Put Your Best Smile Foreward
Cosmetic dentistry is an art form that can transform your entire appearance. Dr. Damien Armstrong makes patients' smiles more vibrant and expressive than ever before with porcelain veneers, placed at his Chattanooga practice serving East Brainerd and surrounding communities. Dr. Armstrong provides fully customized veneers that can enhance the symmetry and charisma of your smile, giving you a tremendous boost in confidence. These very thin porcelain shells serve two purposes: they conceal minor imperfections such as chips, cracks, and inconsistent shaping, and spacing; they also help your smile to look straight and healthy. If certain characteristics of your smile make you feel self-conscious, but they do not warrant more involved treatments such as Invisalign®, porcelain veneers can help you. Contact our Chattanooga office to learn how Dr. Armstrong's artistic touch can give you the smile you have always wanted!
Working Together to Enhance Your Smile
As with all cosmetic dentistry procedures we offer, Dr. Armstrong places porcelain veneers only after you have expressed all of your goals and concerns, and have fully considered your options for achieving the smile you want. We aim for long-term satisfaction with our treatments, and we know that the very best way to achieve this is by listening to you and helping you understand our our treatments.
Placing Porcelain Veneers
Placing porcelain veneers typically requires two visits to our office. During your first visit, the tooth or teeth you wish to enhance must be prepped to accommodate veneers. This involves removing a very small portion of the enamel on the tooth's front surface, roughly equal to the thickness of an egg shell. Next, we use a soft molding material to take an impression of your prepared tooth. This impression is sent to an offsite laboratory, where skilled technicians will follow Dr. Armstrong's specifications for creating a veneer that is precisely the right color and shape to achieve a natural-looking, long-lasting enhancement. Creating a custom veneer takes about two weeks.
When your veneer is complete, we will schedule a second appointment. Very light etching is placed on the front surface of the tooth, which will help it bond to the veneer. Next, Dr. Armstrong will "try in" your veneer to ensure that it is a proper fit. If necessary, any fine adjustments will be made at this time. Next, a special adhesive is applied to the tooth, and the veneer is set in place. A special curing light is used to expedite the bonding process. Finally, you can leave our offices with a beautiful, confident new smile.
Caring for Porcelain Veneers
With the proper care, our durable porcelain veneers can give you many years of wonderful smiles. This includes avoiding habits such as chewing ice, pen caps and fingernails, and being sure to maintain a daily routine of brushing and flossing.
Learn More about Porcelain Veneers
If you hesitate to smile because of minor imperfections in your teeth, Dr. Armstrong can help you achieve a smile you will be proud to share - in as little as two weeks. Contact our practice in Chattanooga today to learn more about porcelain veneers.
"Dr. Armstrong is absolutely the best dentist I have ever been to! He is very gentle and thorough. I have been very unhappy with my teeth for a long time and he was able to to fix every concern I had. This is a Dentist that cares!"Melissa R.