According to the Canadian Dental Association, cracked teeth are now the third leading cause of tooth loss in industrialized countries. Dental imperfections such as cracks and stains can have a bad enough effect on your confidence, but a gap can be even worse. Luckily, porcelain veneers in Atlanta offer a simple and natural-looking way to fix a variety of dental flaws. In this post, your dentist will explain how porcelain veneers work and if they’re right for you.

What Do Porcelain Veneers Fix?

Porcelain veneers can change the color, shape, size and length of your teeth. They’re used to address and conceal many imperfections, including:

  • Discolored teeth that don’t respond to whitening
  • Misaligned or misshapen teeth
  • Gaps between teeth
  • Chipped or cracked teeth
  • Worn teeth
  • Damaged tooth enamel

How Do Porcelain Veneers Work?

Porcelain veneers are adhered to the front of your teeth to instantly revitalize your smile. These tiny ceramic chips are designed from precise impressions of your natural teeth, mimicking their color and length. They provide a natural appearance and are biocompatible with your gums. Porcelain veneers are stain-resistant and extremely durable.

Because your dentist in Atlanta will need to remove some of your tooth’s enamel to place the veneer, the process is irreversible. However, porcelain veneers offer a permanent way to achieve your dream smile. The procedure can be completed in as little as two appointments, which is much faster than the months or years that traditional orthodontic treatment will take.

Are Porcelain Veneers Right for Me?

Talk with your dentist to see if you can benefit from porcelain veneers. If you have strong oral health with no decay, infection, large fillings or gum damage, you could be a good candidate. If you are prone to clenching or grinding your teeth, you are at risk of permanently damaging the veneers and should consider a mouthguard. Frequent smoking or tobacco use can stain the composite around your veneers, compromising your smile.

Porcelain veneers offer a quick and unobtrusive way to bring back your beautiful smile. Addressing the imperfections in your smile will not only bring back your confidence, but can improve your quality of life and even your oral health. Reach out to your dentist today about improving your teeth with porcelain veneers.

About the Author

At Cosmetic Dentistry of Atlanta, Dr. Marilyn Gaylor is only one of six Georgian dentists accredited by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. She has completed numerous continuing education courses, including Louisiana State University’s Cosmetic Dentistry Continuum. Dr. Gaylor has over 20 years of experience helping her patients achieve their dream smiles. If you have further questions about porcelain veneers, she can be reached through her website or at 404-351-8790.