Replace Old Dental Work with Porcelain Veneers
December 10, 2018
If you are living with old dental work and it is falling apart or damaging your teeth, you are undoubtedly self-conscious about your smile and concerned about the health of your mouth. Porcelain veneers can save the day. Modern cosmetic dentistry is made to last. With daily brushing and flossing and regular visits to your Johns Creek dentist, smile makeovers can have decades of longevity.
Get a Little Fix
Inlays and onlays are used as a non-invasive option to repair a problem tooth, particularly a tooth that is prominent. This correction is intended to last for a long time but, with years of use, this partial cap may need to be replaced. Depending on the severity of the problem tooth, a porcelain veneer could be the best solution.
Every time a porcelain veneer is created, it is customized in shape, size, and color so it is unique to the patient. There is no one-size-fits-all for veneers, which is why they look so natural when carefully created and meticulously put in place, even if it’s just one or two veneers.
Get a Major Overhaul
Do you have veneers now? Have you had them for many years? Older materials and techniques could have your veneers fading and failing. Or maybe your veneers were poorly done and never looked quite right. Either situation calls for a smile upgrade using modern porcelain veneers.
The super-thin, durable porcelain used for today’s veneers is stain resistant and incredibly strong. With the proper preparation, meticulous placement, strong bonding materials, and careful finishing techniques of your Suwanee dentist, you will walk away with a smile that is flawless and beautiful, no aging teeth in sight.
Go Beyond Porcelain Veneers
Porcelain veneers are reliable for fixing aesthetic problems. If you’re dealing with tooth pain or a broken filling, however, a different kind of intervention will be necessary.
A silver amalgam filling is not only unsightly, it’s unhealthy. Over time, these fillings can grey the tooth and surrounding gum, expand and crack your tooth, not to mention expose you to mercury toxicity. If your tooth is already suffering from a silver restoration, you need a tooth-colored filling, stat. White fillings are made with a composite that looks just like natural tooth enamel and safely repairs tooth decay or fixes a broken tooth.
If your tooth is so compromised that it is disintegrating, whether because of age or damage or decay, a porcelain crown can be customized to cover the tooth. A tooth-colored crown acts like a cap for a tooth, protecting the root system from developing infection. If you’ve already reached the point of serious tooth pain, root canal therapy may first be needed before a crown can be put in place.
The great thing about any modern dental restoration is that it corrects what’s broken, and beautifies at the same time.
Look Younger with Porcelain Veneers
If you know your smile needs work, whether it’s unsightly or uncomfortable, schedule a consultation with your Johns Creek dentist Dr. Mitul Patel at Family & Cosmetic Dental Care. Find out what’s going on with your teeth and the best smile makeover solutions. Contact us today and get on the route to a new smile and a younger-looking you.