Not every great gift can be wrapped up in a box and placed under the tree or tucked into a stocking. One of the best gifts you can give yourself is investing in your personal appearance. Porcelain veneers are a simple, durable way to transform your smile into the gorgeous one you’ve always wanted. If you would like to improve the appearance of your teeth, veneers might be the option for you. Give yourself the gift of a beautiful smile!
What are Porcelain Veneers?
A porcelain veneer is a thin layer of porcelain that your dentist applies to your natural tooth. You retain the function of your natural teeth, with the flexibility to completely change the outward appearance of your smile. There is no need to extract or move your existing teeth in order to apply veneers. Your natural teeth will continue to function just as they did before, with the added beauty of customized veneers crafted to suit your preferences.
Veneers are a permanent procedure and can last for many years with proper oral hygiene.
Why are Veneers a Good Choice?
Veneers offer a few key advantages, including convenience and customization options.
Since veneers go over your existing teeth, you do not have to have any of your existing healthy teeth extracted in order to get veneers. You also typically don’t need to use braces or other corrective devices to prepare your teeth for veneers, since your teeth will be covered by the porcelain coating. Even if your existing teeth aren’t perfectly straight, veneers can be applied to give you the look of straight teeth, without extracting or moving your existing teeth.
Veneers are permanent, but the procedure is less invasive than some other forms of cosmetic dentistry since you can keep your existing teeth as you simply have the veneers applied over them. This also reduces the potential for discomfort resulting from the procedure and makes for a simpler process. Veneers are relatively quick and easy to apply, compared to other more invasive cosmetic dental solutions.
Veneers also offer a great variety of customization options. Your veneers are designed specifically for you, to fit both your overall style and vision for your smile, as well as each individual tooth to which a veneer will be applied. Your dentist will be able to show you a wide variety of options. You can choose brighter or softer colors, and different shapes and sizes of veneer, helping you to create the smile you have always wanted.
Veneers are a good choice if you are self-conscious about your smile and want to correct misshapen, damaged, rotated, stained, gapping, or overlapping teeth. Veneers may or may not be the best option for your smile, depending on your goals, so be sure to consult with an experienced Columbus, GA cosmetic dentist about your wishes and dental history.
What is the Process for Getting Veneers?
First, it’s important to meet with your dentist to discuss your goals for your smile, review your dental health and history, and determine if veneers are a good choice for you. Modern cosmetic dentistry offers many options, and veneers are a permanent procedure, so you want to be sure that you’ve selected the best cosmetic dentistry option.
Once you’re ready to proceed with veneers, your dentist will show you different style options, so you can choose the color, shape, and size that you want for your new smile. Your dentist will prepare your teeth by removing a small amount of enamel and making an impression of your teeth that will be used to create your veneers. Once the veneers are ready, your dentist will apply them to your teeth, and you’ll have a brand-new smile!
While the general process is similar, there are different types of porcelain enamel veneers available, some of which are less invasive than others. “No-prep” veneers are faster and easier to apply and don’t require as much preparatory work to your existing teeth. Talk with your dentist about your options to learn what might work best in your situation.
Why Choose Family Dentistry of Columbus for Porcelain Veneers
If you decide to give yourself the gift of porcelain veneers, it is important to choose the right dentist to work with. Family Dentistry of Columbus, GA has extensive experience with family and cosmetic dentistry in the Columbus area. We are passionate about helping our patients feel confident in their smiles. Both of our experienced dentists have years of expertise in crafting new smiles for our patients through cosmetic dentistry. We are committed to helping each patient find the perfect solution for their smile and their budget.
Questions About Veneers? Call Us Today!
If you think that veneers might be the right choice for you, schedule a consultation with us, and we’ll be happy to walk you through your options. Simply call 706-563-5516 to schedule your first appointment, and you’ll be on your way to a brand-new smile!