All About Porcelain Veneers

Happy woman with beautiful smileDental veneers can work wonders to give you a smile makeover… But what are they? If you’ve been considering veneers to upgrade your smile or wondering if veneers are the right choice for you, read on to learn some of the basics.

What are veneers?

Also known as dental veneers or porcelain laminate, veneers are ultra-thin, custom-shaped and tinted shells designed to cover the front of your teeth. Veneers can be an excellent alternative to crowns, or they can be used to brighten teeth or cover discolorations.

Using this method, your dentist can dramatically change your smile by altering the color, the shape, or the size of the veneer shells to give your teeth the appearance you are looking for.

How do veneers work?

Before a veneer is placed on a patient’s teeth, their teeth are buffed to remove a small amount of tooth. Generally, roughly half a millimeter is removed from around the tooth. This gives the dentist the room to carefully bond the veneer to your natural teeth.

How to care for veneers?

Once your veneers are in place, you largely care for them just as you would your normal teeth. You should continue to brush and floss your teeth and veneers (being mindful to not put too much pressure on your veneers) just like before the procedure.

If you are considering veneers or any other Cummings dental services, then contact Jordan Dentistry at (770) 888-6262. We offer the Kor Whitening System, implant restoration, dermafill, custom teeth whitening trays, and more!

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