3710 Old Milton Parkway, Suite 101, Alpharetta, GA 30005
When you meet people, one of the first things about you they notice is your smile. Having sparkling, straight teeth, free of chips or other flaws, makes a great first impression. If your teeth are not the best they can be, it will affect your self-confidence and you may smile less. Our goal is to help you have the nicest possible smile using the most conservative treatment.
Dental veneers are custom-made, thin porcelain false fronts for teeth that mask a number of cosmetic issues. They are stain resistant and have a natural appearance. Dental veneers are also very durable. With veneers, you can hide:
Tooth Color: Veneers hide deep stains, such as stains from too much fluoride, tetracycline or trauma, in your teeth that professional teeth bleaching treatments cannot lighten. One discolored tooth will stand out unless you have a dentist cover it with a veneer that is the same shade as the rest of your teeth. You can also brighten the color of the teeth that show when you smile for a more youthful appearance.
Tooth Size and Shape: Porcelain veneers can lengthen short teeth or change the shape of your teeth. Veneers can also cover a chipped tooth, giving you a straight and even smile.
Alignment and Spacing: Veneers can fill in gaps in your teeth or mask a slightly misaligned tooth. One of our dentists will assess your teeth during your consultation to determine if veneers or braces are best in your unique situation.
During the porcelain veneers procedure, your dentist will shave off a small bit of enamel off the front of your tooth to make room for the veneer. Next, your dentist makes an impression for the dental lab and places temporary veneers until your next appointment. In about two weeks, you’ll return so your dentist can check the fit and then cement the permanent veneer to the front of your tooth. Not all veneers require your dentist to remove enamel from the front of your tooth. Our dentist in Alpharetta will help you select your veneers.
We base your porcelain veneers cost on the number and type of veneers you need to achieve your smile goals. Some patients need one veneer while others choose to have veneers put on the top six or eight teeth that show when you smile for a complete makeover. Your dentist will also consider how difficult it will be to place the veneers when estimating your porcelain veneers cost. If you call for a consultation, your dentist can assess your needs and tell you your anticipated cost. Call today to learn how affordable your dream smile is at our office.
Crowns encase an entire tooth, however, veneers only cover the front of the tooth. Both will change the appearance of a tooth, but a veneer is a more conservative way to achieve cosmetic enhancement because your dentist won’t have to remove much of the tooth to place a veneer as opposed to the amount needed to place a crown. Dentists suggest veneers for cosmetic reasons only, however, they will suggest a crown when a tooth needs added strength.
Veneers usually last for at least a decade and usually for up to 20 years with regular dental exams. Your veneers will have their longest lifespan if you always wear a mouth guard when engaging in contact sports. If your dentist notices your teeth appear worn from bruxism, he or she can supply you with a custom night guard to protect your veneers and your other teeth from damage. Avoid biting very hard foods with veneers; you should cut the food and chew it with your back teeth to avoid chipping your veneers.
Regular brushing and flossing is essential, but you must be careful to use a non-abrasive brand of toothpaste and a soft toothbrush on your porcelain teeth. You will also need regular dental exams to allow your dentist to check your veneers as well as your other teeth.
If you’re interested in porcelain veneers in North Point, call our office at (678) 274-6985 and request a consultation. You’ll also learn more about our professional, caring practice during your consultation.