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Do coffee stains or irregular gaps make you slow to show your smile? Veneers are an effective solution to discolored, broken, or misaligned teeth that can offer a drastically improved smile in just a couple of painless visits. At Rifkin Dental Group, expert dentists Susan Rifkin, DDS, and Zachary Rifkin, DDS, can fit you for customized veneers right in their conveniently located Atlanta, Georgia office. Call the friendly staff today to set up an appointment or use the online scheduling tool.
Veneers are a great way to restore a vibrant smile if your teeth are misshapen or irregular, or have been stained, broken, or both. A veneer is a thin, durable layer of porcelain that mimics the appearance of a strong, healthy tooth and is permanently placed over the natural tooth in a series of in-office procedures.
Veneers are often used to correct misshapen or irregular teeth. Rifkin Dental Group offers aesthetically-pleasing and natural-looking veneers that not only enhance your smile, but also provides longevity to your teeth.
Many people also choose veneers because of the various cosmetic advantages, to correct problems like discolored, broken, or chipped teeth. Porcelain veneers provide a brighter, straighter smile than many other dental procedures, resist staining, and are put in place with a non-invasive procedure that occurs in a few short visits.
Getting veneers is a painless process that takes place over two appointments. In your first visit, your dentist at Rifkin Dental Group cleans the tooth, or teeth, and then picks the correct shade for the veneer, so that it blends perfectly with the rest of your smile. Your dentist then removes a tiny amount of the enamel so there is enough room to place the veneer. You also take impressions of your tooth so a veneer can be made especially for you.
Once your dentist makes this impression, you’re done with your first visit and can go home with a temporary veneer while your permanent veneer is fabricated in a dental lab.
When your veneer is completed, you’ll return to the office to have your dentist remove the temporary veneer. After placing and affix the permanent veneer, your dentist makes sure that it is securely fastened and removes any excess polish or bonding material from the margins of the veneer. Once the procedure is complete, you can go home with a new and improved smile.
You’ll want to brush your veneers just like you would normal teeth, with a non-abrasive fluoride toothpaste. Though dental porcelain doesn’t stain the way dental enamel does, you may still want to limit how much stain-inducing beverages you drink. The team may recommend a custom-made nightguard if you tend to grind or clench your teeth at night to protect your veneers.
If you’re interested in how veneers could perfect and brighten your smile, call Rifkin Dental Group today or make an appointment online.