Porcelain veneers may be of interest to you if you have some minor cosmetic flaws in your smile. While the flaw itself may be minor, its impact on your confidence could be much more significant. Porcelain veneers are a proven cosmetic dental treatment designed to conceal specific cosmetic flaws in your smile. Dr. Aja Nichols and the team at Lifestyle Dentistry in Smyrna, Georgia, recommend porcelain veneers to patients looking to cover up cosmetic imperfections, including small chips or cracks, discoloration, misshapen teeth, and more.
Patients love veneers because they are a non-intrusive way to improve the appearance of their smile. All that is required is for a very thin layer of the tooth’s enamel to be removed (this is not painful) so that the veneer can be cemented into place in a way that is flush with the adjacent teeth.
Here are some reasons why veneers continue to be a favorite cosmetic dental treatment.
Durability and Strength
Veneers are thin porcelain shells bonded to the front surfaces of your teeth. Just because they are small and thin does not mean they cannot withstand the forces we put on our teeth. Not only is the veneer itself strong, but because it is bonded to your tooth, it also provides extra strength for your tooth. This makes porcelain veneers a durable and strong cosmetic dental solution. They are not, however, invincible. They can crack or break if you habitually chew on hard objects. If you avoid habits like this, your veneer should last you for years.
Porcelain veneers are very popular among both patients and dentists because of the wide range of issues they can help correct. Veneers are great at covering imperfections such as:
- Misshapen teeth
- Large or small teeth
- Gaps in between teeth
- Stains or discolorations
- Minor misalignment issues
Dentists love to include veneers as part of a smile makeover plan because of how many issues can be addressed with this single treatment.
You may think that because veneers are so thin, they would chip or break easily. This is actually not the case. Veneers are crafted to be strong and long-lasting. Veneers are also very easy to care for. Just follow your at-home oral hygiene regimen and ensure you see your dentist twice a year for a cleaning and check-up. These appointments will allow your dentist to continuously monitor your veneers to let you know when they need to be replaced. Finally, veneers are also stain-resistant. This means that your veneers won’t become discolored at the same rate as your natural teeth. You’ll enjoy a beautifully white smile for the lifetime of your veneers.
Learn More About Veneers!
The first step to receiving porcelain veneers is to schedule a consultation with your local Smyrna, GA, dentist. You can reach Dr. Nichols at Lifestyle Dentistry today by calling (678) 884-4494.
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