Your teeth perform a variety of important tasks every single day. They bite and chew food. They control the flow of air when you speak. Your teeth are also one of the main components of a beautiful, confident smile. When your teeth are affected by even minor imperfections, the quality of your smile is diminished. This can affect your confidence as well. Suddenly, you are hiding your smile, or not smiling at all anymore. At Smiles Cosmetic Dentistry by Dr. Shrenna Clifton, we can restore the appearance of teeth affected by minor imperfections with veneers.
What are veneers?
Veneers are very thin dental restorations that have a shell-like appearance. They are designed to fit over the fronts of the teeth visible in your smile, covering over a variety of different imperfections. They can be used to correct issues such as:
Veneers are typically made out of one of two materials, composite resin or porcelain. Both materials match the color of your natural teeth. Composite resin is a more affordable option. However, porcelain is often the preferred material. This is because porcelain more closely mimics the natural enamel of your teeth, better able to match color and light reflection properties. Porcelain is stain resistant. It is also significantly stronger than composite resin and lasts several more years.
There are several benefits to using veneers to correct tooth imperfections, including:
How are veneers placed?
The process of getting your veneers typically takes two appointments. At your first appointment, we prepare the affected teeth. After performing a thorough examination of the teeth to make sure that veneers are the best option for your needs, we administer a local anesthetic. This ensures that you do not feel any discomfort during the preparation of the teeth. Next, we remove a small amount of enamel from the affected teeth, creating the space necessary for the veneers to fit in naturally with the rest of your smile. We then take impressions of your mouth. The impressions are sent to a lab, where your veneers are designed and created. It takes approximately two weeks for your veneers to be made and sent back. When they are ready, you will return for your second appointment. We first check your veneers for a proper fit and then bond them to the fronts of your teeth using special dental cement.
Even minor flaws in your teeth can have a major impact on your smile. Veneers can correct the appearance of your teeth, giving you back the beauty of your smile, and your confidence. Call Smiles by Dr. Shrenna Clifton today at (470) 400-2001 to find out if veneers are right for you.
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