What constitutes a beautiful smile is a matter of opinion. What you may find attractive another person may not like, and vice versa. Yet, you're the one looks in the mirror every day and either feels confident or uncomfortable. Lately, some dental stains have deepened and a few small chips look bigger. What's the solution? It may be porcelain veneers from Lawrenceville dentist, Dr. Tu Nguyen, at AT Dental. Read on to learn more about this popular cosmetic dentistry service.
What are porcelain veneers?
They're super-thin shells of fine dental porcelain. First invented by a Hollywood dentist back in the 1920s, veneers have improved steadily over the years and have come into common use. In other words, many people can achieve a Hollywood smile with porcelain veneers in Lawrenceville.
Specifically, people with healthy, but somewhat flawed teeth, qualify for smile enhancement with veneers. Dr. Nguyen examines his prospective veneer patients looking for gum disease and decay. If all is well, he'll take oral impressions and develop a care plan addressing the unique goals and needs of the patient. These materials help the dental lab to individually craft each veneer with perfect shape and color.
Additionally, the dentist removes a small portion of enamel from each tooth to be enhanced with a veneer. Amounting to no more than 1/2 mm, this surface reduction allows the veneers to fit within the mouth and to bite together properly. Using a strong bonding adhesive, Dr. Nguyen places the veneers, individually adjusting them and varying the color of the cement to achieve a perfect look.
Caring for your renewed smile
Oral hygiene looks just the same as before. Brush twice a day and floss daily as the American Dental Association advises. Also, get semi-annual check-ups and cleanings at AT Dental to avoid plaque and tartar build-up. Dr. Nguyen will check the condition of your veneers and any other cosmetic treatments, restorations or tooth replacements you may have.
In addition, it's wise to avoid hard foods such as caramel apples and peanut brittle. Never chew ice or tear open packages with your veneers (or your other teeth either). To avoid excessive wear and tear, wear a custom-made bite guard if teeth clenching and grinding (bruxism) is a habit. A bite guard will reduce the physical forces of bruxism significantly.
Yes, your sparkling new smile can last and last--ten to even twenty years.
Would you like to know more?
Bring your questions to AT Dental. Dr. Nguyen and his team will answer them all so you can decide if porcelain veneers are the cosmetic treatment you've been looking for. Call the office team at AT Dental for a consultation: (770) 277-0774.
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