Dental Veneers, The Easy Way to Achieve a Breathtaking Smile
Dental veneers are an excellent option for hiding minor cosmetic flaws, such as chips and cracks in your smile. However, there was a time when the process was quite a hassle that required patients to make several office visits before leaving with a new smile. However, at Lifestyle Dentistry, Dr. Aja Nichols and her talented team can have you walking out the door with a fresh, new smile with just one visit!
Veneers are thin handcrafted porcelain shields worn on the front of the tooth which improve the appearance of teeth that are chipped, cracked, stained or worn. Veneers are thin as contact lenses, and are an aesthetically pleasing option of closing gaps, lengthening teeth, and providing symmetry to make your smile more natural.
Same-Day Vs. Traditional Veneers
With traditional veneers, the first step is to visit your cosmetic dentist for a consultation. The dentist will take x-rays and impressions during this appointment and discuss your veneer goals. They will also create a mock-up with images to give you an idea of how the finished product will look.
On the day of the procedure, the dentist gently removes a small amount of enamel from each tooth to create a space for the veneer to fit securely. Then, impressions are taken to create a putty mold of the teeth. Depending on the situation, we can use 3D mapping technology for veneer impressions in-house.
Meanwhile, temporary veneers are applied to the teeth for the patient’s comfort. Permanent veneers will be made at a lab, and once they arrive, an acidic gel is applied on the surface of each tooth, allowing the porcelain veneers to bond securely. A special light is used to harden the cement, and the veneers are fixed in minutes.
The Versatility of Veneers
One reason veneers have become so incredibly popular over the past decade is due to their versatility and the wide range of issues they can remedy. Veneers are crafted using porcelain, which is a light-reflective material that we are able to make very closely resemble your natural tooth’s enamel, which results in a completely natural look. Our veneers can be used to close minor gaps between teeth, resulting in teeth which appear closer. Veneers are also able to alter the appearance of any teeth which may be rotated or poorly aligned. Other dental issues veneers are able to conceal include:
- Discolored or stained teeth
- Misshapen teeth
- Cracked teeth
- Chipped teeth
- Teeth which are worn down due to chronic grinding
- And more!
Because veneers are able to help with such a wide range of dental issues, it is no wonder our patients are constantly asking about this treatment!
Walk Out with a Brand New Smile
Experience a brand new smile all after just one visit. Contact Lifestyle Dentistry at 678) 884-4494 to schedule your meeting with Dr. Nichols to learn more about our incredible veneer service. We proudly serve residents of Smyrna, as well as Mableton, Marietta, Austell, Kennesaw, Brookhaven, and Atlanta. We are located at 3640 Highlands Pkwy SE, Smyrna, GA.