Lost Mountain Dental in Marietta, GA offers dental veneers to address a variety of cosmetic and dental health concerns. There are many options when it comes to dental veneers. Dr. Michael Mulkey or Dr. Melissa Kennedy will perform a thorough examination and discuss your health and cosmetic goals before recommending treatment.
Dr. Mulkey, a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD), is an experienced cosmetic dentist in Marietta, Georgia near you. He takes a comprehensive approach to all facets of dentistry to ensure results that are comfortable, lasting and esthetically pleasing. Request an appointment online or call us at (678) 212-1280 today.
Dental Veneers in Marietta, GA
Porcelain veneers are thin translucent shells that we apply directly to the surface of the teeth. They mimic the appearance of natural tooth enamel and structure unlike any other material. The result, when done by an expert cosmetic dentist near you, is a beautiful, natural looking smile.
Dentist commonly use veneers to:
- Fix gaps between teeth
- Repair chipped or broken teeth
- Improve the appearance of crooked or misshaped teeth
- Change the shape or length of teeth
- Cover stained or discolored teeth
About The Porcelain Veneer Procedure
Porcelain veneers generally take 2 – 3 visits to complete. After a comprehensive evaluation and consultation, Dr. Mulkey will prepare the teeth by removing a small amount of enamel from each tooth. Our technicians will take an impression of your teeth. Then, they will leave temporary veneers on while you wait for the final product.
In approximately 2–3 weeks, your new porcelain veneers will be ready for us to permanently attach them to your teeth. Then, the dentist checks the fit and color to make sure it meets and exceeds your expectations. After that, we will use a special bonding cement to secure the porcelain veneers to your teeth.
Are Porcelain Veneers Right for You?
Before recommending porcelain veneers, you need to visit for a dental exam. Dr. Mulkey will evaluate your dental health and discuss your cosmetic goals to be sure it is the right choice for you. While porcelain veneers can provide a beautiful new smile and address a wide range of concerns, they are a permanent option and can require several visits to complete.
Porcelain Veneers FAQs
What is the difference between a crown and a veneer?
While crowns and veneers are a very similar type of restoration, there are a few key differences. One of the main differences between crowns and veneers is that a dental crown covers the entire tooth; while a dental veneer only covers the front and sides of a tooth.
Are there alternatives to dental veneers?
Composite bonding is an alternative to porcelain veneers. We may recommend dental bonding in certain situations. However, tooth bonding is not a permanent solution and is subject to chipping, cracking or staining.
How much do porcelain veneers cost?
The cost of porcelain veneers varies. It depends on the material we use, number of porcelain veneers you need, and the specific condition of the patient. Before treatment, we will complete a full review of the procedure including the porcelain veneer cost. We offer convenient payment options including interest free financing through Care Credit for qualified patients.
How long do porcelain veneers last?
Porcelain veneers can last up to 20 years or more. Proper care and maintenance can help you achieve this longevity. That includes a proper at home hygiene routine and regular visits to the dentist for a professional cleaning. Patients with porcelain veneers should avoid chewing ice, and eating hard or sticky foods. It is also important to avoid deeply colored foods such as coffee, wine, ketchup, etc that may stain your teeth.
Is the porcelain veneer procedure painful?
Patients often worry about pain associated with porcelain veneers. We take steps to ensure that each patient undergoing treatment with porcelain veneers is comfortable and relaxed. It is common for patients to experience some mild sensitivity immediately following treatment. These symptoms generally subside within 1 – 3 days of treatment.
Do porcelain veneers break easily?
With excessive pressure, a veneer can break just like your natural tooth. However, veneers are strong so they rarely break or shatter. Porcelain veneers are exceptionally strong and some are also resistant to chipping and cracking.
Do your teeth rot under veneers?
Your teeth will not rot with veneers. It is important to maintain your oral health with veneers, but they will not ruin your teeth or cause them to rot.