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By Dental Traditions
July 16, 2019
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: Veneers  

A bright, flawless smile is one of your heart's desires. But, some stains here and a chip there detract from your dream. Don't fret. At Dental Traditions in Fayetteville, your dentists, Dr. Edwin Richardson and Dr. Jonathan Robinson, correct flaws just like yours with beautiful porcelain veneers. Read on to learn if these dental laminates could help your smile.

What are porcelain veneers?

Porcelain veneers are one of modern dentistry's most sought-after services. Shells of ultra-thin, premium-grade ceramic, veneers are permanently bonded on the front side of teeth marred by:

  • Cracks
  • Chips
  • Deep stains from food, tobacco, and coffee
  • Mild gaps and crowding
  • Poor shape and weak structure
  • Pits
  • Craze lines
  • Excessive wear
  • Tetracyline stains

Porcelain veneers from your Fayetteville dentist deliver the shape, size, and color which perfectly compliment your smile width and height as well as your overall facial features and contours. Each veneer plan from Dental Traditions includes a complete oral examination to evaluate the health of your teeth and gums and instructions which detail how where veneers are placed. Even experience a visual preview of your finished smile!

The veneer procedure

It entails three visits to Dental Traditions. First, you'll discuss your smile goals with your dentist and undergo your exam and X-rays. Then, he'll show you what's possible for your smile.

When you agree on a treatment plan, the dentist will remove a thin portion of enamel from the front side of each tooth. This reduction allows the veneers to fit properly and feel normal within your mouth. He'll place temporary laminates over your teeth, too.

Then, your doctor takes digital or conventional oral impressions and sends them, along with detailed instructions, to a trusted dental lab. There, a skilled ceramist creates a 3D model of your mouth and sculpts each veneer to fit that model. He or she creates just the right shape and thickness and also shades the veneers to blend in with the rest of your teeth.

At the next appointment,your doctor will remove your temporary laminates and carefully fit and bond the permanent ones in place. The unique adhesive may be shaded for a natural-looking match to the rest of your smile. Also, the dentist uses a curing light to harden the cement. That's it! You're done and have that great-looking smile you have always wanted.

Veneers feature so many benefits

You'll enjoy many thing about your new porcelain veneers:

  • Ease of care (just brush, floss and get your six-month check-ups and cleanings)
  • Durability (veneers last for many years with proper care
  • Versatility (they can be combined with other cosmetic dentistry services for a total smile makeover)
  • Exceptional realism (you'll look like you--only better)

Come in, and we'll talk about it

Quality preventive, restorative, and cosmetic care are the hallmarks of Dental Traditions. If you wish to explore porcelain veneers or other aesthetic treatments, call us for a consultation appointment in Fayetteville, GA, at (770) 487-9797.

By Dental Traditions
October 31, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Veneers  

Sometimes a few minor tweaks and improvements are all it takes to rejuvenate a mediocre smile. From minor chips and cracks to stains and discolorations, even healthy teeth can use a little cosmetic improvement from time to time. Dr. Edwin Richardson and Dr. Jonathan Robinson, the dentists at Dental Traditions in Fayetteville, GA, recommend porcelain veneers for many of the common cosmetic issues that can ruin your smile over time.

A Brand New Smile with Porcelain Veneers in Fayetteville, GA

Veneers are a good option to fix cosmetic damage to the front teeth such as:

  • Stains and discolorations
  • Mild to moderate chips, cracks, and spacing
  • Seal a tooth after root canal therapy

They are the most minimally invasive option available to change the size, shape, or color of your teeth.

How Veneers Work

Dental veneers are made from a razor-thin layer of porcelain that is bonded directly onto the surface of each tooth. The veneers are designed to match the shade and texture of a natural tooth and molded to change the size, shape, or color of a damaged or cosmetically unattractive tooth.

When Are Veneers a Good Option?

Veneers are one of the most versatile and minimally invasive cosmetic dental treatments available and can literally transform your entire smile in as little as one or two appointments. If you have underlying issues like cavities or signs of gum disease, your dentist will take care of any problems before proceeding to the veneers. They are a great option for mild to moderate cosmetic damage to the surface of the teeth. After a thorough dental exam and professional cleaning, the dentist will recommend the dental restoration option that is best for your situation.

Find a Dentist in Fayetteville, GA

For more information about porcelain veneers and other restorative dentistry options, contact our office by calling (770) 487-9797 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Richardson or Dr. Robertson today.

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
February 19, 2015
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Veneers  

Dental VeneersFind out what dental veneers in Fayetteville can do to improve your smile.

Did you know that a smile is one of the first features someone notices about you? Think about all the times you smile in a day and you may be surprised to realize just how many people actually see your smile. While the majority of people think a bad smile can affect someone’s personal and professional successes, there are simple ways to boost your smile appearance. If you want to hide gaps between teeth or overcrowding without opting for years of braces, then consider how getting dental veneers in Fayetteville could help.

About Dental Veneers

Chances are pretty good that you’ve seen someone wearing dental veneers but you haven’t been able to tell. Many Hollywood stars opt for veneers to give them that straighter, whiter smile without going through time-consuming procedures. Dental veneers consist of thin layers of porcelain that go over the front of your teeth to hide stains, cracks and chips, minor crookedness and misshapen teeth, overlapping teeth and even gaps between teeth.

For those who don’t want to get braces to close these gaps or to fix minor overlaps between teeth, dental veneers are a great and fast way to get the results you want without wearing braces.

Getting Dental Veneers

Before the veneers are applied, we need to shave down some of your tooth’s enamel to make room for the volume the veneers will add to your teeth. After all, no one wants a bulky smile. Shaving down your tooth’s enamel is not painful and will not require anesthesia. The amount of enamel is minimal—only about ½ millimeter. However, once the enamel is removed it cannot be reversed.

After tooth preparation is complete, we will go about finding the veneers that will match the rest of your smile. Veneers offer a superior translucency that mimics that of natural teeth, so your veneer smile will always look natural. Once we get your approval we will paint dental cement between the veneers and your teeth and use a light to cure the cement and permanent adhere the veneers to your smile. It’s that easy!

Benefits of Dental Veneers

The major advantage to choosing veneers over other cosmetic procedures is that dental veneers give you the look you want without long or painful treatments. Furthermore, you don’t have to worry about anesthesia as you would if you opted for dental crowns to replace your smile. Enjoy the ease of hiding dental defects like cracks and gaps between teeth with veneers.

If you are dealing with gaps between teeth or other minor dental problems, find out if dental veneers could enhance and alter your smile for the better. Contact your Fayetteville dentist at Dental Traditions to schedule a one-on-one consultation.