You'd love to change some of your smile defects. Two problems really bother you: a chipped incisor and a gap between your two front teeth. At 1st Choice Dental Care in Woodstock and Kennesaw, your team of four dentists and their professional staff frequently recommend porcelain veneers to refresh smiles and correct obvious defects. Learn more about these ceramic laminates and how they could help your smile be all you want it to be.
What are porcelain veneers?
They are a very popular cosmetic dentistry treatment at 1st Choice Dental in Woodstock and Kennesaw. Thin and tooth-shaped, these realistic laminates cover the front of teeth marred by:
- Stains which cannot be whitened
- Craze lines (vertical cracks in tooth enamel)
- Uneven tooth length and odd shape
- Overlapping and crowding
Custom-fabricated at a dental lab in the area, veneers regularize tooth size, configuration and color and also strengthen tooth structure. Your dentist removes a thin portion of enamel from each tooth and takes oral impressions and photos to give the lab ceramist specifics on how your smile is to look and bite. A tooth-colored cement renders natural-looking shading and also creates a solid bond between tooth and veneer.
The veneer process
It takes two to three visits to 1st Choice Dental Care. The first is your complimentary consultation during which your dentist will examine your teeth and gums and detail a treatment plan right for your oral health, personal appearance and of course, your preferences. The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry asserts that this phase of treatment is critical to your smile's longevity and to your personal satisfaction with your makeover--no matter how simple or extensive it may be.
The other appointments involve the impressions, enamel preparation and veneer placement and adjustment. In all, it may be a few weeks before you have your permanent veneers in place.
At home, you'll adjust to your laminates relatively quickly. And, as you care for them, be sure to carefully floss and brush, and avoid hard foods such as taffy and nuts. Get your six-month dental check-ups and cleanings, and you should see your porcelain veneers last at least ten years.
Learn all you can
Arrange a cosmetic dentistry consultation at 1st Choice Dental Care today to find out how our dentists can help you achieve your brightest and most attractive smile. Porcelain veneers could be part of your care plan. For either our Woodstock or Kennesaw, GA, location, phone (678) 293-8773.