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By 1st Choice Dental Care
August 27, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Veneers   cosmetic dentistry  

Porcelain VeneersYour dentists in Woodstock and Kennesaw, GA, know patients want to have better-looking smiles, but sometimes the cost can be too high. One of the best options to help improve the aesthetic of your teeth is veneers.

More About Veneers

Veneers are made of thin porcelain and used to resurface an individual's teeth, especially if they're damaged. They fix a variety of issues, such as:

  • Stained or discolored teeth, usually a result of drinking coffee or tea, poor hygiene, smoking, chewing tobacco, or tetracycline-containing.
  • Mishappened teeth, like crooked, overcrowded, and irregularly shaped teeth.

When you come into the Woodstock and Kennesaw office, your doctor will examine your teeth and assess whether veneers are right for you. If they decide you are a good candidate, then they'll first deal with any underlying issues, like cavities, first.

Your dentist will then take an impression of your teeth and send it to a lab where a custom set of veneers matching the color of your teeth will be made for you.

Your dentist will then remove some enamel from the surface of your teeth then cement the veneers. Your dentist removes some enamel, an irreversible process, you don't feel like your teeth are protruding. Your new veneers will feel smooth and properly aligned with the rest of your teeth.

In order to take proper care of your veneers, you need to brush twice a day and floss, at least once before bed. Changing your toothbrush when it's frayed is important to ensure teeth are properly cleaned. You also want to make sure you use fluoride-containing toothpaste and water and eat healthy food like carrots that scrape teeth clean.

For more information on veneers, contact your dentists in Woodstock and Kennesaw, GA, by calling (678) 293-8773. We will be more than happy to help you with your dental needs!

By 1st Choice Dental Care
August 27, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures

Cosmetic Dentistry ResultsWant a more beautiful smile? The dentists at 1st Choice Dental Care in Woodstock and Kennesaw, GA, understand the importance of a first impression, which is why they offer cosmetic dentistry.

Dental implants:

They are made up of a titanium post that is surgically inserted into your jaws to replace your missing tooth root. It creates stability, strength and prevents the weakening and shrinkage of your jawbone. The dentist then seals your gums and allows 3 to 6 months for osseointegration to occur. Your Woodstock and Kennesaw dentist then re-opens the area above the titanium post, inserts a screw, places an abutment above the screw and secures a crown on top that matches the rest of your teeth.

Some advantages of dental implants include:

  • Restoring one tooth, a few teeth or all of your teeth.
  • Unlike dentures, dental implants are fixed in place and don't fall out of place.
  • The dental implants can last a lifetime.
  • Restoring your bite and chewing function.

Veneers:

Veneers resurface an individual's damaged teeth. The dentist removes some enamel, an irreversible process, and places the veneers, made out of thin porcelain or plastic, on the surface of your teeth.

Here are some things veneers can help with:

  • Stained teeth or discolored
  • Mishappened teeth (crooked or chipped teeth)

Tooth Contouring and Reshaping:

Contouring and reshaping your teeth are simple, cosmetic procedures that will save you plenty of time and money, and can give you a more confident smile. They help with a variety of problems:

  • crooked
  • overlapping or crowded teeth
  • pits and/or grooves in enamel
  • chipped
  • cracked or fractured

Cosmetic dentistry is vital for improving the appearance of your teeth. If you would like to restore the beauty of your teeth, just call your Woodstock and Kennesaw, GA, dentists at 1st Choice Dental Care. Give us a call today at (678) 293-8773.

By 1st Choice Dental Care
May 08, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Veneers   cosmetic dentistry  

Sometimes improving your smile is as simple as covering up small imperfections that detract from the appearance of your teeth. The veneersdentists at 1st Choice Dental Care in Kennesaw, Marietta and Woodstock, GA, explain how veneers can touch up your smile.

Veneers transform teeth

The veneers process involves bonding a thin layer of porcelain over the front surface of teeth to conceal flaws or alter the shape. Veneers are made of porcelain or resin, two materials that look very much like tooth enamel. They're available in many shades of white, which makes it easy to match tooth color exactly.

Veneers treat several cosmetic issues

Crooked teeth are very noticeable every time you smile. Although orthodontic treatment may be helpful, you may want to consider veneers instead if you have one or two crooked teeth. Once a veneer is applied, a crooked tooth will look perfectly straight. Veneers are also a good choice if your tooth is strangely shaped or a little too short.

Decay, dental procedures and side effects of prescription medications can lead to tooth discoloration. Although teeth whitening treatment at our Kennesaw, Marietta or Woodstock offices can remove stains in the enamel layer of your tooth, it won't be helpful if the stain originates inside your tooth. Veneers hide these stains very effectively, improving your appearance. Would you like to whiten your entire smile but don't want to bother with teeth whitening treatment? Veneers offer a longer-lasting alternative to whitening treatments.

Veneers might be thin, but they provide excellent coverage for a range of surface flaws. They're particularly effective in hiding chips, pits and cracks.

Veneer care is simple

With proper care, your veneers will last for 10 to 15 years or longer. Regular brushing and flossing is the best way to keep your veneers looking good. And, although veneers they're deceptively strong, they can be damaged. Biting your nails or opening packages with your teeth can chip or break veneers. If you tend to grind your teeth at night, you'll want to wear a nightguard to prevent damage to your veneers.

Enhance your smile with veneers. Call your dentist's at 1st Choice Dental Care to make an appointment in their Kennesaw, Marietta or Woodstock, GA, offices.

By 1st Choice Dental Care
March 31, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Veneers  
BeSuretohaveThese3EssentialsCoveredBeforehandforVeneerSuccess

For over three decades, veneers have helped mask dental imperfections like chipping, staining or gaps and improve the appearance of millions of teeth. As the name implies, this thin layer of porcelain covers a tooth's visible surface and accurately mimics the texture, color and translucence of natural teeth.

Veneers could be just the solution you need for a more attractive smile. But before you begin treatment, be sure you have these 3 essentials in place to ensure a successful outcome.

True expectations. While the transformation of a tooth's appearance with a veneer can be astounding, veneers in general do have their limitations. You need an adequate amount of the tooth's structure present for a veneer to properly adhere — if not, you may need to consider a porcelain crown instead. Likewise, gaps and other misalignments may be too great for a veneer to cover: in that case, you should consider orthodontics. A thorough examination beforehand will determine if veneers are the best option for you.

An artisan team. Every veneer is custom made to match an individual patient's tooth shape and color, handcrafted by a skilled dental technician. There's also an art to the dentist preparing the tooth beforehand and then properly positioning the veneer for bonding to achieve the most attractive result. Be sure, then, that your veneer "team" comes highly recommended by others.

The best materials. The first porcelains were powdered glass ceramics mixed with water to form a paste. Technicians shaped the paste in successive layers and as it oven-cured it took on the beautiful translucence of natural teeth. Unfortunately, this type of porcelain could be brittle and prone to shattering when subjected to heavy biting forces. In recent years, though, we've begun to use ceramics reinforced with other materials like Leucite for added strength. Today, the materials dentists use have much better durability.

If you would like more information on porcelain veneers, please contact us or schedule an appointment for a consultation. You can also learn more about this topic by reading the Dear Doctor magazine article “Porcelain Veneers.”

By 1st Choice Dental Care
October 27, 2016
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Veneers   cosmetic dentisty  

Always wanted that Hollywood smile? Find out how dental veneers can achieve this.

Would you have the perfect smile if it weren’t for those chips in your front teeth? Would your smile be ideal if you didn’t have gray veneersdiscolorations for all the world to see? It may seem as if your smile is just so close to perfect but not quite. That’s where our Woodstock, Marietta and Kennesaw, GA dentists come in. We can easily improve your smile’s appearance with dental veneers.

Veneers are a great and minimally invasive way to get the more attractive smile you want without having to deal with a lot of tooth preparation, as you would if you got dental crowns. Veneers are made from thin layers of porcelain that are designed to match the shade of your smile. They even reflect light just like natural teeth do, so the only person that will know you have dental veneers is you (of course, unless you want to tell people; we don’t blame you if you do!).

Dental veneers may be as thin as a fingernail but they can still cover an extensive amount of dental flaws including:

  • Cracks, chips and breaks
  • Small spaces between two teeth
  • Discolorations that whitening treatment can’t address
  • Minor crookedness and overlapping
  • Malformed or oddly shaped teeth

While veneers can easily get your smile brighter and straighter, our Woodstock, Marietta and Kennesaw cosmetic dentists want you to know that veneers aren’t able to hide more severe crookedness or improve major misalignments. Only braces will be able to achieve the results you need for a better, healthier smile; however, veneers are an amazing alternative to braces if you just want to hide that small space between your front teeth or cover a tooth that may be a bit crooked.

Turn to 1st Choice Dental Care in Woodstock, Marietta and Kennesaw, GA for all of your cosmetic dentistry needs. Our goal is to make your smile look and feel its best. If you want to get dental veneers give us a call today!



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