Cosmetic Dental Treatment in Atlanta, GA
At Goldstein, Garber, & Salama, our mission is to provide premium dental treatments to help patients of all ages achieve beautiful, healthy smiles. As a leading team of cosmetic dentists serving the greater Atlanta, GA area, we're proud to provide a wide range of treatments ranging from preventive and general dentistry to comprehensive restorative dental treatments. If you're looking for a simple way to achieve a more beautiful smile, porcelain veneers can help.
What Are Porcelain Veneers?
Porcelain veneers are a simple, effective way to completely transform your smile without extensive dental treatment. Essentially, a veneer is a thin, translucent layer of porcelain that's shaped to perfectly resemble a natural, healthy tooth, then bonded to the front surface of a tooth to provide a new appearance without drastically altering the original tooth. Veneers are a simple, convenient procedure, and they can fix a wide range of cosmetic dental issues including discoloration, staining, misshapen teeth, and minor alignment problems.
What Is It Like to Get Porcelain Veneers?
The procedure for porcelain veneers is simple, convenient, and painless, and is generally finished in two office visits. During your first appointment, we'll carefully reshape and slightly reduce the enamel on your existing teeth to make space for the veneers. Then, we'll take an impression of your newly reduced teeth and use it to custom-fabricate your own set of porcelain veneers.
Once your new veneers are finished, we'll bring you in for a second appointment to place them. This process involves using a special solution to etch the surface of your teeth, then placing the veneers and carefully bonding them with resilient dental cement. Finally, we'll use a specialized dental light to harden the dental cement and solidify your new veneers. At the end of the process, you'll have what looks like a completely new set of beautiful, healthy teeth – without having to replace a single one.
Am I A Candidate For Porcelain Veneers?
If you're looking for a simple, low-impact option to revitalize your smile, veneers offer one of the most convenient and effective solutions. Veneers can correct a variety of cosmetic dental problems, including:
Worn down teeth
Chips or cracks in teeth
Small gaps between teeth
If you deal with any of these issues, veneers may be the perfect cosmetic dental treatment for you. While composite bonding can also provide a solution, veneers are both more proportionally accurate than bonding and are more resistant to stains and chips.
How to Care for Porcelain Veneers
Caring for veneers is simple – for the most part, all you need to do is treat them like your natural teeth and maintain strong oral hygiene. That said, you should be extra careful to avoid ripping or tearing motions, and never use your teeth as tools to open plastic bags or bite nails. You should also avoid biting down hard on nuts, ice, fingernails, or any other hard items, as this can damage your veneers. Finally, we'd recommend coming in for a fluoride treatment once a year.
Schedule a Consultation with Your Atlanta Cosmetic Dentists
Our Atlanta cosmetic dentists are passionate about helping you achieve a smile that you feel confident about. Reach out to us at our contact page to learn more about porcelain veneers, or feel free to get started by requesting your consultation online. We can't wait to hear from you, and we look forward to helping you achieve a gorgeous new smile through cosmetic dentistry!