Dental Veneers

Discover the power of a flawless smile with dental veneers, a cornerstone treatment in cosmetic dental care at River Valley Dentistry. Veneers are thin, custom-made shells designed to cover the front surface of teeth, improving their appearance dramatically. Whether you're looking to correct discoloration, fractures, or misalignments, our veneers provide a lasting and beautiful solution.

What Are Veneers?

Dental veneers are precision-crafted from porcelain or composite materials to match the natural color of your teeth. These veneers are bonded to the front of your teeth, offering a way to conserve tooth structure while drastically changing the appearance of your teeth.

Types of Dental Veneers:

  • Porcelain Veneers: Known for their strength and light-reflecting properties, porcelain veneers mimic the appearance of natural tooth enamel and are resistant to stains, making them a popular choice for those seeking durability and an aesthetic appeal.
  • Composite Veneers: Made from a tooth-colored resin, composite veneers can be bonded to your teeth in a single visit, offering a faster and cost-effective alternative to porcelain veneers.

If you’re interested in dental veneers, use the link below to schedule a consultation at any of our offices.

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illustration of dental veneers application to the bottom row of teeth
  • How do dental veneers work?

    At River Valley Dentistry, dental veneers start with digital X-rays to create the perfect blueprint that includes color, shape, and other factors.

    Once we plan your case, two appointments usually leave you with a stunning new smile. At the first visit, the teeth are gently prepared to allow space for the ultra-thin porcelain to be crafted by a master lab technician. Our dentists provide all the information to a lab that’s needed to create a masterpiece.

    Our dentists will also produce acrylic temporary restorations that mimic the veneers, which will be worn for about three weeks. These temporaries provide a preview of the general appearance of your new smile and allow further input regarding the appearance of your upcoming smile.

    After hours of custom craftwork in the lab, you’ll return for a second appointment. We will try on each veneer and evaluate the appearance and fit, giving you an opportunity to preview the new look. He will then go through several precise steps to bond the thin veneers to the outer surface of your teeth, creating an incredibly strong bond between tooth and porcelain. Minor adjustments to your bite and a final polish will leave you with a smile you will love!

  • What are dental veneers?

    Dental veneers can correct chips, stains, and even deeply discolored teeth. They can also alter the length and size of teeth, or help teeth that seem rotated to suddenly appear straight.

    They are incredibly thin shells that are applied on the front surfaces of your teeth. Depending on the style of veneers, the teeth may be prepped first by removing a small amount of enamel. Once installed, the veneers can cover noticeable flaws to make adjustments to alignment. They can also adjust their thickness to improve spacing.

    They are very easy to apply, requiring preparation of the teeth and then securing them in place with a strong dental adhesive.

    Dental veneers provide a highly conservative approach to esthetic smile makeovers and repairing bad teeth.

  • Veneers vs. crowns—what’s the difference?

    While both veneers and crowns enhance the appearance and function of your teeth, the key difference lies in the coverage and application. Veneers cover only the front surface of the tooth and are primarily used for cosmetic improvements. Crowns, on the other hand, cover the entire tooth and are used when there’s significant damage or decay, providing not just cosmetic enhancement but also structural restoration.

  • What do dental veneers cost?

    Veneers are usually not covered by insurance because they are considered a cosmetic procedure. The cost can vary depending on your dentist. On average, traditional dental veneers range from $925 to $2,500 per tooth, while no-prep dental veneers cost around $800 to $2,000 per tooth.

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Chattanooga, TN Office

125 Cherokee Blvd Ste 119
Chattanooga, TN 37405
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Hours

Monday - Thursday: 8am - 5pm
Friday: 7am - 3:30 pm

Phone

(423) 875-0600

Ooltewah, TN Office

5958 Snow Hill Rd. Ste 124
Ooltewah, TN 37363
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Monday - Wednesday: 8am - 5pm
Thursday: 7am - 4pm
Friday: 8am - 5pm

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(423) 803-4500

Signal Mountain, TN Office

809 Ridgeway Ave, Signal Mountain TN 37377
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Monday - Thursday: 8 am - 5 pm
Friday-Sunday: Closed

Phone

(423) 886-1160