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Dental veneers, which are often referred to as “Hollywood teeth” due to their popularity among many celebrities, help patients fix minor imperfections in their teeth that cause a cosmetic concern. This cosmetic procedure can fix a range of issues, including chips, cracks, severe stains, worn down teeth, minor misalignments and much more.

Our cosmetic dentist team helps patients achieve a more attractive smile that brings them increased confidence each day through dental veneers treatment. To learn more about the treatment option and to determine if veneers are right for you, reach out to our team today.

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What are dental veneers?

Dental veneers are thin layers of porcelain material that are placed over the surface of existing teeth to fix imperfections and improve the appearance of the patient’s smile. Each dental veneers is customized to perfectly fit the existing tooth on which it is placed, and there are many benefits to the treatment, including the following:

  • Covers chips and cracks
  • Whitens stained teeth
  • Addresses minor misalignments
  • Lengthens shortened teeth
  • Durable and last for years

Dental veneers make the individual’s smile appear more attractive to others, which helps in many areas of life. A beautiful smile can help establish romantic relationships, appear more professional in a work setting and boost one’s confidence in social situations.

Dental veneers are primarily a cosmetic procedure, and they can help the appearance of one’s smile in a variety of ways. However, there are also oral health and functional benefits as well. Dental veneers cover and protect the enamel on the tooth, which protects teeth from cavities. Many patients also find it easier to eat after fixing damaged teeth with dental veneers. When compared to alternative solutions such as dental bonding, veneers have increased durability, and they can last for as many as fifteen years in many instances.

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When to consider dental veneers

There are many reasons to consider dental veneers, and they are a versatile cosmetic treatment option that can be used to treat a range of cosmetic concerns. Essentially, anyone who is not entirely happy with the appearance of their smile due to minor imperfections with one or more of their teeth should consider how dental veneers can benefit them. Here are several common issues that dental veneers can address:

  • Chips and cracks
  • Severe teeth stains
  • Teeth misalignments
  • Gaps between teeth
  • Effects of teeth grinding

Of course, there are many more reasons to consider treatment, and every veneer's patient decides on treatment for their own personal reasons. The best way to make an informed decision is to consult with a cosmetic dentist to discuss your goals for treatment and to learn more about veneers and any alternative solutions that might be an option.

As mentioned previously, dental veneers are primarily a cosmetic procedure, so they may not be the best option for more severely damaged teeth that require extensive support. If teeth are severely damaged or loosened, then a dental crown or the removal of the tooth and dental implant may be the best option for the patient’s oral health and function long-term.

How the dental veneers process works

We believe every patient is unique, and the process differs slightly for all. However, the first step in the dental veneers process is to give our cosmetic dentists a call and schedule a time to come in for an initial consultation. The consultation is non-invasive and casual, and it is primarily designed to learn more about the cosmetic, oral health and functional issues the patient is having and discuss goals for treatment.

If the patient decides on veneers treatment, then we can start the treatment process by taking an impression of the patient’s teeth, which we will use to customize the dental veneers. Before the impression, however, the cosmetic dentist may need to remove a small amount of dental enamel to allow enough space for the placement of the dental veneers.

It will then take a couple of weeks for the veneers to be customized in the laboratory, after which they are sent back to the dentist for the placement procedure. The placement involves the use of special bonding material to provide a secure hold of the dental veneer and an ultraviolet light to harden the veneer further into place. The cosmetic dentist may require a follow-up visit to ensure there are no complications. Overall, the dental veneers process is, relatively non-invasive and does not cause the patient much, if any, discomfort.

How to care for dental veneers

Another benefit to dental veneers is how easy it is to care for them. It does not feel different to the patient than that of a natural tooth, and the patient can care for their new set of beautiful teeth the same as they always have. This should include brushing several times a day and consistent use of floss and mouthwash, along with making all scheduled visits with the cosmetic dentist.

While veneers are incredibly durable, they are subject to chips and cracks in the same manner as natural tooth enamel if enough force is placed upon them. Subsequently, it is encouraged to be careful when eating hard and tough foods. Wearing a mouthguard during physical activity, in which a blow to the face is a possibility (sports, weightlifting, etc.) may also be a good idea.

Patients who grind their teeth while they sleep should also take caution to ensure their teeth are protected at night. If so, be sure to talk to a cosmetic dentist about a mouth guard for teeth grinding.

With proper care and by following the post-care instructions provided by the cosmetic dentist, your dental veneers can last for as many as ten or more years before you need to replace them.

Consult with us

Our friendly cosmetic dentist team can provide you with more information about dental veneers and answer any questions you may have. You can give us a call at any time, and we can schedule a convenient time for you to come in for your initial consultation. We believe our patients have a right to a beautiful smile, and dental veneers are a great way to fix any minor imperfections that exist.

GDC Smiles is located at 950 Washington Street NW Ste. J Gainesville, GA 30501.

(770) 504-5725