Schmitter Family Dental

Kristin Schmitter-Webster, DDS

Family Dentist & Cosmetic Dentist located in Brentwood, TN

If you have cosmetic concerns about your teeth, veneers are a popular and effective solution for enhancing the appearance of your smile. At Schmitter Family Dental in Brentwood, Tennessee, the practice offers both cosmetic bonding and porcelain veneers. Led by Kristin Schmitter-Webster, DDS, the team specializes in patient-centered, comprehensive dental care. To find out if veneers are right for you, call the office or request an appointment online today.

Veneers Q&A

What are veneers?

Veneers refer to materials placed over the surface of your teeth to enhance their color, alignment, shape, and overall appearance. Veneers are highly customizable and designed to mimic the appearance of natural teeth. 

Veneers are effectively used to treat a number of cosmetic concerns, including:

  • Discolored or stained teeth
  • Misshapen teeth
  • Gaps
  • Chipped or cracked teeth
  • Uneven spacing

At Schmitter Family Dental, Dr. Schmitter-Webster and her team offer two safe and effective options for rejuvenating your smile: cosmetic bonding and porcelain veneers. 

How are porcelain veneers placed?

Porcelain veneers are custom-made shells that go over the surface of your tooth. The porcelain material used for veneers resists stains and has a natural appearance. 

Getting porcelain veneers typically requires about three appointments. The process begins with an oral examination and imaging test. Dr. Schmitter-Webster takes X-rays to get a detailed view of your smile and plan the treatment process. 

During your next appointment, Dr. Schmitter-Webster starts the procedure by removing some of your tooth enamel to make room for the veneer. Porcelain veneers require removing about half a millimeter of enamel for successful placement. After your teeth are prepared, impressions are made and sent off to a lab for the construction of your custom porcelain veneers. 

During your final appointment, the veneers are placed to ensure a proper fit. After making final adjustments, Dr. Schmitter-Webster completes the procedure by cementing the veneers in place. 

What is cosmetic bonding?

Cosmetic bonding is a simple and effective procedure used to improve the appearance of discolored or damaged teeth. Cosmetic bonding is used to address several cosmetic concerns, including chipped and stained teeth. Unlike porcelain veneers, which are made from impressions, cosmetic bonding is performed and applied directly to your tooth. This allows Dr. Schmitter-Webster to complete many cosmetic bonding procedures in just one visit. 

To perform cosmetic bonding, Dr. Schmitter-Webster begins by preparing your teeth. Typically, cosmetic bonding requires fewer alterations to your natural tooth structure. Cosmetic bonding is performed using a resin-based composite material that’s applied to the surface of your tooth and molded to the ideal shape. Dr. Schmitter-Webster uses a specialized light to harden the pliable material and cement it into place. 

During your consultation, Dr. Schmitter-Webster and her team help you determine the right treatment for enhancing your smile. 

To schedule your visit to find out if porcelain veneers or cosmetic bonding is right for you, book an appointment at Schmitter Family Dental by phone or request one online today.