Picture your favorite celebrity, and the odds are that their perfectly shaped and blindingly white smile is a credit to the marvel of dental veneers. Jennifer Lawrence commented how her dental veneers impacted her smile in a recent late-night show. In image-conscious Hollywood, veneers are truly everywhere.
One reason is that you can correct multiple issues with your teeth's appearance using one cosmetic dental treatment. For example, our custom-made dental veneers in Flowery Branch, GA can resolve shape problems and discoloration instantly and at one time.
Problems Solved by Dental Veneers
- Staining – After years and years of consuming things like coffee, tea, red wine, and berries, your teeth may be many shades darker than they could be. If you smoke, then your teeth can suffer from yellowing.
One tip for veneers to correct discoloration: before measuring your tooth shade for your new veneer, a team member at Royal Lakes Family Dental can professionally whiten your teeth with our highly effective KöR teeth whitening system. That way, your veneer will match your teeth at their whitest and help you determine when to whiten again.
- Chipped or crooked teeth – If you have chipped or uneven tooth shapes, especially in your front teeth, a dental veneer can straighten tooth edges and hide chips all at one time.
- Uneven gaps between teeth – Small gaps between teeth, also known as diastemas, can be problematic in appearance and function. When your veneer fills those gaps, it helps your teeth avoid moving into the space and remain aligned.
How Do Veneers Work?
The term veneer dates back several hundred years and referred to a technique where builders used a thin layer of hardwood over duller wood to make the final piece of furniture more attractive—a dental veneer functions in the same way.
Your veneer is a thin shell of high-grade ceramic porcelain that your cosmetic dentist in Flowery Branch will fit your tooth surface and shape. It will resist discoloring and is not prone to the same wear as tooth enamel. With proper care and caution, your dental veneer will brighten your smile for many years, up to a decade or longer.
Caring for Your New Veneers
You should brush and floss your veneers like your natural teeth to remove plaque build-up. Remember that your veneers are thin ceramic shells to avoid damage, so biting down on hard items could chip or crack them. Also, you should watch out for sticky foods like caramel candy, and you should not chew ice or hard candy.
Make an Appointment with Our Cosmetic Dentist in Flowery Branch, GA
Porcelain veneers are popular because they brighten and reshape teeth with one restoration. But, if you're suffering from tooth discoloration, chips, or gaps, we are here to discuss your options. So call Royal Lakes Dental in Flowery Branch at (770) 531-3232 to schedule a consultation and discover your million-dollar smile.