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If you have stained, oddly shaped teeth or gaps between your teeth, it is hard to smile with confidence. Our dentists in Suwanee use porcelain veneers to give patients a nice smile they can be proud to show off. When you’re proud of your teeth, you smile more often and appear friendlier and more approachable.
What Are Veneers Porcelain?
Porcelain veneers are thin, tooth-colored coverings which are custom made to fit on the front of your teeth to mask cosmetic imperfections. They are durable and very closely resemble natural teeth. With veneers, you can hide:
Tooth Color: The most conspicuous feature in your smile is the color of your teeth. If teeth bleaching isn’t producing the results you desire, or you have one tooth with intrinsic stains that won’t respond to a bleaching agent, veneers are an ideal solution. Pearly white porcelain teeth will make you appear younger and healthier.
Tooth Size and Shape: Veneers will hide a misshapen or chipped tooth, giving you an attractive smile in as little as two appointments. Teeth with chips in them can ruin an otherwise well-groomed appearance. You can also cover short teeth, making them appear longer with natural variations in their length.
Alignment and Spacing: Minor alignment issues or unsightly gaps between your teeth can mar your smile, causing others to focus on these issues when you smile. Veneers can hide minor orthodontic issues, allowing you to smile with confidence.
The porcelain veneers procedure varies, but your dentist can typically complete it in two appointments. During your initial appointment, you select a veneer color and your dentist removes a thin layer of enamel from the front of your tooth to accommodate the veneer. He or she will also make a mold for the dental lab fabricating your veneers. On your subsequent visit, your dentist will ensure your veneer will fit properly before bonding it in place. You will wear a temporary veneer between appointments unless you choose a no-prep brand of veneer that does not require tooth reduction.
What’s the Typical Porcelain Veneers Cost?
There is no typical porcelain veneers cost because everyone has unique needs. One patient may need a single veneer to cover a chipped tooth while another patient may want veneers on all of his or her top front teeth for a complete smile makeover. We also base your cost on the difficulty of placing the veneer. Please phone us and request a consultation. Your dentist will discuss your needs, create a treatment plan and tell you the anticipated cost.
How Do Porcelain Crowns Compare to Veneers Made of Porcelain?
Veneers allow you to change the color and shape of a tooth without making drastic changes to your tooth’s structure. Dentists suggest veneers for healthy teeth that need cosmetic enhancement and they suggest crowns for teeth that need structural stability. For example, you may need a crown put on a tooth after having a root canal procedure because the tooth will need additional strength but a veneer would work just fine to hide a healthy tooth discolored by prolonged antibiotic use.
How Long Do Veneers Usually Last?
You can expect your veneers to last for decades if you care for them properly. Refrain from using your teeth as tools to open lids or untie knots. Avoid chewing on hard candy or crunching on ice, which can chip both veneers and natural teeth. Ask your dentist about a custom-made mouth guard if you play hockey or other contact sports or if you clench or grind your teeth in your sleep.
Are Veneers Easy to Care for?
Your veneers won’t require any special care. Brush at least two times a day with a non-abrasive toothpaste and a soft toothbrush. Get regular dental exams to ensure your gums don’t recede, which can allow decay to start under the veneer.
How Can I Learn If Veneers Are the Right Choice for Me?
If you are considering porcelain veneers in Suwanee, call our office at (678) 448-4121 to request a consultation to see if you are a good candidate for veneers.