Southern Smiles Lawrenceville
General Dentist located in Lawrenceville, GA
Veneers are versatile cosmetic dentistry treatments. At Southern Smiles Lawrenceville in Lawrenceville, Georgia, we use custom veneers to improve teeth with chips, cracks, and stains. To book a consultation and find out how veneers can improve your smile, call Southern Smiles Lawrenceville or book an appointment online today.
What are veneers?
Veneers are slim porcelain attachments that cover the front surfaces of your teeth. They conceal damages or unusual features.
At Southern Smiles Lawrenceville, we make veneers that match the sizes, shapes, and lengths of the teeth they cover.
The porcelain in veneers is durable and has a slight translucence similar to natural tooth enamel. we color-match the porcelain to the shade of the natural teeth in your smile.
Veneers are not meant for molars, which withstand the majority of the pressure of your bite.
What can veneers cover?
Veneers can hide tooth breakage or discoloration. When you arrive for a consultation at Southern Smiles Lawrenceville, we make sure veneers are your best option for treatment after examining your mouth. You might need other treatments first for underlying issues like malocclusion or infections.
With cosmetic veneers, you can cover:
- Stains and discoloration
- Worn-down teeth
- Short teeth
- Misshapen teeth
- Teeth with wide gaps
- Chips and breakage
Veneers are only cosmetic and won’t fix any functional issues. For certain teeth, you’re better off getting a crown, which offers protection and structure.
How long does it take to recover after getting veneers?
Some dental procedures require taking a day or longer off from work and eating soft foods as you recover. With veneers, that isn’t the case. You can return home right away and chew as you normally would once the anesthesia wears off. While your mouth is still numb, you must be careful while chewing to avoid injury.
How long do veneers last?
Your veneers should last for at least ten years with good oral hygiene. If you want your veneers to last, you must:
- Get exams and cleanings every six months
- Brush and floss your teeth daily
- Avoid using your teeth as scissors
- Avoid biting down on solid objects
- Wear a bite guard at night if you grind your teeth
- Wear a mouthguard while playing contact sports
We can tell you more about veneer care during your appointment so you can avoid chipping or breaking a veneer.
Find out more about veneers by calling Southern Smiles Lawrenceville or booking an appointment online today.