There are a number of dental problems out there that can make you feel like your smile is imperfect, or not good enough. Whether you are upset that your teeth are stained, chipped or even misaligned, there are lots of different cosmetic dentistry options available to you. However, the top choice for an all-in-one treatment is porcelain veneers in Alpharetta. Porcelain veneers are the easiest way to give you the smile of your dreams without undergoing several different treatments. Learn more about this popular cosmetic dentistry treatment from Old Milton Dental.
What are Porcelain Veneers?
Porcelain veneers are thin pieces of porcelain material that are shaped and colored to your desire. These thin porcelain shells are bonded to your teeth to give your teeth a new shape, size, and color. Veneers typically last up to 10 years, are extremely strong and durable, and do not stain! They are the optimal choice for patients who want a perfect smile with the least amount of procedures possible. You can have veneers placed on your top 6 and bottom 6 teeth to make every smile picture perfect, all the time!
What Problems Can Porcelain Veneers Address?
Porcelain veneers can address a lot of problems with one simple treatment. The following lists these problems:
- Chipped Teeth
- Gapped Teeth
- Cracked Teeth
- Discolored Teeth
- Minor Misalignment
- Gummy Smile
- Short Teeth
- Stained Teeth
- Unsymmetrical Teeth
Who is a Good Candidate for Porcelain Veneers?
If you have any of the above problems in your smile, you are on track to being a good candidate for porcelain veneers. To find out if they are right for you, you will need to schedule a consultation with our Alpharetta cosmetic dentist. During your visit to our dental office, we will examine your smile to determine if your problems are too severe for veneers or if they are a good match. If we find that you have unhealthy teeth or gum disease, we will take care of all restorative work first. Once your smile is back to complete health, we can discuss if veneers are the right option for you. Some patients will not be able to use veneers to solve their problems. We will suggest alternative treatments to help you meet your smile goals instead.
Porcelain Veneers Procedure Overview
Once the dentist determines that porcelain veneers are right for you, we will start the process for your porcelain veneers procedure. To start, we will discuss what your goals are and determine how many veneers you will need to accomplish them. We will also discuss the color of your veneers. If you want to have a whiter smile, we might recommend a whitening treatment first so that the teeth that will not have veneers match your teeth with veneers. After we determine just what exactly needs to be done, we will start your procedure.
First, we will need to prep your teeth for the veneers. This includes removing a thin layer of enamel to make room for the veneers. Next, we will take digital impressions of your teeth using our CEREC machine. We will use our computer technology to design your veneers and then using the CEREC, have them milled in-house. Once your veneers are done being made, our dentist will test the fit, shape, and color and make any necessary adjustments. Once you give the okay, we will bond them to your teeth. In just one simple visit, your smile is completely transformed with instant results!
Veneers Aftercare Instructions
To ensure your veneers last for as long as possible, it’s important to follow porcelain veneers aftercare instructions carefully. Our first word of advice: brush and floss your teeth at least twice a day. This will keep your teeth and gums healthy and prevent plaque and tartar from building up. You should also make sure that you visit our dentist office every 6 months for your routine dental exam and checkup. During these visits, we like to take the time to ensure your smile is healthy as well as provide preventive care. We will also take a look at the condition your veneers are in. If we notice anything off or problems rising, we will treat it as soon as possible.
Aside from preventive care, you should also be doing everything in your power to prevent physical damage from occurring to your veneers. This means that if you are prone to grinding or clenching your teeth at night, you make a habit of wearing a night guard. If this is a daytime habit, our dentist can provide you with a daytime guard. If you happen to play contact sports, make sure you wear a mouth guard to protect your teeth. Lastly, you should never use your teeth as tools or bite into hard objects or foods like ice as this can damage your veneers.
Benefits of Porcelain Veneers
Porcelain veneers can take care of multiple dental problems with one simple treatment. You can skip teeth whitening, bonding, and orthodontics and opt for porcelain veneers instead. The second benefit: veneers give you instant results! Imagine leaving your dentist office in one visit with perfect teeth. Lastly, veneers are long lasting. You don’t have to worry about cosmetic work for another 10 years!
Perfect Your Smile with Porcelain Veneers in Alpharetta Today
If you’re ready to achieve your ideal smile, why not consider porcelain veneers from Old Milton Dental? Our cosmetic dentists are ready to meet with you to give you porcelain veneers. Give us a call or use our online form to schedule an appointment today!