or by calling (865) 693-7631.

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