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By JACKSON COUNTY DENTAL
October 30, 2018
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: veneers  

Do you have damaged teeth? Small spacing problems and a hairline crack on a front tooth make you too self-conscious to smile. Have you explored porcelain veneers? Placed by your dentists, Dr. Matthew Pierce and Dr. Lane Severe at Jackson County Dental in Seymour, IN, veneers disguise flaws while also normalizing tooth size and shape. They can make you proud of your smile!

What are porcelain veneers?

Veneers are thin pieces of porcelain custom-shaped to fit over the front side of teeth which have defects such as stains, chips, cracks, odd shape, surface pitting, and more. Your dentist in Seymour may place veneers to cover gaps and mild misalignments, too, eliminating the need for more invasive crown treatment or orthodontic procedures.

The ceramic used in veneers is truly revolutionary. It is highly durable and faithfully imitates natural tooth enamel in color, translucency, and texture. In other words, porcelain veneers are lifelike in form and function. Plus, with today's fabrication techniques and bonding cements, dentists such as Dr. Pierce and Dr. Severe produce smile enhancements which are truly transformative.

Are you a candidate for veneers?

Many adults are candidates as long as their teeth and gums are healthy and they practice diligent oral hygiene. Your dentist will examine your mouth to ensure your oral health, as you must be free of decay and gum disease. Also, he'll discuss with you the changes you desire and if veneers can achieve them. Together, you'll arrive at a treatment plan which the doctor will send to the dental lab, along with accurate oral impressions.

At the lab, a skilled technician will fabricate the veneers one by one, adjusting the size, fit, color, and bite according to a three-dimensional model of your mouth. At the office, your dentist first will try-on your veneers with water or other liquid, to achieve the best fit and alignment. For final placement, he uses a special etching liquid to prepare the enamel and a colored bonding cement to bond the veneers in place.

A better smile for life

You should know that treatment with porcelain veneers requires minor tooth resurfacing. In other words, your dentist will remove a small amount of enamel from each tooth so the veneers seat correctly and function well within your mouth. As such, once you wear porcelain veneers, you always will. Most high-quality veneers last a decade or so with gentle use (don't chew ice!) and proper at-home and in-office hygiene.

A total makeover

Used by themselves or as part of a complete smile makeover, porcelain veneers strengthen and beautify teeth beyond what patients imagine. If you'd like to have your best smile ever, please contact Jackson County Dental for a cosmetic dentistry consultation. Great smile changes are possible, and porcelain veneers could be just what you need. Call us at (812) 522-8608. We have early morning hours to fit into your busy schedule.

By JACKSON COUNTY DENTAL
July 19, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: cosmetic dentistry   veneers  

Do you have a perfect smile, or could it improve? Most people have a defect or two they would like to change. At Jackson County Dental inveneers Seymour, IN, Dr. Matthew Pierce and Dr. Lane Severe offer amazing cosmetic dentistry services, including porcelain veneers. Learn how these tooth-shaped laminates enhance tooth shape, size, alignment, and color. Plus, they're customized just for you!

What are veneers?

Your Seymour dentist places ultra-thin tooth-shaped porcelain veneers to cover deep stains, correct mild alignment issues, span small gaps, and normalize tooth shape. A highly popular cosmetic procedure (growing by leaps and bounds since the 1990's, says the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry), veneers are permanently bonded to the front of flawed teeth. Typically, dentists place them in the smile zone, or the teeth which show when you laugh or smile.

Who can receive veneers?

An oral examination by your Seymour dentist determines if veneers are right for your smile. In general, the teeth in question should be free of decay and fillings, and the surrounding gum tissue must be healthy. Teeth with exposed roots or which are highly sensitive do not qualify for veneers.

Also, patients should understand that veneers are permanent. They require some mild enamel reduction (about 1/2 millimeter) to ensure proper bite and fit. Once you wear porcelain veneers, you always will wear veneers.

The treatment

It takes at least two visits to Jackson County Dental: one to examine and prepare your teeth, discuss your goals, and place temporary veneers and another to bond the permanent veneers over your teeth. As you go through the process, ask Dr. Severe or Dr. Pierce anything you like about the treatment, veneer care and the wonderful longevity of these realistic laminates.

Once veneers are in place, you'll adjust to their look and feel over the course of a week or so. Brush and floss as you usually do, and refrain from eating hard foods (ice cubes, popcorn, candy apples, and the like). See your dental team every six months for a check-up and hygienic cleaning or whenever you have a concern about your veneers.

Hollywood smiles

Get one with stunning porcelain veneers from Jackson County Dental in Seymour, IN. For more information and to book a cosmetic dentistry consultation, contact the office staff at (812) 522-8608. We have early morning hours for your convenience.

By Jackson County Dental
January 06, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: celebrity smiles   veneers  
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What's an actor's most important feature? According to Vivica A. Fox, whose most recent big-screen role was in Independence Day: Resurgence, it's what you see right up front.

"On screen, your smile and your eyes are the most inviting things that bring the audience in" she said. "Especially if you play the hot chick."

But like lots of people, Vivica reached a point where she felt her smile needed a little help in order to look its best. That's when she turned to a popular cosmetic dental treatment.

"I got veneers years ago," Ms. Fox told Dear Doctor magazine in a recent interview, "just because I had some gapping that probably only I noticed."

What exactly are dental veneers? Essentially, they are thin shells of lustrous porcelain that are permanently attached to the front surfaces of the teeth. Tough, lifelike and stain-resistant, they can cover up a number of defects in your smile — including stains, chips, cracks, and even minor spacing irregularities like the ones Vivica had.

Veneers have become the treatment of choice for Hollywood celebs — and lots of regular folks too — for many reasons. Unlike some treatments that can take many months, it takes just a few appointments to have veneers placed on your teeth. Because they are custom made just for you, they allow you to decide how bright you want your smile to be: anywhere from a natural pearly hue to a brilliant "Hollywood white." Best of all, they are easy to maintain, and can last for many years with only routine care.

To place traditional veneers, it's necessary to prepare the tooth by removing a small amount (a millimeter or two) of its enamel surface. This keeps it from feeling too big — but it also means the treatment can't be reversed, so once you get veneers, you'll always have them. In certain situations, "no-prep" or minimal-prep veneers, which require little or no removal of tooth enamel, may be an option for some people.

Veneers aren't the only way to create a better smile: Teeth whitening, crowns or orthodontic work may also be an alternative. But for many, veneers are the preferred option. What does Vivica think of hers?

"I love my veneers!" she declared, noting that they have held up well for over a decade.

For more information about veneers, please contact us or schedule an appointment for a consultation.

By JACKSON COUNTY DENTAL
June 21, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: cosmetic dentistry   veneers  

How veneers from your Seymour dentist can improve your smileveneers

You’ve probably heard about dental veneers, and now you want to know if you are a good candidate for them. The truth is if your teeth are healthy and pain-free, you are an excellent candidate for dental veneers. Your dentists at Jackson County Dental in Seymour, IN, Dr. Matthew Pierce and Dr. Lane Severe want to introduce you to the benefits of dental veneers.

You are a great candidate for dental veneers if you:

  • Have no tooth decay
  • Have no dental problems causing you pain
  • Practice great dental hygiene
  • Want your smile to look as beautiful as possible

Dental veneers can help your smile look as beautiful as possible by hiding cosmetic problems like these:

  • Excessive tooth wear due to aging or a bad bite
  • Chips or cracks in your teeth from overuse or bad habits
  • Broken or damaged teeth due to trauma
  • Small gaps, spaces, or overlapped teeth due to genetics
  • Discolorations due to medications or fluorosis
  • Stains from lifestyle issues like tobacco use or coffee

Dental veneers are thin sheaths of translucent porcelain; they reflect light just like natural teeth. That means your porcelain veneers will look completely natural. Porcelain also resists stains. That means even if you smoke or drink coffee, you can still have a beautiful, white smile for years.

Veneers are also a conservative treatment because your dentists at Jackson County Dental only have to remove a tiny amount of tooth surface, just enough to compensate for the thickness of the veneers.

Dental veneer treatment takes between 2 and 3 appointments, beginning with your consultation appointment. Your second appointment is tooth preparation and study models. The models are sent off to a dental laboratory where skilled dental artisans create your veneers. Once your veneers are back from the laboratory, your last appointment will be scheduled. At your final appointment, your beautiful new veneers will be permanently cemented onto your teeth.

Just about everyone is an excellent candidate for dental veneers. It’s time to find out if you are too! For more information about dental veneers and to schedule a consultation appointment call your dentists at Jackson County Dental in Seymour, IN, Dr. Pierce or Dr. Severe. Call today to find out more!

By Jackson County Dental
April 22, 2016
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: veneers  

Do you feel that your smile has lost its luster? Are your chipped, misaligned or discolored teeth making you embarrassed to throw your veneershead back and laugh freely? If so, dental veneers can breathe new life into your smile and make you look and feel fantastic. Your Seymour, IN dentist can help you better understand what dental veneers mean for your smile.

How do dental veneers work? 
Dental veneers are super-thin shells made from porcelain which cover the front of the tooth to mask its imperfections. Your dentist bonds the shells onto the teeth using dental-grade adhesives. Veneers can also be made from composite materials, in which case your dentist molds the veneer directly onto the teeth. Before placing the veneers, a small portion of enamel must be removed from the front of the teeth. A laboratory requires time to fabricate porcelain veneers, meaning that temporary veneers protect the prepared teeth until your dentist’s office receives the permanent restorations.

What imperfections can dental veneers repair? 
Veneers can fix many issues with your teeth, including:

  • discoloration or staining from darkly-pigmented foods and drinks or tobacco use
  • yellowing due to normal wear of the tooth’s enamel
  • wear from a tooth grinding habit
  • chips or breakage which has changed the shape of the tooth
  • slight under crowding causing gaps or slight overcrowding causing overlapping
  • teeth with an odd or irregular shape

Are dental veneers right for me? 
If you find yourself wishing your smile was brighter, straighter or whiter, you could benefit from dental veneers. Veneers create a whole new smile, allowing you to enjoy the effects of increased self-confidence. Great candidates for dental veneers have good general and dental health. Any procedures such as fillings or root canals should be finished before your appointment for veneers. Candidates should also have a strong at-home oral care routine to extend the life of both their natural teeth and new veneers.

The easiest way to determine if dental veneers are right for you is to consult with your dentist. For more information on dental veneers, please contact Dr. Matthew Pierce, DDS at Jackson County Dental in Seymour, IN. Call 812-522-8608 to speak with an associate about your consultation for dental veneers today!