Anyone would love a smile that is whiter, more perfectly shaped or with less gaps. But how can one achieve such a glorious smile? Dr. Philip Cooper is pleased to provide veneers to help you reach your aesthetic goals for your smile. Veneers are thin shells of porcelain that are placed over the front of natural teeth to improve their appearance.
Before you have veneers placed, there are a few things you should know.
You Don’t Have to Put Veneers on All of Your Teeth
If you choose veneers for your smile, you don’t have to have them placed on all of your teeth. You can have one tooth, a few teeth, or all of your visible teeth treated with veneers. It all depends on your smile goals and your budget.
Choosing the Perfect Shade for Veneers Can Be Tricky
Patients having veneers placed all have one request in common: natural, white results. This can be tricky, because people don’t realize that teeth are naturally either yellow-white or gray-white. They want white. To choose the perfect, natural-looking shade for your veneers, our dentist will look at your skin tone to make a customized decision.
“Prep” Doesn’t Mean That the Tooth Is Going to Be Shaved Down Drastically
In most cases, the amount of tooth enamel removed to prep for a veneer is thinner than a fingernail. If your teeth are crooked or grayish in appearance, more prep may be needed. However, for teeth that have gaps or are short, there won’t be much necessary prep.
Veneers Last for About 15 to 20 Years
After about 15 to 20 years, veneers will need to be replaced. Keep in mind that they will need to be replaced sooner if you don’t do your part. Brush your teeth at least twice a day, floss once a day, and schedule and keep your regular dental checkups.
We invite you to contact Savannah Dental Associates at 912-234-5003 today for more information about veneers in Garden City, Georgia, and to schedule a consultation.