Enjoy porcelain veneers treatment to improve imperfect teeth in Alpharetta, GA
At the Atlanta Center for Dental Health, Alpharetta, GA area patients can achieve a perfect smile, regardless of imperfect teeth. Dr. Bradley Hepler and his team provide not only general and restorative dentistry, but also cosmetic dentistry. Cosmetic dentistry allows him to change the appearance of the smile in a conservative way with solutions such as porcelain veneers. This treatment can be used to enhance the look of the smile without affecting the surrounding teeth.
What are porcelain veneers?
Dr. Bradley Hepler describes porcelain veneers as restorations that utilize ceramic materials that closely mimic the appearance of natural enamel. By doing this, these thin facings can be bonded over imperfect teeth to cover them and give the look of a naturally beautiful smile! Porcelain veneers are custom made for patients based on the shape, size, and color of the existing teeth, so, when they are bonded in place, they look beautifully natural.
What is the process of porcelain veneers treatment?
First, patients book a consultation visit with Dr. Bradley Hepler at Atlanta Center for Dental Health. During this appointment, patients will be evaluated to determine if the smile is healthy enough for cosmetic care. Patients can ask questions to determine if they are an appropriate candidate for porcelain veneers. When patients make the decision to move forward with the fabrication and placement of porcelain veneers, preparations begin. The teeth need to be prepared with the removal of a thin portion of enamel. Once this has been done, Dr. Bradley Hepler will take impressions of the teeth. These impressions are sent to a dental laboratory where a ceramist will fabricate the final restorations and send them to the dental office. Patients come back to see the team at Atlanta Center for Dental Health to have their veneers bonded over the prepared teeth. Patients love the appearance of their veneers and the ability to disguise problem areas quickly and easily!
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How to care for porcelain veneers
Once veneers are in place, it is essential that patients take good care of them for optimum longevity. With proper care, many patients will be able to maintain their veneers over a decade before they require replacement. Porcelain veneers cover the front of the tooth, but that doesn’t mean that the tooth is protected against periodontal disease or tooth decay. Therefore, it is essential that patients visit Dr. Bradley Hepler every six months for an evaluation. During this time, the dentist will assess the smile to determine its health and provide any necessary treatments needed. It is also a great time to have a thorough cleaning performed to brighten the smile!
It is important to note that patients with conditions such as bruxism may want to integrate the use of an oral appliance into the care of their smiles. Bruxism causes patients to clench and grind their teeth in their sleep, which can wear down natural tooth enamel and break restorations such as veneers, crowns, and bridges. To protect restorations and the natural teeth, patients are advised to have a mouth guard that they can wear every night for protection. This is another way patients can extend the longevity of their smile.
What are the benefits of porcelain veneers?
During a consultation appointment, patients may ask about the advantages of using porcelain veneers as compared to other treatments such as composite resin bonding, orthodontics, or the placement of other restorations made of ceramic such as dental crowns. Veneers are desirable because they are:
- Easy to care for
- Simple to place
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Dr. Bradley Hepler and the team at the Atlanta Center for Dental Health assists patients in the Alpharetta, GA area with a variety of treatment options, including cosmetic repairs. If you have imperfect teeth and are ready to completely transform your smile, consider the advantages of using porcelain veneers. This treatment and many others can be used for cosmetic restoration. Call the office at (866) 687-1992 and visit the practice, conveniently located at 11190 Haynes Bridge Road.
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