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Porcelain Veneers

A porcelain veneer is thin, beautiful chip of porcelain, which is bonded to the front of the tooth. Veneers can be used to change the size, shape, color, and spacing of teeth. Even many crooked teeth can be corrected with veneers, so you won't have to wear braces. They are not much thicker than a fingernail, so very little tooth structure is removed to make room. Sometimes, the treated tooth does not have to be reduced at all. We call this the minimal reduction or no reduction approach.

The process is rather simple, and usually completed in two appointments. On the first appointment, your teeth are prepared and impressions are taken. They are sent to a quality laboratory, where your veneers are made. When you return for your second appointment, Dr. Jones will temporarily place them, so you can see how they look and feel. If you and the doctor are satisfied, he will permanently bond the veneers to your teeth. Occasionally, adjustments are needed. If the veneers are returned to the laboratory, you will need to come back for a third appointment.

Veneers require no special care, but you still need to brush, floss, and see your dentist every six months. Although porcelain doesn't decay, the underlying tooth can still get cavities. With good oral hygiene, veneers can last for many years to come, providing they are the right choice for you in the first place.

Before recommending veneers, Dr. Jones will evaluate the condition of your teeth. If you have significant decay or existing fillings, a crown is usually the better choice. It serves the same cosmetic purpose as a veneer, but it is stronger because it covers all sides of the tooth. You may know people who have veneers, and keep having trouble with them. Most of these people really needed crowns instead.

It takes considerable experience, and discerning judgment to recognize bite problems and other issues that affect cosmetic treatment. That is why Social Circle residents turn to Dr. Jones for long lasting, beautiful, healthy smiles. If you are unhappy with the way your smile looks, call (770) 464-1900 and schedule an appointment to find out if porcelain veneers are right for you.

Patient Testimonial

"Dr. Jones is a dentist that cares about his clients. He believes in saving your teeth. Sometimes that is a job. Thank goodness there are still good dentist like Dr. Jones, who work with his patients, making sure, he gives them the best possible care he can."
- Julie C.
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