Do you feel as though your smile has suffered from small imperfections like chips or stains? If so, your Athens, GA dentist Dr. Chanda Bennett can renew your smile with dental veneers. This fast and easy procedure completely changes the appearance of your teeth in only a few dental appointments. Find out more with help from your dentist at Bella Dentistry.
What are dental veneers?
Dental veneers are super-thin porcelain shells which fit over the front of the teeth to mask imperfections. A dental laboratory customizes each restoration based on a mold of your teeth. Veneers are also made from composite materials molded directly onto the teeth, cutting out the laboratory step. Both kinds of veneers use materials with similar light-reflecting qualities as natural teeth. This provides a natural appearance and allows the veneers to blend seamlessly into your smile.
What can veneers repair?
Though veneers cannot take the place of orthodontic treatment in more severe cases, they can hide small imperfections, such as:
- small misalignments
- slight overcrowding (overlaps)
- slight under crowding (gaps)
- yellowed teeth
- stained teeth
Once the veneers are in place, they function and feel just like your normal teeth and last up to 20 years. Care for your veneers by simply brushing twice a day and flossing at least once. Additionally, be sure to see your dentist twice a year for regular examinations and cleanings.
What is the procedure for dental veneers like?
While the idea stays the same, the procedure slightly differs depending on the type of veneers you and your dentist decide are right for you. In both cases, your Athens dentist must prepare the teeth before placing the veneers. This involves shaving a tiny amount of enamel from the fronts of the teeth. The dental laboratory requires several weeks to fabricate the restorations. Temporary veneers cover the prepared teeth until the lab finishes the final restorations. Composite material veneers do not require this step, allowing your dentist to mold the veneers to your teeth in a single appointment.
For more information on dental veneers, please contact Dr. Chanda Bennett, DDS, at Bella Dentistry in Athens, GA. Call (706) 546-7722 to speak with an associate about scheduling your appointment today!