Dental Veneers

Cosmetic DentistryMany people who are unhappy with their smile feel that they either have to shell out an enormous amount of money to correct it or that they simply have to live with it. Neither of these need be the case, and at Pure Dental Health in Atlanta we are proud to offer patients a variety of choices for improving their smiles.

Dental veneers are an outstanding method of improving the appearance of the teeth without extremely invasive or expensive measures. Porcelain veneers are thin shells of porcelain placed over the teeth in order to modify the appearance, shape, size, and/or color of the natural teeth. Many people choose to have porcelain veneers placed to reduce gum exposure when they smile, to hide gaps in the teeth, to cover crooked or chipped teeth, and to create a white, vibrant smile. Porcelain dental veneers are not a perfect choice for everyone, therefore it is important that you do your research and that you choose a trusted dental practice with expertise and experience successfully placing veneers.

A quick Google search of “celebrities with veneers” will bring up many results that show just how successful porcelain veneers can be at transforming a person’s smile. Many people are almost unrecognizable before and after dental veneers because of the remarkable transformation that is able to be achieved through this simple dental procedure. It is also remarkable how drastic the results can be with relatively little dental work. Orthodontics take months, even years, to accomplish what dental veneers can provide in just a few weeks.

Dental porcelain veneers have been used for decades to help celebrities achieve beautiful smiles to make them “camera ready.” Today, this cosmetic procedure is available to people in all walks of life so that they, too, can achieve a smile that they are proud to show off. Many people make the decision to get dental veneers before a wedding, a job interview, or an advancement at work – any time that they feel that their appearance matters.

Dental veneers take approximately 2-3 visits over a few weeks to create and complete your new smile. The first step for this cosmetic procedure is meeting with your dentist to determine whether or not you are a good candidate for veneers. At Pure Dental Health, you will meet with one of our dentists to determine is porcelain veneers are right for you and what flaws veneers can hide. Our practice is proud to be able to provide digital imagery that will show you what your new smile can look like with veneers, making it easier to decide whether or not you want to move forward with the procedure. If it is decided that this is an appropriate and desired route to take, an outline of your teeth will be taken and the new design for your veneers will be sent to a lab to be created.

Before porcelain dental veneers can be placed on your natural teeth, your teeth will need to be prepared for veneers. A thin layer of the tooth enamel from the front of your teeth will have to be removed so that there is room for the veneers. This is the most important aspect of dental veneers to understand. While it is considered to be “minimally invasive,” the removal of any portion of dental enamel is a permanent action. In order to protect the teeth and hide the removal of enamel, dental veneers will need to be something that you always have. Once the veneers are created and the teeth are prepared, the final process of adhering the veneers to the teeth will be done. It is essential that a strong bond is achieved between the tooth and the veneer in order to keep the veneers in place and so that they are natural in appearance. The process of adhering the veneers to the teeth occurs in a single visit. You will walk in with one smile, and you will walk out with a new one!

Dental veneers are an ideal option for many people because they are individually sculpted for each patient. In most cases, it is nearly impossible to tell the difference between a natural tooth and a dental veneer. Patients are also often pleasantly surprised that porcelain veneers resist stains much better than the natural teeth. Maintaining porcelain dental veneers is typically as simple as maintaining proper oral health to your natural teeth. Routine brushing, flossing, and visits to the dentist will be required in order to promote optimal oral health. It will be important that you refrain from biting your nails, grinding your teeth, or opening bottles with your teeth so that you do not damage your veneers. Those without veneers should also avoid these actions.

If you would like more information about dental veneers and if they are the right choice for creating the smile you have always wanted, please contact Pure Dental Health in Atlanta today to schedule a consultation. We are proud to be a dental practice that is designed with your comfort in mind by putting your needs first. We accept many insurance plans and have payment options available for your convenience.

Posted on behalf of Dr. Justin Scott
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Pure Dental HealthAtlanta Dentist
2285 Peachtree Rd NE, Suite 203
Atlanta, GA 30309
Phone: (678) 666-3642