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Porcelain Veneers

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Have you always wanted a more symmetrical and photo-ready smile or have years of wear and tear simply detracted from one tooth or your whole appearance?

Veneers are a unique cosmetic treatment that can conceal a wide range of cosmetic blemishes, such as discolored teeth. Our esteemed dentist, Dr. Bryan Carlin, has used these wafer-thin porcelain shells can to boost patients' confidence since 1990.

Carlin Dental serves patients in Madison, Hendersonville, TN, and the surrounding communities with a wide range of cosmetic treatments... 

What Are the Benefits of Porcelain Veneers?

Brighten Your Smile

Porcelain veneers can conceal a wide range of cosmetic blemishes. Chips, cracks, discoloration, or a misshapen tooth are some of the more common cosmetic concerns that veneers can address. During your visit to our dentist’s office, which serves Hendersonville and Madison, TN, Dr. Carlin will describe the many cosmetic benefits you can enjoy after undergoing the straightforward treatment process. Our office prefers porcelain (rather than composite resin) due to the unique and natural-looking results the material offers.

Enjoy “Instant Orthodontics”

Veneers are often described as “instant orthodontics” because the porcelain shells can address slightly a misaligned tooth or teeth in as little as just two visits to our office. If you have dealt with embarrassment due to this cosmetic issue, Dr. Carlin can determine if you are a good candidate for custom dental veneers. Severe misalignment issues, such as overbite or underbite, may need to be addressed using an orthodontic treatment such as metal braces or Invisalign.

Close Small Gaps

Small gaps between teeth (diastema) can be a cause of embarrassment. Our dentist can design your dental veneers so that they bridge the gap in your smile. By making the shells slightly larger than your natural tooth, those gaps will completely disappear. Veneers are a long-term solution to cosmetic problems. Veneers can last several years or longer when properly taken care of. If the restorations do require replacement, Dr. Carlin can remove your old veneers and provide new ceramic restorations at our dentist’s office.

How Do I Know If Porcelain Veneers Are Right for Me?

Do you see movies or celebrities and think, “I wish I had a smile like that"? Often, these individuals have undergone dental veneer treatment. Because our teeth are often the first thing people notice about us, porcelain veneers are one of the most effective cosmetic treatments, dental or otherwise, an individual can undergo.  

If you are preparing for a major life event, such as a wedding, veneers can help you look your best on a big day in a short amount of time. The cosmetic treatment can often deliver beauty and symmetry that teeth whitening or orthodontics alone cannot and patients can choose to treat anywhere from one to several teeth. In addition, an attractive smile can be a benefit if you are seeking promotions at work or a new romantic relationship.

Candidates for porcelain veneers generally want to experience a brighter and whiter smile. Often, these individuals suffer from: 

Chips

Cracks

Gaps

Intrinsic stains  

Misshapen teeth

Unevenly sized teeth

Ready to Revamp Your Smile Using Veneers?

The Carlin Dental Team
The Carlin Dental Team

If you are ready to smile with confidence, whether you want to treat just one tooth or several, we welcome you to join the dental family of Carlin Dental. Many patients in and around Hendersonville have trusted our dentist, Dr. Carlin, to transform their smile using dental veneers. We pride ourselves on being family-oriented and always staying up-to-date with the latest dental techniques.

To schedule your porcelain veneers consultation with our dentist, please contact our office online or call:

(615) 431-2723

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How Are Porcelain Veneers Made and Placed? 

Our dental practice offers traditional and minimal-prep options. Minimal-prep veneers are ultra-thin porcelain shells and require only minor amounts of enamel to be removed. We can also use a composite resin to achieve similar effects in just one appointment, though the results will not be quite as realistic.

Traditional veneers require the removal of a small amount of your tooth’s natural structure. This step, called “prepping,” creates space for the placement of the veneer. Before your tooth is prepped, Dr. Carlin will ensure that you are comfortable by administering local anesthesia and possibly sedation. Once your teeth are prepared, images or an impression of your mouth will be made. Once your new veneers are ready, our dentist will ensure that they are a good fit before they are bonded securely in place. 

Abby M.

Abby M.

May 2019

I was greeted with such kindness from the entire staff! Dr.Carlin was fantastic. I'd recommend Dr.Carlin and his staff to anyone looking for a dentist. So very pleased with my experience today!
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Anne B.

Anne B.

2018

I havr spent way too much time in dental chairs and it gives me a very good perspective on dentists. Dr Carlin and his crew are EXCELLENT. Professional, thorough, gentle and caring only begin the praise.
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What to Expect after Your Visit

It is not uncommon for patients to experience minor side effects following the prepping or veneer placement portions of this cosmetic treatment. Veneers often require removing a small amount of enamel, which can lead to temporary heightened temperature sensitivity. The cosmetic treatment also changes the size and shape of teeth. This may lead to the feeling that your bite feels “off," but your mouth will naturally adjust to the veneers in the days and weeks following placement.  

It is generally advisable to avoid hot or cold food or drinks for the first few days after undergoing this cosmetic treatment. If your side effects are still noticeable after several weeks, please notify Dr. Carlin

Aftercare Tips

Patients should follow good oral hygiene habits, including brushing and flossing, to ensure that the underlying tooth structure does not experience decay. Gum disease can lead to gum recession, which can expose the root of the tooth or portions of the veneer that are meant to be concealed. Patients should never use their teeth to rip or tear material or packaging. If your veneer does become loose or dislodged, please notify our office immediately

Patients who seek the life-changing benefits of veneers should also be in good oral health, and they should have a healthy amount of remaining enamel

How Much Do Porcelain Veneers Cost?

Veneer treatments can cost from $600 to $1,200. The cost will vary depending on how many veneers are placed, the material you choose and other specifics.

Typically, dental insurance does not cover the cost of veneers. If you have concerns about the affordability of this treatment option, please do not hesitate to voice your questions and concerns to Dr. Carlin or any of our staff members. We will work with you and your budget to ensure that your cosmetic goals are met and that you are fully satisfied with your new smile. Our office gladly accepts CareCredit® financing.   

Veneers can cost anywhere from $600 to $1,200.

Connie R.

Connie R.

2017

Dr. Carlin is such a great dentist!  I trust his work & have peace of mind knowing I'm in good hands.  The rest of his staff is always very kind & make going to the dentist the best experience possible.  I would highly recommend this office to anyone in need of a good dental home!
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Susan M.

Susan M.

October 15, 2019

I've been coming to Dr. Carlin for over 20 years and have gotten my family to come as well. The staff is so friendly and patient. Even though I moved an hour and a half away, I still make the drive because I don't trust anyone else! Highly recommend this dental office.
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Treatment Alternatives

Our dentist offers multiple cosmetic treatments. Dental bonding, teeth whitening, and dental crowns can provide some of the same results as veneers and may be more appropriate depending on your concerns and goals. If you struggle with multiple cosmetic concerns, Dr. Carlin offers fully customizable smile makeover plans that can be tailored to your unique needs.

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Dr. Carlin
Dr. Bryan Carlin

Carlin Dental is the destination for patients who need state-of-the-art dental care in a family-friendly environment. Dr. Bryan Carlin has been practicing since 1988 and is a member of various prestigious dental organizations, including: 

  • American Dental Association
  • Nashville Dental Society
  • Summit Institute Study Club 
  • Tennessee Dental Association

To schedule a consultation at our dental office, request an appointment online or call us at (615) 431-2723.

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Dr. Carlin is such a great dentist! I trust his work & have peace of mind knowing I'm in good hands. The rest of his staff is always very kind & make going to the dentist the best experience possible. I would highly recommend this office to anyone in need of a good dental home!

-Connie R.
Hendersonville, TN