Are dental veneers right for me?
Over time, our teeth show signs of a well-lived life: gaps, discoloration, cracks, and minor misalignment. If you’re wondering how to deal with these cosmetic issues, but don’t want to have multiple dental procedures, find out if dental veneers are right for you.
A porcelain veneer is a thin, translucent shell of tooth-like material that is bonded to the front of teeth. Buford, GA dentists Dr. Alla Brown and Dr. Amanda Newberry offer porcelain veneers to patients who want to improve the beauty, health, or function of their teeth.
Many people choose at-home or in-office teeth whitening services. Dental veneers are made of medical-grade porcelain, which doesn’t absorb as many of the pigments found in wine, coffee, and other pigmented foods. Veneers are placed on top of most of the existing enamel, so you won’t have to worry about teeth whitening for a long time!
Dental veneers can also help hide minor cosmetic problems such as misalignment, small gaps between teeth, or small chips or fractures in the teeth. Instead of having extensive orthodontic work, dental veneers might be able to solve multiple problems at once. Each dental veneer is customized to the individual, and Dr. Brown and Dr. Newberry consult with each patient individually, so our team can ensure your veneers are perfect for you and your needs.
If you’re a habitual tooth-grinder, Dr. Brown or Dr. Newberry will work with you to determine the best solution. Dental veneers can break off if you’re prone to grinding your teeth, but we’ll work with you to address the issues that might prevent you from benefitting from veneers. Fortunately, many people can eventually receive veneers once these underlying causes are addressed!
If you have very sensitive teeth, cosmetic bonding may be a better option, because veneers require the outer layer of enamel to be removed to attach to your natural teeth. Some patients have experienced increased tooth sensitivity after receiving dental veneers. Our experienced team will consult with you to determine the best course of action to help you create a brighter smile.
To learn more about whether porcelain veneers are right for you, schedule an appointment with Lanier Cosmetic & Family Dentistry. Call 678-359-4707 or schedule an appointment online today.