Posts for: April, 2016
Find out if you’re an ideal candidate for getting dental veneers.
Wondering if dental veneers could improve your smile? Well, you’ve certainly come to the right place. There is a reason these restorations have become so popular and it’s possible that they could finally give you that dream smile. From the office of your Roswell dentist Dr. Wyman Martin, find out more about veneers and whether they are right for you.
Some of the problems that porcelain veneers can address include:
- Stained or discolored teeth (stains that are resistant to teeth whitening)
- Chipped or cracked teeth
- Minor crookedness or overlapping
- Spaces between teeth
- Misshapen or malformed teeth
- Teeth that are uneven or that need to be longer
Since porcelain veneers are applied over the front part of your teeth, they can easily mask these common imperfections and leave you with a smile that is brighter and straighter.
Some things to consider before choosing to get dental veneers in Roswell:
They are Forever
While these restorations don’t require the same kind of tooth preparation that getting a dental crown does it’s important to note that your Roswell cosmetic dentist will still need to remove a very small amount of enamel from the front of your teeth to make room for the veneers. Even though this is painless and often can be performed without a local anesthetic, once enamel has been removed this process is irreversible.
Keep Habits in Check
Your common habits can affect the health of your veneers. This means using your teeth as tool for opening items, teeth grinding or nail biting all have the potential for damaging your veneers. If you want to prevent your veneers from breaking or falling off then you’ll want to work on ditching these bad habits.
Limit Certain Foods/Drinks
While porcelain is stain-resistant, the cement used to bond the veneers is not. Over many years, this bonding resin can slightly darken the veneers. Certain foods and drinks like tea, wine, coffee, tomato sauce, etc. could cause stains over time. These stains are superficial and can be removed at your dental cleanings.
Maintain Good Oral Hygiene
Even though your veneers aren’t natural tooth structures it’s still imperative that you keep your mouth healthy. This means brushing twice a day, flossing daily and seeing us every six months for routine cleanings to prevent decay or other issues from affecting your smile and your beautiful restorations.
The Martin Center For Oral Health and Aesthetics is happy to provide quality dental care to patients all over Roswell, GA. To find out if dental veneers could revive your smile’s appearance then it’s time you scheduled a consultation with us today!