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What Are Porcelain Veneers?
A veneer is a thin porcelain shell which is permanently bonded to the front of a tooth, creating a new front surface. Veneers are extremely versatile, and they can mimic natural teeth almost perfectly.
By restoring or fine-tuning position, shape, and tooth color, veneers are used to improve many wide-ranging dental problems, including chipped, crooked, missing, malformed, poorly spaced, or discolored teeth. In addition, combined with other modifications, porcelain veneers can restore fullness around the mouth and reduce the appearance of wrinkles, a technique we call “anti-aging dentistry.”
Porcelain veneers are an effective way for many people to obtain the smile of their dreams. Computer imaging, as well as before-and-after photos of clients, will help you decide on the style, shape, and color of veneer that works best for you. You have the capability to choose the look you want.
How Are Veneers at the Atlanta Center for Cosmetic Dentistry Different?
Your vision and preferences help to shape your treatment, but a significant reason why you select a cosmetic dentist is his or her experience and artistry. When made correctly, porcelain veneers look and feel like real teeth. The veneers should be custom-designed to fit your face, smile, personality, and gender.
The art of smile design integrates the colors, line angles, shapes, translucency, and the many other factors our expert cosmetic dentists prescribe. While almost any trained dentist can create porcelain veneers that are functionally acceptable, a beautiful set of porcelain veneers is as much art as it is science.
A gorgeous smile makeover is a collaborative team project, requiring an artistic, highly trained cosmetic dentist paired with an equally visionary and trained master ceramist. Each dentist and ceramist on our team meets these important criteria.
How Long Do Veneers Last?
This question is similar to asking how long natural teeth will last. Many factors can impact the longevity of porcelain veneers: how well they are cared for, as well as the condition of teeth, bone, and gums, both prior to and after treatment. The porcelain itself is harder than tooth enamel—it will not wear out—and it is extremely stain-resistant.
There is no definite rule about how long porcelain restorations will last, but many patients have had them as long as 20 years. With the high quality of porcelain we provide, our detailed attention to fabrication and placement, coupled with your good home care, your porcelain veneers may well last for a lifetime.
Are You a Candidate for Porcelain Veneers?
In addition to being the best aesthetic option for teeth, porcelain can also be used to replace mercury fillings, old crowns, or to improve tooth condition. Porcelain veneers are also a perfect alternative to braces, since crooked teeth, gaps, and bite adjustments can be corrected in as little as two weeks. For our patients who have undergone orthodontic treatment, veneers can give them the final touch for their ideal smile.
Porcelain veneers are a great solution for most people. Depending on the condition of your teeth and your personal smile objectives, our doctors will recommend the most functional and beautiful type of restoration for you.
Visit our smile gallery for examples of the beauty and versatility of porcelain veneers.