Wondering if veneers are a good option for correcting minor flaws in your smile?
Consider contacting AT Dental in Lawrenceville, GA to find out whether veneers are right for you.
Veneers are ultra-thin, custom-made coverings made from porcelain or resin and colored to look like your teeth. Veneers can be used to correct a variety of issues such as minor shape problems in your teeth, discoloration, space/alignment problems, or chips and cracks in your teeth. Veneers are popular because the procedure usually requires less alteration of existing natural teeth than other procedures, such as crowns or bridgework. Veneers can last 5-10 years before they need to be replaced and they require no special or dedicated hygiene practices beyond normal brushing and flossing.
Each veneer is custom designed to the patient’s specific needs and may be manufactured in your dentist’s office or done by an outside source. The procedure itself is painless; your Lawrenceville dentist simply removes a small portion of enamel from the front of each tooth then permanently cements a veneer to each tooth.
However, there are some things you should think about before making the decision. Veneers are permanent – the procedure can’t be reversed -- so you need to be sure you want them. Also, if you break or damage a veneer, it cannot be repaired; you will have to get a new one.
You also need to understand that, while the procedure is minimally invasive or altering, the dentist still has to remove a small amount of your tooth enamel. Finally, veneers are not usually the best choice for those who have unhealthy teeth, advanced gum disease, or those who have already have lost significant enamel. If you grind your teeth – and many people do, unknowingly, in their sleep – you might need to wear a nightguard to protect your veneers.
If you are thinking about getting veneers, consider contacting AT Dental, P.C. in Lawrenceville. For more information call 770-277-0774.
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