Cosmetic dentistry offers a wide variety of options for patients desiring either a subtle or dramatic change to the appearance of their smile, but one of the most popular and long lasting is porcelain veneers.

There are several types of dental veneers, but porcelain veneers offer permanent, comfortable and long lasting results- they can last for years with the proper oral hygiene and preventive care with Dr. Alla Brown at Lanier Family and Cosmetic Dentistry in Buford.

Dental veneers can be used for cosmetic correction and as a solution for dental problems such as gaps between teeth, discolored teeth, and chipped or broken teeth.

Dr. Brown offers her Buford area dental patients options for using dental veneers to correct a cosmetic or health problem:

Composite resin veneers: Dr. Brown will skillfully place composite veneers, sculpting the biocompatible material to fit aesthetically with the patient’s natural teeth- this type of veneer is also removable and will have to be replaced over time;
Porcelain veneers: using high quality material, porcelain veneers offer a permanent restoration and are matched to a patient’s natural tooth color for beautiful results.

Porcelain veneers, which require minor tooth preparation, are highly stain resistant and are made of a thin, translucent material that also reflects light in the same way a natural tooth does, allowing them to blend seamlessly with a patient’s natural smile.

Custom fit and made in a dental lab, porcelain veneers allow a patient to function normally after treatment, eating and speaking without noticing that they are there! After the placement of the veneers, Dr. Brown will educate her patients on the proper care of veneers in order to maximize their longevity.

As an alternative, composite veneers, also known as tooth bonding, can be completed in a single visit because there is little to no tooth prep required. This type of veneer is appropriate for minor cosmetic and dental health problems and is removable.