Veneers are thin, tooth-shaped pieces of porcelain or composite resin that cover the front teeth to improve your smile’s appearance. At Gallery 32 Dental Arts, Dr. Allman custom-makes veneers to fit your specific needs and bonds them to your teeth to fix imperfections and give you a natural, bright smile. Veneers can correct issues such as discoloration, chips, cracks, gaps, or misshapen teeth. They can also make teeth look straighter. Dental veneers are a popular option among patients who want to enhance their smiles without extensive treatment.
The Different Types of Veneers
Composite veneers are placed directly onto the tooth's surface and require minimal preparation. These decorative overlays are best for fixing minor teeth imperfections such as chips, cracks, small gaps, or misshapen or worn-down edges. However, they are not recommended for patients with significant tooth decay or severe damage to their teeth.
Stronger than composite veneers, this popular treatment uses a thin ceramic shell to cover the tooth's surface and improve its appearance. These veneers are made in a lab from high-quality porcelain materials, so they can withstand natural wear and tear better than composite veneers. They can also be color-matched to your surrounding teeth for a seamless look.
The most conservative option for patients seeking a gorgeous, bright smile, Lumineers are similar to porcelain veneers in that they cover the surface of your teeth and improve your appearance.
The Benefits of Veneers
The most crucial benefit of getting veneers is their ability to completely transform the appearance of your smile. They can fix various cosmetic imperfections, from chips and stains to gaps between teeth. Veneers are an excellent option for busy people who want to address multiple issues simultaneously. They are an excellent alternative to teeth whitening or braces.
Another benefit of veneers is that they can be placed without minimal tooth preparation in most cases, which saves the patient time and discomfort. The dentist will take an impression of the teeth and send it to the lab where the veneers are custom-made. Once the veneers are ready, the dentist will apply them to the teeth with a special bonding agent. Patients also choose to get veneers because they do not require any special care.
If you’re considering getting veneers or have any questions about them, visit Gallery 32 Dental Arts at 3580 Piedmont Road NE, STE #104, Atlanta, GA 30305, or call (404) 255-6929 to schedule a consultation with our dentist. We’ll be more than happy to discuss the procedure with you in more detail and answer any questions you may have.