April 3, 2018
If you’ve ever hidden your smile while photos were being taken or let out a big sigh right before you started brushing your teeth, you’ll want to keep reading this post from your cosmetic dentist in Athens. No longer should you have to settle for a smile you don’t enjoy. Now, you can get porcelain veneers to cover up the imperfections in your teeth!
To find out who the best candidates for veneers are, the benefits, and how to care for them, keep reading.
The Best Candidates for Porcelain Veneers
The most ideal candidate for porcelain veneers will only need to meet a few qualifications. They include having:
- Fully developed teeth
- Good oral health
Typical candidates have multiple issues they’d like to solve, especially after other cosmetic treatments weren’t enough for them. For example, severe staining that doesn’t respond to teeth whitening makes that patient a great candidate for veneers. It’s also ideal for those trying to fix purely cosmetic issues in their smile, such as small chips and cracks.
If you have gaps or slight misalignments in your smile but don’t want to undergo extensive orthodontic treatment to fix them, veneers are also a great option.
The Benefits of Porcelain Veneers
One of the main benefits of porcelain veneers is just how beautiful and natural they can be made to look. By using high-quality ceramic materials, porcelain veneers in Athens can be crafted to match the rest of your teeth exactly. This prevents the appearance of “chicklet teeth” that previous veneers may have caused.
Another great benefit porcelain veneers provide is the ability to cover multiple imperfections at once. Teeth whitening may be able to improve the color and shade of teeth, but it doesn’t do anything to solve cosmetic chips or cracks. Alternatively, Invisalign and metal braces can fix gaps or misalignments, but it doesn’t change the shade of teeth (plus it takes several months and even years to complete.)
In just two visits, you can have your porcelain veneers produced and placed, leaving you with the smile of your dreams.
Caring for Porcelain Veneers is Easy
Porcelain veneers require no more care than your natural teeth, so as long as you brush twice a day with a fluoridated toothpaste, floss daily, and visit your dentist every six months, you’ll be good to go! With regular care, your veneers can last anywhere from 10 to 15 years before needing replacement.
Porcelain is also naturally stain-resistant, so it won’t stain as easily as natural tooth enamel does. Of course, you’ll still want to minimize exposure to beverages like coffee, dark teas, dark colas, red wine, and other richly pigmented foods and beverages.
Why settle for a smile you don’t want to show off? Schedule a free consultation with your cosmetic dentist in Athens today to make your smile goals come to life!
About the Author
Dr. J. Benjamin Patrick earned his Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry degree from the Medical College of Georgia and is an expert in restorative and cosmetic dentistry. To learn more about porcelain veneers or his practice, contact him at (706) 546-8720 or visit his website.
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