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Could your smile be better? Very few of us are born with straight, evenly spaced white teeth, yet so many celebrities and public personalities seem to have them. Their secret is dental veneers or porcelain teeth fronts. They have natural teeth just like the rest of us behind their veneers, except we don’t see them. Our dentists in Alpharetta can help you if you are interested in discovering how you can hide teeth with flaws.
What Are Veneers Porcelain and Do I Need Them?
Porcelain veneers are false fronts for teeth that hide a wide range of cosmetic imperfections. Veneers are custom-made, so they will very closely resemble your natural teeth and porcelain is just as translucent and pearly white as tooth enamel, although you can choose any shade you like for your veneer. Request an appointment if you would like to learn more about hiding any of the minor issues listed below.
Tooth Color: Certain stains deep inside your teeth won’t respond to teeth whitening treatments. If you’ve had your teeth bleached and now you have one dark tooth that stands out, one of our dentists can hide it with a veneer color-matched to the rest of your newly whitened teeth.
Tooth Size and Shape: You can lengthen teeth which are too short and hide oddly shaped teeth with veneers. They are also a popular cosmetic restoration for chipped teeth since nothing can ruin a well-groomed appearance like a chipped tooth.
Alignment and Spacing: Veneers can mask gaps between your teeth and cover slightly misaligned teeth, so you won’t need braces to get the smile you deserve. We can always leave a slight gap between your two front teeth to retain the uniqueness of your smile.
During the porcelain veneers procedure, you can expect your dentist to shave off a minuscule amount of the front of your tooth so the veneer does not stand out. Afterward, he or she makes a mold of the tooth for the dental lab to use in fabricating your veneer. Since your tooth might be sensitive, your dentist will provide you with a temporary veneer. In about two weeks, you’ll return and your dentist will make sure your new veneer fits well before permanently bonding it to your tooth.
How Much Do Dental Veneers Cost?
Your porcelain veneers cost will depend primarily on the number of veneers you need and how challenging the veneers are to place. We cannot estimate your porcelain veneers cost until our dentist has had a chance to examine your teeth and determine what you don’t like about your smile. Call today and request your consultation to learn more about our affordable veneers.
Are Porcelain Crowns the Same as Veneers Made From Porcelain?
No, while both are made from the same material they have different uses. Crowns require more tooth reduction than veneers because they cover all sides of a tooth while veneers only cover the front. Veneers are a more conservative option, but they cannot provide the same strength as a crown so dentists only use veneers to hide cosmetic flaws, not to provide structural stability.
Will My Veneers Last for 20 Years?
If you are careful not to chip your veneers, they may very easily last for several decades. Use common sense; don’t use your teeth as tools to open packages or untie knots. If your dentist notices signs you grind your teeth at night, he or she will suggest a custom night guard to protect your veneers. Always wear a mouth guard if you engage in any contact sports, such as football, to protect your investment.
How Should I Care for My Veneers at Home?
Use a non-abrasive fluoride toothpaste and a soft toothpaste to brush at least twice every day and floss at least once, taking care when you floss between teeth with veneers on them. Regular dental exams are important because they allow your dentist to make sure your veneers remain in good condition.
Where Can I Find a Skilled Dentist for Porcelain Veneers in Alpharetta?
If you are looking for a dentist skilled at placing veneers, call our office at (678) 274-6965 to schedule a consultation.