If your smile were to be rated, what would it earn? It’s a strange concept, but it may not be so far away. A Japanese cosmetics firm is unrolling a new app that tells users how appealing their smile is on a scale of zero to 120.
Whether that idea makes you cringe or, well, smile, it’s an interesting thing to consider -- especially for those of us who are constantly thinking about teeth. The good news? Porcelain veneers in Marietta offer big time dental improvements for a perfect 120 on the “smile” scale.
Porcelain Veneers in Marietta
Time doesn’t do our teeth any favors -- and the teeth that show when we smile can become especially affected by stains, discoloration, and chips resulting from regular wear and tear. Porcelain veneers correct these and other dental imperfections with just one minimally-invasive treatment.
What Are Porcelain Veneers?
Veneers are tooth-shaped coverings that are affixed to the front surface of the teeth that show when you smile (also called the “smile teeth”). Composed of multiple thin sheets of porcelain, dental veneers look and feel just like your natural tooth enamel. Perhaps the only difference is that porcelain is highly stain resistant, so your veneers will stay the same beautiful shade of white for years after their application.
Porcelain veneers are a good option for people dealing with the following dental issues.
- Chips, cracks, breaks
- Slight misalignment
- Minor gaps between teeth
- Misshapen teeth
- Discoloration or staining
Patients who have generally healthy teeth and gums are typically fit for the porcelain veneer procedure.
What To Expect From the Porcelain Veneer Procedure
The treatment for porcelain veneers is typically carried out over two or three appointments.
In the first visit, you and your cosmetic dentist will discuss your smile goals and determine the look that’s best for your unique facial structure and coloring. Feel free to bring photos to this appointment to help illustrate what you would like to achieve with dental veneers.
After a treatment plan has been put in place, your teeth are prepared for the dental veneers -- a process that involves buffing a slight amount of enamel to make room for each device. Impressions are taken after preparation, and all this important information is sent to the lab, where your veneers will be created and shipped back to us.
Once we’ve received your veneers, you’ll come to Dentistry at East Piedmont for their final placement.
How to Care for Porcelain Veneers
Caring for your new porcelain veneers involves excellent brushing and flossing, just like you’re already used to. Porcelain veneers are sturdy restorations that don’t require much special care, though athletes and people who grind their teeth at night can benefit from a protective mouthguard for use during sports and sleep, respectively.
Schedule Your Appointment Today!
Dr. Patel and our entire team love revealing improved smiles with porcelain veneers. Are you interested in upping your smile score? Contact us to discover what’s possible! Request your appointment online today.