Chipped, discolored, or crooked teeth can make you feel self-conscious about your appearance and cause you to hide your smile.
At Dental Group South, Inc. in Stockbridge, GA, Dr. Vernon Greene offers porcelain veneers to conceal a wide range of cosmetic flaws.
So why should you enhance your smile with dental veneers?
Porcelain Veneers Can Transform the Look of Your Smile
Dr. Greene uses advanced dental ceramic to create veneers which mimic the qualities of natural teeth. He can carefully color-match the porcelain to the shade of your smile.
Veneers offer a beautiful solution for a variety of imperfections, including chips, gaps, cracks, and misalignment. Dr. Greene can also use veneers to address stained teeth which do not respond to teeth whitening.
Quality You Can Feel
We use medical-grade dental porcelain to craft each of our custom veneers. This material is remarkably strong and can last 10 years or more when cared for appropriately.
Let's explore the veneers placement process...
Good Candidates Meet Several Considerations
Before traditional veneers are placed, a small amount of enamel must be removed to achieve a natural appearance. A broader range of patients qualify for minimal and no-prep veneers, such as Lumineers®, however, some patients with very worn or thin enamel might not be eligible for veneers.
No Teeth Grinding
The clenching and grinding that characterizes bruxism can fracture porcelain. Patients can often protect their veneers with an oral appliance. In other cases, your dentist might recommend resolving the issue before placing veneers.
Only Minor Misalignment
While veneers can conceal small gaps and minor misalignment, severely crooked teeth might require orthodontic treatment for the best results.
Prepared for a Permanent Change
Veneers require permanent modifications to your teeth. This means that any teeth treated with veneers will require restoration of some kind in the future. Minimal-prep veneers can provide a reversible alternative for candidates that qualify.
Will People Be Able to Tell That I Have Veneers?
Until recently, veneers could appear too perfect, unnatural, or bulky. Fortunately, with today's state-of-the-art materials, they are virtually indistinguishable from natural teeth.
Each patient's results will vary depending on their individual goals. But you can generally expect a brighter, more balanced, and more youthful-looking smile.
Remarkable Natural-Looking Enhancement
The appearance of this patient's teeth was compromised by stains and other damage.
Veneers provide a stunning rejuvenation by concealing these concerns.
How To Protect Your New Smile
You can care for veneers just like natural teeth. However, you will need to take extra care to avoid:
- Chewing on ice
- Opening packages with your teeth
- Biting your fingernails
- Chewing on pens or other objects
If you play contact sports or grind your teeth, your dentist can provide a customized mouthguard to protect your new smile.
Explore Your Options
While treatments such as dental bonding can address a number of imperfections, the results do not last as long as veneers. Teeth whitening can eliminate stains on the surface of darkened teeth, but deep stains such as those caused by certain medications need to actually be concealed. Orthodontics permanently improve the alignment of your smile, but treatment can take months or even years, and requires discipline and care to maintain results.
Porcelain veneers can provide a dramatic enhancement to your smile in just two office visits. Veneers can give you 10 years or more of gleaming, confident smiles with proper care. For this reason, veneers are one of the most sought-after treatments in cosmetic dentistry.