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By Edward C. Smith, DMD, MPH, LLC
November 25, 2013
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: veneers   Columbus  
Cosmetic Dentist Columbus GA VeneersIf you smile doesn’t live up to what you desire, talk to Dr. Edward Smith, our dentist serving Columbus, for proper diagnosis and treatment planning with dental veneers. Whether your teeth are chipped, discolored, worn down or crooked, veneers can be used to mask your dental blemishes. 
 
Dental veneers are special thin laminates that are a form of cosmetic dentistry, and also work to protect the surface of your damaged teeth, which can even eliminate the need for more extensive treatments.  Other benefits of veneers include:
 
  • Durability
  • Improved smile appearance
  • Little-to-no removal of tooth structure
 
It is important to understand that the removal of any natural tooth structure is permanent, which makes your decision to undergo treatment in Columbus with veneers important. As a Columbus dentist, Dr. Smith prefers to offer patients the most minimally invasive options first before choosing veneers.  If your natural teeth are functionally and esthetically adequate, dental veneers may not be an appropriate treatment for you.  However, if your teeth are severely discolored, then your treatment options may include porcelain veneers or composite veneers. 
 

Caring for Your Veneers

 
After your veneer procedure, it is important to practice proper care in order to help your veneers last as long as possible.  Care must be taken to not abuse your veneers because the thin porcelain shells or composite layers can be damaged or broken. Dr. Edward Smith will also advise you against certain uses or dietary tendencies, such as eating carrots or chewing on ice, and may recommend that you wear a protective appliance while you are sleeping if you grind your teeth. 
 
If you are interested in significantly altering the appearance of your smile, and teeth whitening has not worked, talk to Dr. Edward Smith, Columbus cosmetic dentist, for further diagnosis and to find out if veneers are an appropriate treatment for your smile. 

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