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Invest in the lasting beauty and health of your smile with quality veneers at a trusted gentle dental office

Veneers are applied to the front surfaces of visible teeth in our smile. A natural-looking option, this thin shell of porcelain covers gaps and severely discolored teeth that may not whiten adequately with professional bleaching treatment. Veneers may also camouflage chipped, broken, cracked, or oddly shaped and poorly-sized teeth. They cover teeth in much the same way that acrylic nails disguise and enhance the appearance of natural nails.

Additionally, imperfections in the smile can be symptomatic of underlying issues like chronic teeth grinding. Individuals from across western and central Georgia trust Dr. Ria C. Sahara at Gentle Dentistry of Newnan PC to get to the bottom of their dental concerns. And to recommend safe, comfortable treatment that gets results and is in the best, long-term interests of their smile and “self.”

Are veneers right for you?

While modern veneers are generally “minimal prep” and are quite thin, a very small amount of natural tooth structure (enamel) is usually removed to make room for these porcelain coverings. 

Dental bonding is a more conservative alternative to veneers, sometimes called “chairside veneers.” The dental material is color-matched to the teeth and applied directly to the tooth’s surface to cover up the flaw. Once Dr. Sahara has “worked her magic,” this composite resin material is “bonded” or secured to the tooth with a special light. 

Veneers typically require at least two visits, as a lab ceramist must make the veneer. Once the veneer is ready, Dr. Sahara places it on the prepared tooth. While bonding is generally quicker and more tooth-preserving, patients appreciate the natural appearance and strength of porcelain veneers. Porcelain also resists staining well and may be an excellent investment in your smile’s long-term health and appearance!

We keep your smile looking great!

We partner with our patients to ensure lasting satisfaction with their new or improved teeth. For instance, veneers of any type may be an ill-advised option for those individuals with untreated bruxism. If chronic teeth grinding is suspected, Dr. Sahara will discuss protective services like custom nightguards to protect veneers from the extreme wear and tear caused by this damaging habit. 

Other behaviors, such as chewing fingernails and pencils or frequently consuming hard foods like peanut brittle, may undo some of the good done by veneers and other dental work. So, we are happy to provide tailored tips to prevent further or future damage.

Call Gentle Dentistry of Noonan at (470) 686-6667 to learn more about your treatment options and to bring out the best in your smile.

Veneers

Veneers
Veneers are thin handcrafted porcelain shields worn on the front of the tooth which improve the appearance of teeth that are chipped, cracked, stained or worn. Veneers are thin as contact lenses, and are an aesthetically pleasing option of closing gaps, lengthening teeth, and providing symmetry to make your smile more natural. Veneers are intended to last for many years without changing color. They are one of the most popular cosmetic procedures in dentistry. Ask your dentist if veneers may be right for you.

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