Radiant Dental

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4745 Nelson Brogdon Blvd.
Buford, GA 30518

Dental Veneers

Porcelain Veneers

Are You Concerned About Your Front Teeth?

Don't let discolored, worn, or chipped teeth make you feel insecure and prevent you from smiling in public. We can dramatically improve your smile using Porcelain Veneers in a very little time!

Natural Looking Results

Transform Your Smile

Restore Your Confidence with Porcelain Veneers

Veneers are wafer-thin layers of porcelain that are bonded onto the front side of teeth for the ultimate in natural-looking, symmetrical smile.  Award winning Cosmetic Dentist, Dr. Nimisha Patel, has been providing smile makeovers using Porcelain Veneers for over a decade.  Using state-of-the-art technologies and latest materials, she can provide a personalized treatment plan to dramatically enhance your smile!

We Can Easily Fix
  • Chipped
  • Discolored
  • Cracked
  • Mis-shaped
  • Gapped
  • Mis-aligned
  • Overcrowded
Teeth
  • Chipped
  • Discolored
  • Cracked
  • Misshaped
  • Gapped
  • Misaligned
  • Overcrowded

Procedure for Getting Veneers

  1. Treatment planning – During this appointment, we will examine your teeth to make sure dental veneers are appropriate for you and discuss what the procedure will involve and some of its limitations. We may take X-rays and possibly make impressions of your mouth and teeth.
  2. Tooth Preparation – We will remove about 1/2 millimeter of enamel from the tooth surface, which is an amount nearly equal to the thickness of the veneer to be added to the tooth surface. Before trimming off the enamel, you and Dr. Patel will decide the need for a local anesthetic to numb the area. Next, we will make a model or impression of your tooth. This model is sent out to a dental laboratory, which in turn constructs your veneer. It usually takes 1-2 weeks for us to receive the veneers back from the laboratory.  For very unsightly teeth, temporary dental veneers can be placed for an additional cost.
  3. Bonding – Before the dental veneer is permanently cemented to your tooth, Dr. Patel will temporarily place it on your tooth to examine its fit and color. She will repeatedly remove and trim the veneer as needed to achieve the proper fit; the veneer color can be adjusted with the shade of cement to be used. Next, to prepare your tooth to receive the veneer, your tooth will be cleaned, polished, and etched — which roughens the tooth to allow for a strong bonding process. A special cement is applied to the veneer and the veneer is then placed on your tooth. Once properly position on the tooth, Dr. Patel will apply a special light beam to the dental veneer, which activates chemicals in the cement, causing it to harden or cure very quickly. The final steps involve removing any excess cement, evaluating your bite and making any final adjustments in the veneer as necessary.  Dr. Patel may ask you to return for a follow-up visit in a couple of weeks to check how your gums are responding to the presence of your veneer and to once again examine the veneer’s placement.

Pros & Cons of Dental Veneers:

AdvantagesDisadvantages
  • They provide beautiful & natural tooth appearance.
  • Porcelain veneers are stain resistant.
  • Gum tissue tolerates porcelain well.
  • Color of a porcelain veneer can be selected to make dark teeth appear whiter.
  • Veneers offer a stronger, more aesthetic alternative to crowns and require very less shaping prior to the procedure.
  • More costly than other alternatives such as composite resin bonding
  • The process is not reversible
  • Although not common, your tooth can become more sensitive to hot and cold foods and beverages Since enamel has been removed.
  • Usually not repairable should they chip or crack.

FAQs

How Much Do Veneers Cost?

Veneers normally range in cost from $500 to $1,300 per tooth depending on the scope of your procedur

Do Veneers Require Special Care?

Although dental veneers do not require any special care, we recommend you follow good oral hygiene practices, including brushing, flossing, and rinsing with an antiseptic mouthwash. We also recommend that you avoid stain-causing foods and beverages (for example, coffee, tea, or red wine).

How Long Do Veneers Last?

Veneers can last 10 years or more with proper care.

Can Veneers dislodge and Fall Off?

Although extremely rare, veneers can fall off. To minimize the chance of this occurring, do not put excessive pressure on your teeth, and don’t bite on hard objects such as: your nails; chew on pencils, ice, etc.

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