What Are Porcelain Veneers?

At the Atlanta Center for Cosmetic Dentistry, we love to help our clients achieve a picture-perfect smile, while they relax in our luxurious spa-like environment. You may be considering veneers to restore your smile – a beautiful way to create a more attractive smile. A porcelain veneer is a thin porcelain shell, permanently bonded to the front of the tooth, creating a perfectly natural appearing surface. Veneers are extremely versatile and have a translucent appearance almost impossible to distinguish from natural teeth.

Custom Veneers for a Picture-Perfect Smile

By fine-tuning position, shape, and tooth color, veneers can resolve a range of cosmetic dental problems, including:

  • Chipped teeth
  • Crooked teeth
  • Oddly-shaped teeth
  • Gaps
  • Discolored teeth
  • Uneven teeth
  • Restore a natural-looking fullness around the mouth to reduce fine lines, or “anti-aging dentistry.”

Your Vision for Your Smile: You Are In Control.

Porcelain veneers are an effective way to finally achieve the smile of your dreams. Computer imaging, as well as our gallery of before-and-after photos of our clients can assist you in choosing the style, shape, and shade of veneer that will look the best for you. You have the capability to choose the look you want.

How Are Veneers at the Atlanta Center for Cosmetic Dentistry Different?

Your vision and preferences help to shape your treatment, but a significant reason why you select a cosmetic dentist is experience and artistry. When correctly created and designed, porcelain veneers look and feel like real teeth. The veneers should be customized to fit your face, smile, personality, and gender. Dr. Debra Gray King is one of the most respected cosmetic dentists in the USA, a true leader in the art of cosmetic dentistry. Often called upon to speak to others in her field about her advanced techniques, or as a guest on various media to discuss the latest trends in cosmetic dentistry, you can trust that you are in the hands of a top professional.

The Art of Smile Design

The art of smile design integrates the colors, line angles, shapes, translucency, and the many other factors our expert cosmetic dentists evaluate. While almost any trained dentist can create porcelain veneers that are functionally acceptable, a beautiful set of porcelain veneers is as much art as it is science.

A Smile Makeover: Choose the Visionaries at Atlanta Center for Cosmetic Dentistry

A gorgeous smile makeover is a collaborative project, requiring an artistic, highly trained cosmetic dentist paired with an equally visionary and trained master ceramist. Each dentist and ceramist on our team is held to the highest standards of quality, and we are proud to have garnered a reputation as the leading cosmetic dentistry practice in Atlanta.

How Long Do Veneers Last?

his question is similar to asking how long your natural teeth will last. Many factors can impact the longevity of porcelain veneers: how well they are cared for, as well as the condition of teeth, bone, and gums, both prior to and after putting them in place. The porcelain is harder than tooth enamel—it will not wear out—and is extremely stain-resistant.
There is no definite rule about how long porcelain restorations will last, but many patients have had them as long as 20 years. With the high quality of porcelain we provide our patients, along with our detailed attention to fabrication and placement of custom veneers, and proper care habits, your porcelain veneers could last a lifetime.

Am I a Candidate for Porcelain Veneers?

In addition to being the most aesthetic option for smile enhancement or restoration, porcelain can also be used to replace mercury fillings, old crowns, or to improve tooth condition. Porcelain veneers are even an alternative to braces, since crooked teeth, gaps, and bite adjustments can be corrected in as little as two weeks. For our patients who have undergone orthodontic treatment, veneers can give them that final touch – a perfectly aligned, aesthetically-pleasing smile.

Porcelain veneers are a great solution for many of our patients. Depending on the condition of your teeth and what you hope to achieve, our acclaimed cosmetic dentists will recommend the most effective treatment. Often your dreams for a perfect smile can be achieved with custom porcelain veneers.
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