If you are unhappy with the appearance of your teeth, veneers may be a good option for you. This form of cosmetic dentistry helps to improve the appearance of teeth that are chipped, misaligned, generally worn and discolored.
Our professionals at Buckhead Dental Partners provide treatments and dental maintenance to guarantee that your teeth always look their best. The services of our cosmetic expert can solve dental issues caused by a number of factors including genetics, stress, and wear and tear.
During your visit, our dentist will determine if a dental veneer is the appropriate solution for your case. Dental veneers Atlanta are usually recommended for severe cases of chipping, cracking, and spacing of teeth, as well as wear and discoloration.
There are many advantages to veneers over other methods of cosmetic dentistry. Aside from the aesthetic benefits, dental veneers can also improve the function of your teeth as they protect the surface of a damaged tooth.
If you are considering getting veneers to improve the appearance of your teeth, here are a few of the most commonly asked questions about the procedure, which may help you in your decision.
What exactly are veneers?
Veneers are porcelain shells that are placed on the front of your teeth, and bonded into place by our cosmetic dentist Atlanta professional to help improve their appearance. The veneers are extremely thin, so they do not do add to the size of your teeth; however they are incredibly strong and durable.
How are the veneers put in place?
During your initial visit, our Atlanta dentist, Dr. Ballard, will prepare the tooth, so that he can get an impression to mold the veneer. He will have to trim the enamel that is on the front of the tooth. The amount of enamel that is shaved off is extremely minimal, and usually amounts to about what the thickness of the veneer itself will be.
Dr. Ballard will then take an impression of your tooth, so that the veneer can be made. The impression is sent to a Dental Lab, and in the meantime you will receive temporary veneers. It usually takes the lab around 7-10 days to make your veneers and send them back to us. Once they are received Dr. Ballard will put them in place to see how well they fit. If all is well, he will then cement them into place with a bonding agent.
How long will my dental veneer last?
The time frame can vary, but the average dental veneer that our Atlanta cosmetic professional provides usually lasts about five to fifteen years. This is only a general time frame, however, and there are many people that have had veneers last much longer than that, while others have had to replace them in just a few years.