Improve your smile with Dental Veneers in Atlanta, GA
Are you ready to fall in love with your smile? If so, Porcelain Veneers by expert Atlanta Cosmetic Dentist, Dr. Flax can give you the smile of your dreams.
What are Porcelain Veneers?
Porcelain veneers are custom-made, tooth-colored shell coverings. When they are bonded to your teeth, they will change the whole appearance of your smile. Porcelain is very durable and natural-looking and mimics your natural tooth structure.
What problems do Porcelain Veneers fix?
- Close gaps between your teeth
- Restore broken or chipped teeth
- Give your teeth a permanently white look
- Cover stained, unsightly, crooked or misshapen teeth
Who is a good candidate for Veneers?
We offer complimentary consultations to answer that very question! We have a way to quickly determine if veneers are the right choice for you. Dr. Flax can discuss with you options that may be appropriate for your individual situation.
Porcelain Veneers Procedure
Once the smile design has been selected, the tooth may need to be prepared. If preparation is needed, a very tiny portion of the tooth will be shaved down so that there is a seamless transition between the tooth and the veneer. This photograph does a nice job of illustrating how thin the porcelain veneer actually is and how very little of the tooth structure is removed. The veneer itself is about 0.5 millimeter thick, about the thickness of a fingernail. In some cases, no preparation is needed at all.
In the application appointment, you will have a final opportunity to see precisely how the the veneers will look before they are permanently placed. And once you give the final go-ahead, the application process will begin. Dr. Flax will bond them directly to the surface of your teeth. They will be touched up and shaped so that no one will be able to see where your natural tooth ends and the new veneers begin. You won’t be able to stop smiling once you see how gorgeous they look.
Veneers before and after
No Preparation Durathin® Veneers
DURAthin® Veneers are extra strong so they can be made extra thin. That means that sometimes you can have a smile makeover without any tooth preparation at all, thus eliminating any concern about removing healthy tooth structure.
DURAthin® Veneers were created to adhere directly to your teeth with virtually no drilling, grinding or shaving.
Lumineers are another brand of ultra-thin veneers that may not require any tooth preparation. Dr. Flax isn’t as fond of this brand because of the trademark restrictions that require them to be made by the Lumineers laboratory instead of his master ceramist. Visit our Lumineers page to learn more about the pros and cons of this brand or porcelain veneers.
Instead of coming into the office with a particular brand or type of treatment in mind, we recommend you meet one-on-one with accredited cosmetic dentist Dr. Flax. He will be able to help you determine which type of veneers best suit your individualized needs. We invite you to visit our request an appointment page to schedule a complimentary consultation where you can spend 10-15 minutes, one-on-one with Dr. Flax, to discuss your desires and preferences.
Do Porcelain Veneers stain?
Porcelain veneers made with our most up to date technology do not stain. We have a way to keep the rest of your smile nice and white as well. We will give you recommendations based on your needs for dental cleanings and check-ups, home care and nutrition.
How long do Porcelain Veneers last?
Dr. Flax has a great track record with his veneer patients. We are proud to say that our patients he made veneers for 25 years ago remain very happy with their smiles. Porcelain materials have improved with technology, we have a way to ensure that you can enjoy the best longevity possible with your new smile. The overall maintenance plays a role in the longevity of your new porcelain veneers. The maintenance of porcelain veneers is similar to the overall maintenance of your dental health.
Will Dental Insurance Cover Porcelain Veneers Cost?
Dental insurance benefits can only be determined on an individual basis per your insurance plan. Often we are able to help our patients with their benefits if porcelain veneers are included on their plan. We will be happy to help you with that task.
If your insurance does not cover the veneers cost, our practice accepts financing with CareCredit and LendingClub.
Dental Veneers Alternative Options
Every smile is different and there are many different solutions that can often be considered. We have ways to close spaces, straighten teeth, improve color and shapes of teeth with options such as:
- clear braces (Invisalign),
- all porcelain crowns (no metal)
- teeth whitening (includes ZOOM in office whitening)
- tooth bonding
Dental Veneers Consultation
There are many factors involved in selecting the right smile design for you. Dr. Flax will meet with you personally to learn more about the image you want to project, the exact shape of your teeth, as well as the desired whiteness and translucency of your teeth. Your face shape, hair color, and complexion will also come into play in his final recommendation.
We have an extensive library of smiles to choose from, as well as computer simulations to help you visualize exactly how your new veneers will look. When all of these things are combined, the result will be flawless and we guarantee you will absolutely love your new smile. We are so confident of this fact, we offer what we like to call a beautiful smile guarantee. For more details, please visit our beautiful smile guarantee page.
Why Choose Flax Dental?
Besides being one of only a handful of accredited cosmetic dentists in the Atlanta area, he is a lecturer and past president of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry who has an international reputation for excellence. You can rest assured that you have come to the right place. Even though his credentials are impressive, creating beauty is a product of more than knowledge and skills. The dentist needs to have artistic instincts and needs to be a good listener. A smile makeover will transform your self image.
Schedule A Consultation
To learn more about Porcelain Veneers, contact Flax Dental in Atlanta to schedule an appointment today!