Dental Implant and Aesthetic Specialists of Atlanta
Prosthodontic, Cosmetic, and Implant Dentistry located in Brookhaven, GA
Damaged or discolored teeth can be embarrassing. But with dental veneers, a popular cosmetic procedure that can fix the look of many common imperfections, you don’t have to hide your smile anymore. At Dental Implant and Aesthetic Specialists of Atlanta in Brookhaven, Georgia, Brett Langston, DMD, and his dental team perfect teeth with porcelain veneers. If you’re ready to see what veneers could do for you, request a consultation online or call the office today.
What are Dental Veneers?
Dental veneers are a minimally invasive cosmetic treatment to improve the look of your smile. Veneers are very thin overlays placed on the front of your teeth to fix cosmetic imperfections like gaps, chips, and discoloration.
Veneers are typically made from porcelain or resin. You can get a veneer on just one tooth, or you can get a smile makeover with veneers on all of your front teeth. Custom-designed for every patient, veneers look natural and beautiful inside the mouth.
Dr. Langston and the team often recommend porcelain veneers to patients who want to transform their smiles. Porcelain not only mimics the light-reflecting properties of tooth enamel for a natural look; it’s also stain-resistant to keep your smile whiter longer.
What Can Veneers Fix?
Some people worry that getting veneers can damage their teeth. The great news is that getting veneers will not hurt or ruin your real teeth. Some cosmetic procedures can be daunting but veneers can truly make a difference in your everyday interactions. When you are confident in your smile, it can change your approach to life. If you’re unhappy with the way your teeth look, getting porcelain veneers might be the answer you’re looking for. They restore your smile and can cover up any aesthetic imperfection that your teeth may display. Although it does not fix the problem, it does conceal them.
Porcelain veneers can perfect the look of teeth that are:
- Worn down
- Irregularly shaped
If you suffer from any of these problems, porcelain veneers may be the right solution for you.
What is the Process for Getting Dental Veneers?
Getting veneers begins with a consultation and oral exam at Dental Implant and Aesthetic Specialists of Atlanta. The team evaluates your mouth and talks with you about your goals for treatment. Your veneers will be customized to match the color, size, and shape you desire. If you decide to get veneers, you come back to the office for tooth preparation and modeling. Dr. Langston prepares the surface of your teeth for veneers by cleaning them and removing a small amount of enamel. Removing the enamel ensures the veneers will be flush with the rest of your teeth.
The team makes a model of your teeth that they use to create your veneers. When you come for veneer placement, Dr. Langston checks each veneer to ensure the perfect fit. He bonds the veneers to the front of your teeth to special cement. After bonding, the team evaluates your bite and makes final adjustments.
Dental veneers are permanent and the procedure can’t be reversed. Most veneers last 7-10 years with the right care, and you’ll need to get a new set of veneers after that.
Am I the Right Candidate for Dental Veneers?
An ideal candidate for dental veneers is someone who wants to improve the color or shape of their teeth. This can be anyone who has minor cosmetic imperfections or severely stained teeth that they want to be fixed. Veneers can be a great option for anyone but here are some ways to tell if you would be a good candidate for veneers.
If Your Teeth are Severely Stained or Discolored
While you can opt to have your teeth whitened using various treatments, cases of darker stains or intense discoloration might not go away using whitening products. When you get veneers you can cover the stains properly and safely.
If You Have Minor Cosmetic Imperfections
Getting veneers can help conceal crooked teeth, cracks, and other teeth damages. They also tend to provide the most lifelike corrections possible.
If You Have Several Cosmetic Problems
Veneers can fix multiple problems all at once. For instance, if you have slightly misshapen teeth, discolored teeth, and a cracked tooth, getting veneers can be a simple fix for them all.
If You Have Good Oral Health
It is extremely important to make sure you have healthy gums and teeth so that getting veneers doesn’t cover up a major health problem such as gum disease.
If You Have Enough Tooth Enamel
Even though the dentist has to remove some enamel to make room for the porcelain, the veneer won’t have a surface that is strong enough to properly bond if you do not have enough enamel. That is why having plenty of enamel is vital.