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Are you embarrassed by your smile? You may have healthy teeth, but a stained, chipped or misshapen tooth can have you hiding your smile behind your hand or smiling less often. Let our dentist at Dental Professionals of Vinings show you how veneers can hide unsightly teeth and change the color, shape or size of the teeth others see when you smile.
What Is a Porcelain Veneer?
Porcelain veneers are porcelain teeth facings that mask teeth with cosmetic flaws. Veneers are thin porcelain shells that your dentist orders specifically for you so they fit perfectly and blend in with your other teeth. You can get veneers to change your:
Tooth Color: Are your teeth yellow and dingy? With veneers you can have sparkling white teeth that will make you look years younger without needing frequent teeth bleaching treatments. Veneers can also hide a tooth with stains deep inside the tooth that will never come out. Whiter teeth will also make you look healthier and more attractive.
Tooth Size and Shape: Are you tired of people asking what happened to your tooth? A chipped tooth stands out and it will be the first thing people notice about your smile. Our dentist can hide a chipped tooth or a misshapen tooth with a natural-looking veneer that blends in with your other teeth. Now you don’t have to worry about an upcoming interview or event because your smile will dazzle whomever you talk to.
Alignment and Spacing: Are minor orthodontic issues causing you to smile less often? We can cover gaps or moderately crooked teeth with dental veneers and everyone will believe you were born with straight, evenly spaced teeth. Our dentists excel at retaining the unique characteristics of your smile.
The porcelain veneers procedure takes two visits and about two weeks to complete. During the first visit, your dentist will take off a very small amount of porcelain from the front of your tooth to accommodate the thickness of the veneer. This generally isn’t painful but you can always have your dentist administer a local anesthetic if you wish. He or she will also make an impression of your tooth for the dental lab and have you select the shade from a chart. You’ll receive temporary veneers to wear until your next appointment, when your dentist places your permanent veneers.
What’s the Porcelain Veneers Cost?
We calculate your specific porcelain veneers cost by determining the number of veneers needed and the difficulty of their placement. The type of veneers you select will also affect your cost. We suggest you call us to schedule a consultation so our dentist can evaluate your needs and then provide you with your estimated cost. Unfortunately, dental insurance plans rarely offer coverage for veneers.
Can Veneers Substitute for Porcelain Crowns?
While both are made from porcelain, veneers porcelain and crowns serve different functions. Veneers hide cosmetic flaws in healthy teeth while crowns stabilize and strengthen teeth. Crowns provide extra support because they completely encase a tooth while veneers only cover the front of a tooth. Our dentist in Vinings can help you decide on the type of restoration that will work best in your case.
How Long Do Veneers Normally Last?
Veneers can last for decades, but you need to treat them like natural teeth and protect them if you play any contact sports or grind your teeth in your sleep. Your veneers dentist can fit you with a custom mouth guard that offers superior protection compared to off-the-shelf mouth and night guards. Refrain from using your teeth instead of scissors to open packages and don’t chew on ice or very hard candy. This will help protect your natural teeth as well as your veneers.
How Do I Maintain My Veneers?
You don’t have to alter your oral care routine if you already use a non-abrasive toothpaste with fluoride and a soft toothbrush. You still need to floss and get regular professional cleanings although your hygienist will use special products to keep your veneers lustrous.
Where Can I Find a Dental Practice Offering Porcelain Veneers in Vinings?
Simply call our dental practice at (678) 448-4125 and arrange a consultation. We love to help patients transform their smile.