If the imperfections in your teeth concern you, you could benefit from dental veneers. This fast, easy and effective procedure, completed in only about two dental visits, instantly rejuvenates your smile. Learn more about repairing and reviving your smile with help from your Suwanee, GA dentists at Dentistry 4 You.
What are dental veneers?
Dental veneers are ultra-thin ceramic shells which fit over the front of the teeth to mask imperfections and abnormalities. Veneers are most often made from porcelain. Its translucent and light-reflecting characteristics make porcelain the perfect material for dental restorations. A dental laboratory customizes each veneer separately based on a mold of your mouth. This ensures that your veneers blend in seamlessly with your natural teeth. Depending on the type of veneer you and your dentist agree on, the teeth may need to be prepared to receive the veneers though this is not necessary with “no-prep” veneers.
How can a veneer change my smile?
Veneers repair the following imperfections:
- chipped teeth
- cracked teeth
- discolored or stained teeth
- small gaps
- slightly overlapping teeth
- uneven teeth
While veneers revive your smile in many ways, they do have some limitations. Some patients, such as those with large gaps or very misaligned or overlapped teeth, benefit more from orthodontic treatment like braces. Your dentist can help you determine if veneers are right for you and your teeth.
Caring for Your Veneers
Veneers are made to look, feel and function just like your natural teeth. This makes caring for veneers is as simple as your normal at-home oral care routine. Brush twice daily and floss at least once to keep both your teeth and your veneers healthy and free of tooth decay-causing plaque. Seeing your dentist at least twice a year ensures that your teeth stay healthy and any potential issues are caught and treated early. Patients who grind their teeth at night may need to wear a night guard to keep their teeth and veneers from wearing down over time.
For more information on dental veneers, please contact Drs. Uday and Shetal Parikh at Dentistry 4 You in Suwanee, GA. Call (770) 614-3232 to schedule your consultation for veneers today!