Wondering about Cosmetic Veneers? Many people are a new freedom and confidence in their smiles due to the incredible technology behind Cosmetic Veneers. Attractive, natural looking, and more affordable than ever before, Cosmetic Veneers are a service that Midway Family & Cosmetic Dentistry is proud to offer our Atlanta cosmetic dentistry clients. After all, who doesn’t feel better armed with a great, healthy looking smile?
So just what are Cosmetic Veneers? Also referred to as dental veneer, or laminate, a cosmetic veneer is a thin, translucent “jacket” or shell, custom-shaped to fit each tooth as desired, and then adhered to the tooth’s surface, creating a new, flaw-free appearance. The results are typically very dramatic.
Some of the issues Cosmetic Veneers are able to correct:
- Gapped teeth
- Misaligned, uneven, or irregularly shaped teeth
- Chipped or broken teeth
- Worn down teeth
- Teeth that are discolored from root canal treatment, stains from tetracycline or other drugs, excessive fluoride, large resin fillings that have discolored the tooth
Will I be more likely to get cavities with Cosmetic Veneers? With proper care including regular flossing and brushing, there is no higher incidence of decay with veneers. As with regular dental care, it is recommended to keep sugar consumption low and confined to meal times to prevent decay.
How long do Cosmetic Veneers last? Veneers generally last between seven and twenty years. The veneer itself is unchanging, but changes in the tooth or teeth to which they are attached and the surrounding gum tissues may create the need for adjustment. Gum line shrinkage is a common cause for adjustment need over time. In the rare case that a veneer comes off, it can generally be rebonded. Should a veneer chip, also rare, it can sometimes be rebonded. If not, replacement will have your smile looking perfect again with minimal trouble.
If Cosmetic Veneers are on my upper teeth only, will my lower teeth match color? This is an excellent question. Typically, patients whiten the lower teeth with whitening (bleaching) procedures to ensure a good match. At Midway Family and Cosmetic Dentistry take care to design your treatment so that everything matches and blends well.
Do Cosmetic Veneers stain like normal teeth with tea, coffee, wine, tobacco, etc? In a word: no. Still, if your teeth have a tendency to stain, try to avoid or minimize your use of stain making substances.
Remember, whiter, straighter, more attractive looking smile can make you look years younger and boost self-confidence. At Midway Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, we believe that informed patients are better prepared to make decisions regarding their health and well being. For more information about Cosmetic Veneers, call Midway Family & Cosmetic Dentistry in Alpharetta, GA today at 678-393-1868.