Are You Concerned About Your Front Teeth?
Are you tired of feeling insecure about your smile because of discolored, worn, or chipped teeth? Don’t let that hold you back anymore! With Porcelain Veneers, we can quickly and dramatically transform your smile. Let’s get you feeling confident and happy to show off your pearly whites in public!
Veneers are wafer-thin layers of porcelain bonded onto the front side of teeth for the ultimate natural-looking, symmetrical smile. Award-winning Cosmetic Dentist Dr. Nimisha Patel has provided smile makeovers using Porcelain Veneers for over a decade. She can offer a personalized treatment plan to dramatically enhance your smile using state-of-the-art technologies and the latest materials!
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 can take X-rays and and make impressions of your mouth and teeth.
We will remove about 1/2 millimeters of enamel from the tooth surface, 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 if you need a local anesthetic to numb the area. Next, we will make a model or impression of your tooth. This model is sent to a dental laboratory, which makes your veneer. It usually takes 1-2 weeks to receive the veneers from the laboratory. For unattractive teeth, temporary dental veneers can be placed at an additional cost.
Once correctly positioned on the tooth, Dr. Patel will use a special light beam on the dental surface, which activates chemicals in the cement, causing it to harden or cure very quickly. The final steps involve removing any excess adhesive, 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 examine the veneer’s placement once again.
Veneers normally range in cost from $500 to $1,300 per tooth depending on the scope of your procedur
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).
Veneers can last 10 years or more with proper care.
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.
Call Us Now to setup a FREE consultation with our Buford Dentist to discuss if Veneers are right for you, or if you need second opinion on treatment plan received at another dental office.