Veneers procedure is quick, easy, and gets natural results at Knoxville, TN office with an in-house lab
We in Knoxville, TN have plenty of reasons to smile, from an enviable mountainous skyline to plenty of cultural, artistic, historic, and educational attractions to keep the kids and visiting relatives busy. But, if you’re not smiling as confidently or as often as you’d like to, you’ve arrived at the right place. Located conveniently in the heart of West Knoxville, the office of Drs Stephen K. Malone and Michael J. Costa has a long and well-regarded record of dramatically improving smiles marred by gaps, cracks, and other cosmetic concerns with quality veneers. So if you’ve been searching for a dentist ‘near me’ to give you the smile of your dreams, look no further. By selecting Knoxville Smiles at Malone & Costa Dentistry for your veneers procedure in Knoxville TN, you have peace of mind that your improved teeth will look and feel natural, and withstand the test of time.
Veneers: Technical skill meets artistry
The dentist that you choose to prepare, design, and place your veneers matters. The results that you get from veneers depend on the dentist’s level of skill, and the materials and techniques that are used to create and fix the artificial tooth structure to the natural tooth. Consider how veneers are layers of dental porcelain. To make room for the veneer, some natural tooth enamel must be removed. The veneer is then cemented or fixed in place to the “prepared” natural tooth. In this manner, the veneer covers up cosmetic flaws, such as excess spaces between teeth, minor cracks and chips, and discoloration that doesn’t respond to professional bleaching to whiten teeth. Additionally, the veneer may be bonded in place to disguise irregularly-shaped teeth or teeth that appear too small or short. So, versatile veneers may create the effect of a more even, proportional, symmetrical, and appealing smile.
Every aspect of this process has the potential, however, to either detract or enhance from the natural appearance of the smile. Drs Malone and Costa apply quality porcelain that is both durable and mimics the properties of natural tooth material. In addition, the veneers and techniques that they use only require that a minimal amount of natural tooth enamel be removed to accommodate each veneer. This conservative approach preserves maximum natural structure, which is ideal because there is no artificial tooth material that looks, feels, and functions as well as healthy, natural tooth material. Since so little enamel is removed, the risk of tooth sensitivity is minimized (we also numb the tooth for utmost comfort).
Veneers that look “fake” often stick out too much, may appear overly square, don’t reflect light the way a natural tooth would, or are too white and don’t complement the patient’s skin tone or the whites of his or her eyes. These and other personal characteristics should be considered when color-matching the veneer. Knoxville Smiles at Malone & Costa Dentistry employs advanced technologies that render accurate, clear images of your mouth when planning and designing your veneers.
Notably, they also enlist the considerable experience and skill of master lab technician, Bob, and in-house 3-Dimensional dentistry guru, Nate, when fabricating your veneers. Most dentists in and around Knoxville, TN and elsewhere, for that matter, would send the information about your mouth to an outside lab. These lab technicians would then use it to make your veneers. We at Knoxville Smiles at Malone & Costa Dentistry have a lab on-site. There is no need to wait for weeks for a technician that we don’t know to make your new tooth structure. Your restorations can be made while you wait, and adjustments are easy and fast. Moreover, we stand by their quality craftsmanship. Every day, we see their exceptional work gracing the smiles on our patients’ faces.Back to Blog Articles Page