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By Bella Dentistry, LLC
January 02, 2019
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: cosmetic dentistry   veneers  

Dental VeneersA great smile consists of a few things, including good tooth color, shape, and alignment. Porcelain veneers help improve your smile by adjusting all these important points. Read below to learn more about veneers, and contact Dr. Chanda Bennett, your dentist in Athens, GA, if you are interested in undergoing treatment!

More about Veneers

Porcelain veneers are wafer-thin coverings that are bonded to the natural tooth surface. Despite their thickness, porcelain veneers are extremely strong and produce natural-looking smiles that don't stain like natural teeth. Veneers also improve:

  • Color: Teeth stain by the foods and drinks, smoking, and aging. Veneers come in a variety of shades, from the most natural to the brightest white, to cover up these offputting stains

  • Alignment & Spacing: Veneers close small gaps between teeth and correct alignments.
     
  • Size & Shape: Teeth wear down from poor habits, like grinding, which may alter their natural shape or size. Veneers are designed into the most flattering shape for your smile.

Undergoing veneer treatment involves the following steps:

  1. You will have a consultation with your Athens dentist to discuss exactly what you want to be accomplished through veneer treatment
  2. Your dentist creates a model of your teeth
  3. Your teeth are prepared by removing some enamel off of the natural tooth surface
  4. Your dentist takes molds of your teeth and sends them a dental laboratory where our veneers will be crafted
  5. Veneers are cemented onto your teeth after coming from the laboratory

To properly care for your teeth, you must,

  • Gently brush and floss every day to remove dental plaque
  • Get regular checkups and dental cleanings at the dental office
  • Don't use your teeth to open packages or bite into overly hard food
  • Invest in nightguards to protect your new veneers if you tend to grind your teeth while sleeping

If you have any questions or concerns about veneers, contact your Athens, GA, dentist, by calling (706) 546-7722 today!

By Bella Dentistry, LLC
August 09, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: veneers  

Dental VeneersWant a more rejuvenated smile?

Dental veneers are a great way to conceal dental issues, just ask your Royston, GA, dentist serving Athens, GA. It's important to have all the information you need before visiting your doctor.

Here are a few questions you may ask your doctor.

What do veneers conceal?

Dental veneers can cover:

  • Stained or discolored teeth
  • Crooked, worn, or chipped teeth
  • Irregularly-shaped teeth
  • Uneven dental surfaces and spacing

What does the procedure entail?

  1. Your Athens and Royston dentist will examine your teeth and assess whether veneers are right for you.
  2. If your teeth have underlying issues, like cavities, they'll need to be dealt with first.
  3. Your doctor will take impressions of your teeth and the model sent to a lab where a custom set of veneers matching the color of your teeth are made.
  4. You'll come back to the dentist's office when your veneers arrive, so that your dentist removes some enamel off the surface of your teeth then cement the veneers.

Veneers are made out of thin porcelain or plastic and because enamel is removed, you won't feel like your teeth are protruding. On the contrary, they will feel smooth and aligned with the rest of your teeth. Removing enamel from the surface of teeth is an irreversible process, so you need to make sure this is what you want with your doctor.

What are the advantages of veneers?

  • The procedure doesn't need very much anesthesia.
  • They have color stability so they are resistant to staining.
  • Veneers last a long time.

How do you take proper care of your veneers?

Other than maintaining a healthy diet, you will need to brush twice a day and floss at least once before bed. It's important to prevent the buildup of plaque, which may result in cavities and other serious issues.

Also, make sure you use fluoride-containing toothpaste and mouthwash.

For more information on veneers, contact your dentist in Royston, GA, also serving Athens, GA, by calling (706) 546-7722.

By Bella Dentistry, LLC
December 19, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: cosmetic dentistry   veneers  

Discover all the wonderful benefits you’ll enjoy when you get dental veneers in Athens.veneers

Are you feeling self-conscious about your appearance because your smile just isn’t up to par? It’s amazing how much our smile affects our confidence. Whether you are dealing with minor cosmetic flaws or more serious ones, our Athens, GA, dentist, Dr. Chanda Bennett, could give you your ideal smile thanks to dental veneers.

What are dental veneers?

It’s amazing how much we can improve upon your smile’s appearance by just bonding these thin porcelain restorations over the front of your teeth. Whether you have one problem tooth or you want to revamp your entire smile, this simple cosmetic option could be the best way to give you the smile makeover you’ve been looking for.

How do dental veneers work?

Veneers are most often made from porcelain because not only is this material very durable and stain-resistant but it also reflects light in much the same way as natural tooth enamel so you’ll enjoy a restoration that looks just like real teeth. No one will be able to tell that you have veneers.

In order for veneers to be bonded to the front of your teeth, our Athens cosmetic dentist will need to shave off a very minimal amount of enamel from your teeth to make room for this thin layer of porcelain. Don’t worry; this might sound a little worrisome but we will only remove a very small amount of enamel and it’s painless.

Once teeth have been prepped we will need to take impressions of your mouth. These impressions will help a dental lab create restorations that offer a precise and accurate fit. Remember, each veneer is tailor-made based on your teeth’s own unique measurements so no two veneers are the same.

When your veneers have been made you will come back to our office for a final fitting. Once you’ve approved the way your veneers look we will bond them to the front of your teeth by applying dental resin between your real teeth and the veneers and then hardening the resin with a dental laser. Now your new smile is ready to be showed off.

Are you truly interested in what dental veneers can do for your smile? If so, then it’s time to book a consultation with Bella Dentistry in Athens, GA. We want to give you a smile that you can be proud of. Call us today!

By Bella Dentistry, LLC
December 22, 2016
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: veneers  

Porcelain veneers are an incredible way to transform your smile.

Who doesn’t want a beautiful, vibrant smile? I bet if we asked most people they would say yes. After all, a smile tends to be one of the first features we notice about someone, but if you have discolorations, chips or uneven teeth you may feel a bit self-conscious to smile in public. Our Athens, GA dentist, Dr. Chanda Bennett, has your back. Don’t let these issues hold you down when dental veneers can easily turn your smile around.

What dental issues do you want to correct?

There is a laundry list of cosmetic flaws that dental veneers are able to conceal through natural-looking layers of porcelain. Are you dealing with any of these imperfections?

  • Discolorations
  • Chips and cracks
  • Uneven teeth
  • Worn teeth
  • Malformed or misshapen teeth
  • Teeth that are too short
  • Spaces between teeth

If you said yes to any of the above issues then you may be a great candidate for getting dental veneers in Athens, GA.

Do you have a healthy smile?

Just because your smile looks healthy and feels great doesn’t mean that there aren’t possibly issues lurking. That’s why getting a professional cosmetic evaluation is so important (as is keeping up with those routine dental exams). We will want to check out your oral health and make sure that your teeth are completely free of decay, that your bite is properly aligned and that you don’t grind or clench your teeth (this habit could potentially weaken or damage your veneers). You will also need enough tooth enamel to support your veneers.

Do you want a beautiful smile for life?

Some patients don’t realize that veneers are meant to be forever. Since some enamel from your natural teeth will need to be shaved down to accommodate your veneers this procedure is not reversible. So it’s important that you are truly dedicated to have beautiful restorations that will give you the smile you’ve always wanted. We want you to be 100 percent invested and ready for your new smile that veneers can give you before you go through with the procedure. After all, we want you to be happy with your results.

Bella Dentistry is dedicated to providing any cosmetic and restorative dentistry services to those in Athens, GA. If you want to find out if dental veneers are right for you then call our office. We would be happy to work with your schedule to get you a consultation that works best for you.

By Bella Dentistry, LLC
November 25, 2016
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: celebrity smiles   veneers  
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What's an actor's most important feature? According to Vivica A. Fox, whose most recent big-screen role was in Independence Day: Resurgence, it's what you see right up front.

"On screen, your smile and your eyes are the most inviting things that bring the audience in" she said. "Especially if you play the hot chick."

But like lots of people, Vivica reached a point where she felt her smile needed a little help in order to look its best. That's when she turned to a popular cosmetic dental treatment.

"I got veneers years ago," Ms. Fox told Dear Doctor magazine in a recent interview, "just because I had some gapping that probably only I noticed."

What exactly are dental veneers? Essentially, they are thin shells of lustrous porcelain that are permanently attached to the front surfaces of the teeth. Tough, lifelike and stain-resistant, they can cover up a number of defects in your smile — including stains, chips, cracks, and even minor spacing irregularities like the ones Vivica had.

Veneers have become the treatment of choice for Hollywood celebs — and lots of regular folks too — for many reasons. Unlike some treatments that can take many months, it takes just a few appointments to have veneers placed on your teeth. Because they are custom made just for you, they allow you to decide how bright you want your smile to be: anywhere from a natural pearly hue to a brilliant "Hollywood white." Best of all, they are easy to maintain, and can last for many years with only routine care.

To place traditional veneers, it's necessary to prepare the tooth by removing a small amount (a millimeter or two) of its enamel surface. This keeps it from feeling too big — but it also means the treatment can't be reversed, so once you get veneers, you'll always have them. In certain situations, "no-prep" or minimal-prep veneers, which require little or no removal of tooth enamel, may be an option for some people.

Veneers aren't the only way to create a better smile: Teeth whitening, crowns or orthodontic work may also be an alternative. But for many, veneers are the preferred option. What does Vivica think of hers?

"I love my veneers!" she declared, noting that they have held up well for over a decade.

For more information about veneers, please contact us or schedule an appointment for a consultation.



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