A veneer is a thin shell of porcelain that fits over a tooth to alter its color, shape, or size. At Greater Dental Health, each veneer is custom-made to fit the patient's tooth and designed to look completely natural in the patient's mouth. Veneers often correct minor cosmetic imperfections such as stains, chipping, or misshapen teeth. While veneers are durable enough to resist staining from coffee, wine, and other common foods and beverages, they are not meant to last indefinitely and may eventually need to be replaced.
Porcelain veneers can last up to ten years or more before needing to be replaced. Patients who want to prolong the life of their veneers should practice good oral hygiene and visit the dentist regularly for checkups and cleanings.
Dental veneers have become a popular option for those looking to enhance the appearance of their smile. Ideal candidates for dental veneers are those who require minor improvements in terms of aesthetic appeal, such as fixing the following imperfections:
Veneers can give you a smile that is more uniform, straighter, and whiter than you currently have. They are also stain-resistant, so you will not have to worry about staining them with your morning coffee. They can help disguise chipped, cracked, or worn teeth and minor misalignments or gaps between your teeth.
Some patients get veneers to close small gaps in their smiles, while others get veneers for more comprehensive cosmetic improvements. The benefits of veneers include:
Before applying a veneer, our dentist will thoroughly examine your teeth and gums to ensure this treatment is right for you.
The dentist will remove a thin layer of enamel from your tooth to accommodate the dental veneer and then reshape it to match the rest of your smile.
As we custom make your dental veneers in our lab, we will fit you with temporary veneers.
We will apply a bonding agent to the veneer's back surface and use a special light to harden the material into position.
At our dental office, we understand that navigating the world of insurance can be overwhelming and confusing. We're proud to be in-network with most major PPO dental insurance plans.
We want to ensure that our patients feel comfortable and confident regarding their coverage for veneer treatment. Our knowledgeable team is here to assist you every step of the way by working closely with your provider to determine your benefits and estimate any out-of-pocket costs associated with your procedure.
Our beautiful Peachtree Corners dentist office is conveniently located in the Peachtree Corners Town Center. Plenty of free parking is available on the top level of the parking deck.
5210 Town Center Blvd, Ste. 310
Peachtree Corners, GA 30092
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A veneer is a thin shell made from porcelain or composite resin that is bonded to the surface of a tooth to improve its color, size, shape, and alignment. Veneers are bonded to the front of your teeth to improve their appearance.
Although veneers are typically considered a cosmetic procedure, they are also often recommended for patients with fractured teeth because they protect the tooth from further damage and help hold the two halves together until they can get treated.
While porcelain veneers are stain-resistant and durable, they will still need proper care to ensure they last as long as possible. Your teeth are particularly vulnerable to damage immediately after they've been restored with veneers, so it's important that you exercise caution until the area has completely healed.
Getting porcelain veneers usually takes two visits to our dentist's office. On your first visit, our dentist will prepare your teeth for the veneer procedure by taking impressions of your upper and lower teeth. Our dentist will also talk to you about what you are looking for in terms of shape, size, and color for your veneers. The material will be custom-made in a lab before being sent back to our dentist so that they can permanently affix it to your tooth.
Once your veneers are ready, you will return for your appointment to have them placed. Sometimes, temporary veneers will be placed while you wait for your permanent ones. The placement of each veneer will take approximately 15 minutes per tooth. Once the process is complete, you will be able to leave our office with a brand-new smile!
Dental veneers are made from thin, durable porcelain material. They are custom designed to improve the size, shape, and color of your smile. This means that they fit comfortably over your teeth without creating any sharp edges or rough areas that can irritate your gums. As a result, most patients experience no pain when getting dental veneers placed.
You may also experience some mild discomfort after the anesthesia wears off. This is common for all dental procedures as your mouth needs time to adjust to having dental work done on it. Similar to the sensitivity you may feel after the procedure, this discomfort should go away within a day or two. Our dentist may recommend using an ice pack to reduce swelling and inflammation in the soft tissues. If pain persists past two or three days, you should consult our dentist to see if additional treatment is necessary.
Porcelain veneers can last up to ten years or more before needing to be replaced. Patients who want to prolong the life of their veneers and maintain them in their best condition should practice good oral hygiene and visit the dentist regularly for checkups and cleanings.
Because placing dental veneers is minimally invasive, most patients experience no pain or discomfort during treatment. The only required preparation is the removal of a thin layer of enamel, which can be completed under a local anesthetic. Your comfort is of the utmost importance to us. Let us know if you're feeling any anxiety or are worried about experiencing pain during treatment. We're here to help make sure you feel at home.
Taking proper care of your veneers is just as important as caring for your natural teeth. However, while veneers are extremely durable, it's still a good idea to be as gentle as possible in order to protect the polish and keep them looking good as new. To care for your veneers, you should do the following: