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Along with eye contact, a white and winning smile is essential for making a great first impression. If the teeth in your smile suffer from cosmetic imperfections, chips or unappealing stains, it can affect your social life. To treat a problem of this magnitude, your dentist, Dr. Brett Langston, might recommend custom-shaped and shaded porcelain dental veneers.

These custom-shaped porcelain shells are designed in a professional dental lab to fit over the faces of each tooth in your smile. They look like healthy, scintillatingly white tooth enamel. One extra benefit is that the porcelain material is not as receptive to staining foods and beverages. This will allow you to maintain a bright, white smile between dental cleanings.

Dr. Brett Langston will first examine the teeth in your smile to make sure you have sufficient enamel to secure a veneer. If you have one or more teeth that have been compromised by a past filling or current cavities, he might recommend restoring the tooth enamel with a porcelain dental crown.

Dr. Brett Langston will then make a detailed impression of each tooth in your smile. This will be sent to a dental lab to serve as a guide while the technicians work to produce your final veneers.

When the veneers are ready, Dr. Brett Langston will call you back in for a follow-up appointment. Then, he will remove a small amount of enamel from the face of each tooth before cementing the porcelain shell into place.

If you would like to cosmetically improve your unappealing smile with dental veneers in Decatur, Georgia, you should call (404) 321-4588 to schedule an appointment at Dental Implant and Aesthetic Specialists of Atlanta.