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By East Ellijay Family & Cosmetic Dentistry
December 11, 2020
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: Veneers  

Are you considering dental veneers? If you want a permanent, lifelike smile refurbishment, these porcelain laminates may be right for you. At East Ellijay Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, Dr. David Settel, Dr. Cindy Hall Sosebee, and Dr. Wesley Burke offer porcelain veneers to remake chipped, dark smiles. Just ask our happy patients in East Ellijay, GA.

That crucial smile zone

Bright color, proper size, shape and length, smooth surface texture. You want these characteristics to show when you smile. The front of your mouth is called the smile zone, and it impacts how you feel and how others perceive your personality, reports the Consumer Guide to Dentistry.

Cosmetic dentistry treatments play a significant role in crafting beautiful smiles. At East Ellijay Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, our porcelain veneers help many East Ellijay, GA, patients boost their smile aesthetics and personal confidence. Fitted on the front of teeth in the smile zone, veneers disguise defects in color, length, width, surface texture, and more.

Qualifying for veneers

Think about potential smile changes. Bring your ideas to a consultation with your dentist at East Ellijay Family & Cosmetic Dentistry. The doctor will evaluate your oral health and show you ways you can improve your smile aesthetics. Veneers could be part of your care plan.

Each veneer is custom-made according to your dentition and goals. Your dentist will resurface each tooth to ensure the correct bite, and when the veneers are ready, he or she will bond them in place.

Reasons to consider veneers

There are many reasons why veneer may be the right choice:

  1. Veneers are made from thin, high-quality porcelain. They are durable, stain-resistant, and realistic in color, sheen, and shape. Even the bonding cement can be varied in thickness and shade for the best results.
  2. Veneers are highly durable, and they last for ten years or longer.
  3. Laminates require far less surface reduction than porcelain crowns.
  4. Care is easy. Brush and floss daily, attending carefully to veneer margins. Avoid hard foods. See your dentist semi-annually for an exam and cleaning.
  5. Veneers make small alignment changes, spanning small gaps, smoothing minor twists, and more.
  6. Deep, intractable stains disappear for good.

Learn more

Come to our office in East Ellijay, GA, for a veneer consultation with Dr. Settel, Dr. Sosebee, or Dr. Burke. At East Ellijay Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, we create beautiful, healthy smiles. Phone today: (706) 635-2218.

By East Ellijay Family & Cosmetic Dentistry
January 24, 2020
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Veneers  
VeneersMayNotBetheBestOptionforYourTeenagersTeeth

Just like adults, teenagers experience chipped, stained or disfigured teeth. And during a life stage where issues with appearance can be acutely painful, these defects call out for a solution.

And, there is one: porcelain veneers. These thin wafers of custom-made porcelain are bonded to the front of teeth to cover dental flaws. They’re one of the least invasive—and most affordable—methods for smile enhancement.

There is one caveat, though: The affected teeth will most likely need alteration. Veneers can look bulky when bonded directly to teeth, so we compensate for this by removing some of the surface enamel. This changes the tooth permanently, to the point that it will always require a veneer or some other form of restoration.

But although this may be a minor issue for an adult, it could pose a problem for a teenager. That’s because the pulp, the innermost layer of a tooth containing nerves and blood vessels, is larger in a younger adolescent tooth than in an older adult tooth. Because of its size, it’s closer to the tooth’s surface. During enamel reduction for veneers on a young tooth, this could lead to inadvertent nerve damage. If that happens, the tooth may need a root canal treatment to preserve it.

If the adolescent tooth needing a “facelift” has already been root canaled or sustained significant structural damage, then altering it for veneers may not be too concerning. Likewise, if the teeth are smaller than normal, the bulkiness of a veneer may actually improve appearance and not require alteration. We’ll need to examine a young patient first before making any recommendations.

There are also alternatives to veneers for improving smile appearance. Enamel staining could be enhanced temporarily with teeth whitening. Small chips can be repaired with bonded dental material, or in skilled hands be used to “build” a veneer one layer at a time with no enamel reduction. Although not as durable as regular veneers, these bonding techniques could buy time until the tooth is more mature for veneers.

Whichever path we take, there are effective ways to transform a teenager’s flawed tooth. And that can make for an even better smile.

If you would like more information on dental restorations for teenagers, please contact us or schedule an appointment for a consultation. You can also learn more about this topic by reading the Dear Doctor magazine article “Veneers for Teenagers.”

By East Ellijay Family & Cosmetic Dentistry
July 01, 2019
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Veneers  

 

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How veneers from your dentists in East Ellijay, GA, can give you an outstanding smile

 

If your smile needs a little help, it’s time for you to discover the magic of dental veneers. They are an excellent choice to give you anoutstanding smile. The dentists at East Ellijay Family and Cosmetic Dentistry in East Ellijay, GA, offer a wide variety of preventive, restorative, and cosmetic dental services, including dental veneers to give you the smile you deserve.

If your teeth are damaged, stained, or they just don’t look as beautiful as you would like them to, dental veneers can help your smile. Dental veneers are thin laminates of sparkling porcelain which are cemented on to the front surfaces of your teeth.

Porcelain veneers are the perfect choice to make your smile beautiful. They can hide cosmetic issues like these:

  • Wear, erosion, and abrasion due to aging or lifestyle habits
  • Cracks, breaks, or fracture lines due to trauma or injury
  • Discolorations or stains from medication use or lifestyle habits
  • Gaps between your teeth or tooth overlap due to genetics

There are many reasons why porcelain veneers are one of the most popular cosmetic dental treatments. When you choose porcelain veneers, you will enjoy:

  • Non-invasive treatment, because minimal to no tooth surface is removed
  • Natural beauty, because porcelain looks just like natural tooth enamel
  • Easy-care results, because porcelain resists stains, so your veneers will stay bright and beautiful

You can have a new, beautiful smile in as little as 2 to 3 appointments. Treatment begins with a consultation appointment, during which you can learn what to expect from dental veneer treatment and discuss any concerns you have. At your second appointment, your teeth will be prepared, and models will be made of your teeth.

The models are sent off to a dental laboratory where skilled dental artisans create your new veneers. They are sent back to East Ellijay Family and Cosmetic Dentistry and will be cemented on to your teeth. That’s all it takes to have a new smile!

Porcelain veneers can take your smile from dull to dazzling in just a few easy steps. To find out more about what veneers can do for your smile, call the dentists at East Ellijay Family and Cosmetic Dentistry in East Ellijay, GA. Call now, and get started on your new smile!

 
By East Ellijay Family & Cosmetic Dentistry
May 24, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: celebrity smiles   Veneers  
VivicasVeneerstheMakingofaHollywoodSmile

What's an actor's most important feature? According to Vivica A. Fox, whose most recent big-screen role was in Independence Day: Resurgence, it's what you see right up front.

"On screen, your smile and your eyes are the most inviting things that bring the audience in" she said. "Especially if you play the hot chick."

But like lots of people, Vivica reached a point where she felt her smile needed a little help in order to look its best. That's when she turned to a popular cosmetic dental treatment.

"I got veneers years ago," Ms. Fox told Dear Doctor magazine in a recent interview, "just because I had some gapping that probably only I noticed."

What exactly are dental veneers? Essentially, they are thin shells of lustrous porcelain that are permanently attached to the front surfaces of the teeth. Tough, lifelike and stain-resistant, they can cover up a number of defects in your smile — including stains, chips, cracks, and even minor spacing irregularities like the ones Vivica had.

Veneers have become the treatment of choice for Hollywood celebs — and lots of regular folks too — for many reasons. Unlike some treatments that can take many months, it takes just a few appointments to have veneers placed on your teeth. Because they are custom made just for you, they allow you to decide how bright you want your smile to be: anywhere from a natural pearly hue to a brilliant "Hollywood white." Best of all, they are easy to maintain, and can last for many years with only routine care.

To place traditional veneers, it's necessary to prepare the tooth by removing a small amount (a millimeter or two) of its enamel surface. This keeps it from feeling too big — but it also means the treatment can't be reversed, so once you get veneers, you'll always have them. In certain situations, "no-prep" or minimal-prep veneers, which require little or no removal of tooth enamel, may be an option for some people.

Veneers aren't the only way to create a better smile: Teeth whitening, crowns or orthodontic work may also be an alternative. But for many, veneers are the preferred option. What does Vivica think of hers?

"I love my veneers!" she declared, noting that they have held up well for over a decade.

For more information about veneers, please contact us or schedule an appointment for a consultation.

By East Ellijay Family & Cosmetic Dentistry
December 12, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: cosmetic dentistry   Veneers  

Find out how dental veneers could finally turn your smile’s appearance around for the better.veneers

Do you envy the Hollywood stars and their beautiful smiles? Do you wish your smile was as perfect as theirs? What if we told you that it’s completely possible to have this same beautiful smile and you don’t even have to go to Hollywood to get it? Our East Ellijay, GA, cosmetic dentists are here to tell you why dental veneers might just be the best cosmetic treatment you could ask for.

What are dental veneers?

Dental veneers are thin layers of porcelain that are designed to cover the front of one or more teeth to improve the appearance of your smile. Whether you want to alter the overall shape or size of your teeth or you want to get a whiter smile, this thin, tooth-colored restoration may be the easiest way to get the results you want and to achieve that Hollywood smile.

In order to get traditional veneers, we will need to prepare your teeth first. This is where our East Ellijay, GA, dentists will remove less than one millimeter of enamel from the front of your teeth so that there is enough room to bond the veneers. Once this is complete, we will take molds of your mouth. A lab will use these molds to create veneers that will perfectly cover your teeth and give you the look that you want. Once your veneers are ready, you will come back into our office so that we can bond them to your smile.

Am I a good candidate for veneers?

You could be a great candidate for dental veneers if you have teeth that are discolored, misshapen, chipped or cracked. Any issues that affect the appearance of your smile may easily be improved with dental veneers. Do you have a slightly misaligned smile? Do you have small gaps between teeth that you want to close? Veneers can make smiles appear straighter without the need for braces. If you want to change the shape, size or color of one or more teeth then it’s time to chat with us about getting veneers.

If you are interested in getting cosmetic dentistry in East Ellijay, GA, then it’s time you called us to schedule a consultation. We would be happy to help you determine whether dental veneers or other treatment options could finally give you the smile you’ve been looking for. Call East Ellijay Family & Cosmetic Dentistry today.