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If minor cosmetic issues, like a chipped or discolored tooth, are making you feel self-conscious about your smile, veneers may be the ideal solution.They hide teeth that are healthy, but have cosmetic flaws. Our skilled dentist in Norcross will be happy to examine your teeth to determine if veneers can improve your smile.
Can Porcelain Veneers Fix Teeth Imperfections?
Porcelain veneers are porcelain teeth fronts that are custom made to hide cosmetic imperfections in your teeth. Your dentist bonds the thin shells of porcelain to your teeth where they will remain for decades. Veneers can hide the following issues:
Tooth Color: If you like bright, white teeth, you may find that your teeth whitening treatments don’t last long enough because you still enjoy coffee, tea and other foods and beverages that stain your teeth. With stain-resistant veneers porcelain, your teeth will remain bright white for about 15 years with no teeth whitening treatments.
Tooth Size and Shape: Do you feel that oddly shaped or too short teeth are holding you back from smiling more often? One of our dentists can show you how veneers can easily change the shape or size of your teeth for a quick smile makeover.
Alignment and Spacing: You don’t have to choose between having slightly crooked teeth or gaps between your teeth and wearing braces anymore. Veneers can hide these minor orthodontic issues and give you a nice, straight smile without ever having to wear braces.
Your dentist starts the porcelain veneers procedure by removing a thin layer of enamel from the front of each tooth that will have a veneer. This will allow the veneer to lie flush with your other teeth. Next, he or she takes impressions of your teeth so the dental lab can create your custom veneers. You’ll go home with temporary veneers, which come off once your dentist attaches your permanent veneers to your teeth. Our dentist in Norcross will help you decide if veneers are the right choice for you since once you have enamel removed, you will always need a restoration on the tooth.
What Do Porcelain Veneers Cost on Average?
We figure your porcelain veneers cost by determining how many veneers you will need and how difficult the veneers will be to place. The type of veneers you select will also affect your cost. If you call us and request a consultation, one of our dentists will assess your unique needs and provide you with a quote.
How Do Porcelain Crowns Differ from Veneers?
Veneers cover the front of a tooth, whereas a crown covers the entire tooth. Because of this coverage, crowns give teeth additional strength. A crown can hold a dental bridge or protect a tooth which has had a root canal procedure while veneers cannot. If you only need cosmetic coverage and your tooth is healthy, a veneer is the more conservative option. Our dentist in Norcross can help you decide which restoration is right for you.
How Durable Are Veneers?
Your veneers can last for decades if you are careful not to chip them. Refrain from biting down on hard foods, such as raw carrots and croutons, with your front teeth. Don’t chew ice, pens or any other non-food objects. If you have a history of grinding your teeth in your sleep, ask your dentist about a custom night guard. You can also ask your dentist about getting a mouth guard if you enjoy playing contact sports.
What Special Care Do Veneers Require?
Veneers don’t require any special care at home. Continue your normal hygiene routine, except switch to a soft toothbrush and a non-abrasive toothpaste. Floss carefully around your veneers because the sides and back of your teeth can still get cavities.
How Do I Know If I Am a Good Candidate for Veneers?
Please phone our office at (678) 274-6981 to request a consultation with one of our dentists. You are probably a good candidate for porcelain veneers in Norcross if your teeth and gums are healthy and you are just looking for cosmetic enhancement.