As you age, your teeth start to show the wear and tear of a life well lived. These cracks, gaps, chips, discoloration, and misalignments can make us start to feel self-conscious. Maybe you’ve realized you don’t smile as freely as you once did. You may look at your smile and be overwhelmed by all the different flaws you see. Maybe you think of the amount of work that you may need to fix your smile and feel dread. Dental veneers could be an option to correct these problems in just a few office visits with just one procedure instead of multiple.
Why Try Porcelain Dental Veneers?
With porcelain dental veneers, Lilburn GA dentist Dr. Harry McCool can improve the aesthetics of your smile by correcting the color, shape, and spacing of your teeth. Dental veneers can be used to close spaces between your teeth, lengthen small or misshapen teeth or whiten stained teeth. If your teeth are chipped or are showing signs of wear, porcelain veneers can protect them from further damage and also revitalize their appearance in a way that looks and feels natural.
When you eat dyed foods or ones that are acidic like coffee, most fruit, and sugar, it can damage your enamel, resulting in tooth sensitivity or discoloration. Digestion begins in the mouth as soon as you take a bite, and everything we eat affects our teeth, some more than others. You may consider having your teeth whitened, or dental veneers may be the right option for you if you have multiple concerns that need to be addressed.
If you suffer from minor gaps between teeth, or a few misaligned teeth, dental veneers are be a quicker and more affordable option than orthodontic treatment. Porcelain veneers are created and customized for each patient’s mouth. Dr. McCool can design your veneers to cover any minor misalignment, gaps, or cracks that may have you feeling self-conscious..
The installation process begins with the removal of the outermost layer of enamel. Then your veneers are simply attached to your teeth and fastened with an adhesive. This process is unlike the installation of a dental crown, where teeth are removed or altered. In this case the teeth in your smile will still be your own but covered with a protective layer to protect them from further degradation and make them look like new. The result is an enhanced version of your smile!
Things to Know
In some cases, porcelain veneers may not be the best option at this time. Individuals who suffer from bruxism (habitual grinding of teeth) may need to address the issue before veneers are installed or risk damaging their new investment. Patients that have very sensitive teeth may not want to undergo the procedure until this issues is addressed. Fortunately, with a few accomodations, most patients are able to benefit from veneers or are able to consider other cosmetic options provided by Dr. McCool.
To learn more about porcelain veneers and if they’re right for you, schedule an appointment with Dr. McCool and our dental care team. Call 770.450.4407 or schedule a complimentary consultation online today.