My Blog

Posts for tag: Cosmetic Dentistry

By Dental Traditions
June 15, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Veneers   Cosmetic Dentistry  

Are you ready to find out how dental veneers could significantly improve your smile’s appearance?veneers

Perhaps you’ve been doing a little online research and stumbled upon dental veneers. Are you a bit confused about what dental veneers are and what they do? If so, our Fayetteville, GA, dentists, Drs. Edwin and Jonathan Robinson, are here to provide the information you need to determine whether or not this cosmetic dentistry is right for you.

Dental veneers are thin shells that are bonded to the front of your teeth to change the shape, color, and overall appearance. Veneers can be a great option for those who have healthy teeth but want to improve upon common cosmetic issues such as:

  • Discolorations and stains
  • Chips, cracks and fractures
  • Uneven or worn teeth
  • Teeth that are too long or short
  • Gaps between teeth
  • Minor overlapping or crowding
  • Minor crookedness
  • Misshapen teeth

Veneers have become a popular option for many people looking to get cosmetic dentistry in Fayetteville because these restorations are able to mask a variety of different imperfections and greatly improve your smile without the need for invasive dentistry or multiple procedures.

There are two main types of dental veneers in which to consider: porcelain or composite. What is the difference between these two? The main difference (aside from the type of material used) is the fact that porcelain veneers are custom-made to fit over your teeth. This means that impressions will need to be taken of your mouth and an outside dental lab will need to make your veneers. This also requires coming in to see our dentist for multiple visits in order to get your new restorations.

If you want to revamp your smile but you aren’t too keen on making several visits then you may want to consider getting composite veneers, which can be placed in just one visit. Since there is less preparation required, composite veneers (the same material used for tooth-colored fillings) are often less expensive. Of course, porcelain is often more durable than composite resin, so porcelain veneers can last a few years longer than composite veneers.

If dental veneers sound like the dentistry you’ve been looking for in Fayetteville, GA, then the next step is to book an appointment with one of our dentists to find out if you are the ideal candidate for veneers. Turn to Dental Traditions to create your beautiful, new smile.

By Dental Traditions
February 23, 2016
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Veneers   Cosmetic Dentistry  

Do you have front teeth that don’t look as wonderful as you’d like them to look? Are they yellowed and dull, chipped or cracked? Maybe veneersthey are slightly overlapping, but you don’t want to go through orthodontic treatment. You’ll be happy to know there is a versatile solution to fix all of these problems; it’s called porcelain veneers. Your dentists at Dental Traditions in Fayetteville, Georgia would like to help you discover why porcelain veneers are right for you.

Porcelain veneers are right for you if you want to improve the look of your smile. Veneers can make less-than-perfect teeth look beautiful, giving you the self-confidence you deserve. Your teeth can look great once again, even if your teeth are:

  • Heavily worn or cracked due to aging
  • Badly stained from smoking, coffee, tea and red wine
  • Broken or damaged from trauma or injury
  • Widely spaced from genetics
  • Rotated or overlapping

Porcelain veneers are thin sheaths of beautiful, translucent porcelain custom-made uniquely for you in a dental laboratory. Your dentists at Dental Traditions will prepare your teeth to receive the veneers and make molds of your teeth. These molds are sent off to the highly skilled dental technicians who will create your beautiful new veneers. Your dentists at Dental Traditions will cement your veneers permanently at your next appointment.

Porcelain veneers may look delicate and beautiful, but they are strong. They are also a conservative choice because very little tooth structure needs to be removed, just enough to accommodate the thickness of the veneer. An added benefit is that porcelain veneers are more resistant to stains, according to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.

There are many advantages to porcelain veneers. They are an investment in your smile, so talk with the experts, your dentists at Dental Traditions in Fayetteville, Georgia. They are ready to help you explore why porcelain veneers are right for you, so call today!

By Dental Traditions
January 28, 2015
Category: Dental Procedures

Teenagers interested in getting veneers to achieve that perfect Hollywood-smile need to be fully informed of the risks and benefits. At Dental Traditions in Fayetteville, Dr. Ed Richardson, DMD and Dr. Jonathan Robinson, DMD want to share with you who would make a good candidate for veneers.

What are Veneers?


Veneers are a piece of plastic or porcelain that is cemented to the front of you teeth to change the way your teeth look. Veneers can be used to cover chipped, uneven, discolored, crooked, or irregularly shaped teeth. Veneers are mainly used to improve the look and appearance of your smile.

Is there a set age that someone should be to get veneers?

No, there is not. Each individual is unique. Ideally, the best candidates are adults. However, the dentist can evaluate teenagers to see if they might be a good candidate.

What are some of the things dentists evaluate when considering veneers?

The dentist will evaluate the overall health of your teeth and mouth. They will determine if your teeth, gum, and bones have fully developed. They will want to ensure that you have stopped growing and your teeth have stopped shifting. They will look to see how crooked or straight your teeth are. They will also base their determination on how well you have practiced good oral hygiene.

Things to Keep in Mind

  • Veneers are permanent. Once you have them done, there is no going back.
  • If you have veneers done before you stop growing, the veneer will pull away from your gums, exposing your natural teeth underneath and an unattractive smile.
  • If you are a teenager when you first have veneers placed, it is important to keep in mind that you will probably have to have them redone once or twice in your lifetime.

If you are wanting to improve your smile, make an appointment with Dr. Richardson or Dr. Robinson to fully explore all the options that are available to you. Call Dental Traditions in Fayetteville at (770) 487-9797 today. We can work together to get you that sparkling smile you want!

Are you a patient of Dental Traditions? If so, we would love to hear about your experiences below!