Marietta Porcelain Veneers
You may think that getting a brand new smile isn’t something you can afford or that you have the time to complete. Luckily for Thornton Dental Wellness patients, we offer a fast, conservative cosmetic dentistry option that can completely transform your smile in just two short dental office visits – porcelain veneers. These high quality cosmetic dentistry solutions offer patients straighter, whiter, and more evenly spaced teeth. If you want to learn more about porcelain veneers or any of our treatment options, contact Thornton Dental Wellness to schedule your cosmetic dentistry consultation in our state-of-the-art Marietta dentistry practice.
What are Porcelain Veneers?
Veneers are sheaths of dental grade porcelain that are attached to the front surfaces of teeth to create a flawless smile. Prior to placement, the veneers are about the size and shape of a fingernail. Once in place, porcelain veneers blend seamlessly into your natural smile line.
Who Should Consider Porcelain Veneers?
Porcelain veneers are an excellent cosmetic dentistry solution for any patient who wants to correct or conceal dental chips, cracks, stains, and gaps to perfect your smile. Some of the situations where porcelain veneers are an effective treatment option include:
- To conceal deep set staining that cannot be removed with traditional teeth whitening solutions
- To perfect the alignment of teeth that are unevenly spaced, correcting gaps or overlapping of teeth
- To protect teeth with chips and cracks and recreate the lost and damaged tooth structure
- To quickly and conservatively create a perfect smile for patients with extensive cosmetic flaws
How are Porcelain Veneers Placed?
Patients who choose to receive porcelain veneers will need to visit our office for two treatment appointments. During the initial visit, we will numb the area. Then, a thin layer of tooth enamel is removed to make room for the veneers. Once teeth are prepared, we capture impressions of your bite that will be used by our lab to create your custom porcelain veneers. Before you leave the first appointment, we’ll place temporaries to protect your prepared teeth and let you get used to the look and feel of your veneers. When the dental lab returns your custom porcelain veneers, we’ll call to schedule your second visit. This appointment is much shorter than the preparatory treatment visit. We will simply remove the temporaries and replace them with the custom porcelain veneers.
What Should I Expect Following Veneer Placement?
After your final veneers are placed, you will have a flawless smile that can last seven to ten years or longer with proper care. Because the high quality porcelain is stain resistant, you can continue to enjoy a cup of coffee or glass of red wine without adversely affecting the appearance of your veneers. To ensure the maximum lifespan of your veneers, you may want to use minimally abrasive toothpaste and a softer bristled toothbrush. Our team can help you find products that make sense for your smile and walk you through best practices for optimal at-home dental care.