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Porcelain Veneers Buford, GA

Porcelain veneers can be used for subtle changes or a complete smile makeover. A porcelain veneer is a thin, almost clear shell of tooth like material that a dentist will bond to the front of a tooth. This is a very popular cosmetic dentistry procedure because of the dramatic changes they can make to your smile. Dr. Alla Brown and Dr. Amanda Newberry offer porcelain veneers to patients who want to improve the beauty, health, or function of their teeth.

What Are Porcelain Veneers?

A porcelain veneer is a shell bonded to the front of a tooth to improve its appearance. It is made of high-quality ceramic that we can craft to match the color, translucency, and texture of your surrounding teeth.

Porcelain veneers help to create a seamless and natural-looking smile for anyone with cosmetic flaws. They are very durable, versatile, and stain-resistant. This makes them more popular than other cosmetic dentistry choices that are less durable and will not last as long.

Porcelain Veneers Before & After

We restored this patient’s smile using a combination of porcelain veneers and porcelain crowns.

Before porcelain veneers in Buford Georgia

Before Porcelain Veneers Treatment

After porcelain veneers in Buford Georgia

After Porcelain Veneers Treatment

What Kind of Cosmetic Flaws Can Porcelain Veneers Fix?

A dentist can use porcelain veneers for several cosmetic and functional concerns. Dr. Brown or Dr. Newberry will examine your teeth to determine the extent of your cosmetic problems. This will determine if porcelain veneers are the best solution for you. They often suggest porcelain veneers for the following situations:

  • Correct misshapen teeth
  • Align crooked teeth
  • Closing spaces between teeth
  • Repairing chipped or broken teeth
  • Covering stained or discolored teeth

In some cases, the dentist can use them to correct the appearance of crooked or misshaped teeth and help you avoid orthodontic treatment.

The Porcelain Veneer Process: What to Expect

The material that forms porcelain veneers closely resembles tooth enamel in part because it is almost clear, much like actual tooth enamel. This effect is what makes for a bright, beautiful, natural looking smile. With the use of porcelain veneers, anyone can have the perfect smile they have always wanted.

It generally takes about three to five visits to complete the process of designing, creating, and applying porcelain veneers.

Consultation & Evaluation – The application of porcelain veneers requires the services of an expert cosmetic dentist, who will complete a very thorough evaluation before beginning the process. Our dentist will inspect your teeth, gums, and mouth using high-tech dental imaging to determine if porcelain veneers are right for you. Next, she will create a treatment plan that outlines your specific process.

Preparation – In order to apply the porcelain veneers, the dentist must remove a small amount of tooth enamel. Then, they will place temporary veneers on the teeth to protect them while the permanent veneers are skillfully crafted in a dental lab.

In most cases, we will place temporary dental veneers over the teeth to protect them until the permanent dental veneers are ready. However, this is not always necessary.

Final Placement – Once the permanent veneers are complete, your dentist will secure them to your teeth to create an unforgettable smile that will last a lifetime. Unlike tooth whitening or other cosmetic procedures, which you must repeat often, porcelain veneers are a long lasting solution which will provide you with a lifetime of beautiful smiles.

Aftercare – Porcelain veneers require some special care. Your Lanier Smiles dentist will review instructions with you, and show you how to floss and brush the dental veneers.

Porcelain Veneers FAQs

Dr. Brown and Dr. Newberry are ready to address common questions about porcelain veneers. These thin, custom-made shells will enhance the appearance of your teeth. Here, we will address the treatment process, their durability, and more to help you make an informed decision about your smile transformation.

How much do porcelain veneers cost?

The cost of veneers depends on a few things. The health and condition of your teeth, the number of veneers you need, and the type of veneer we use are all factors that will effect the cost. We will evaluate your smile to see if this treatment is best for you and your needs and goals. We will review all costs before you make your final decision.

Are there any alternatives to porcelain veneers?

Yes, dental bonding is an alternative to porcelain veneers. Some patients may choose bonding because it can fix minor dental concerns without permanently altering the tooth. It is also a much more affordable treatment. However, tooth bonding does not offer the same durability, will not last as long, and is not as stain-resistant as porcelain veneers. Your dentist can help you weigh the pros and cons of each cosmetic treatment.

What are Lumineers?

Lumineers are a brand of minimal prep dental veneers. This means they require little to no tooth enamel removal before the dentist places the veneers. This type of restoration is not for everyone. Your dentist will evaluate your smile to determine if a no prep veneer is right for you.

Is it painful to get porcelain veneers?

The process of getting porcelain veneers is typically not painful. Most of our patients report very little to no pain at all during the dental veneer process. Before placing the porcelain veneers, we will use a local anesthetic to numb your mouth to ensure comfort. You will be unable to feel any pain during the procedure. However you will feel the movement as the dentist works on your teeth. While recovering, you may experience mild discomfort or sensitivity. Overall, the placement of porcelain veneers is a well-tolerated cosmetic dental procedure.

Will I need to replace my porcelain veneers?

Porcelain veneers are durable and long-lasting but they are not meant to last forever. You will need to replace them over time due to wear and tear. If your porcelain veneers become loose, damaged, or chipped, you will have to replace them. The key to making your dental veneers last is proper care. Porcelain veneers can last 10 to 15 years or more if you take good care of them. Factors like oral hygiene, diet, and habits impact their longevity. Regular dental check-ups ensure early detection of any issues, allowing timely maintenance or replacement when necessary.

How long does the porcelain veneer process take?

It will take Dr. Brown or Dr. Newberry two to three appointments to complete your porcelain veneer process. Your cosmetic consultation involves an exam and treatment planning. The next two appointments involve preparing your teeth, taking impressions, and then placing the permanent dental veneers. The whole process will take less than a month.

Do porcelain veneers damage natural teeth?

To create room for the dental veneers, your dentist will remove a small amount of enamel. There is minimal damage to your tooth. A skilled cosmetic dentist like Dr. Brown or Dr. Newberry will aim to preserve the tooth structure while achieving the desired look. When placed correctly, porcelain veneers are considered safe and minimally invasive.

Are porcelain veneers permanent?

Dental veneers are a long-term dental treatment. The restoration that we place will not last forever since they only last 10-15 years or more with proper care. However, you have to replace them once they are damaged or worn down since we remove a portion of the natural tooth.

Do veneers feel like natural teeth?

Porcelain veneers closely resemble natural teeth in both appearance and feel. The material mimics the translucency and texture of natural enamel. Porcelain also provides a smooth surface. Our patients often find porcelain veneers feel comfortable and look like natural teeth. They also seamlessly integrate with the surrounding natural teeth.

Book a Consultation for Porcelain Veneers in Buford, GA

Porcelain veneers are a remarkable cosmetic dentistry treatment. They are a powerful treatment that can transform any smile. If you are interested in learning more about porcelain veneers in Buford, GA, please call (678) 359-4707 or request an appointment online today.