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By Phillip S. Tully III DMD
October 22, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: veneers   Damaged Teeth  

Porcelain VeneersIf you have a broken, damaged, or aesthetically imperfect teeth, you may benefit from dental veneers to overhaul your smile and ensure that you feel good about the way you look. Renewing your smile can make first impressions more confident, face-to-face social interactions more enjoyable, and help you look and feel like a million bucks. Find out more about dental veneers with Dr. Phillip Tully III and Dr. W. Newton Sharp in Columbus, GA.

What is a dental veneer? 
A dental veneer covers the surface of a tooth to mask its appearance, giving it new life and changing its shape, size, color, and overall appearance depending on your preferences. A dental veneer begins as a block of ceramic in a dental laboratory. A technician handcrafts the veneer based on a clay impression of your natural teeth. This process ensures a perfect fit and a convincing look, allowing you to smile without worrying about others noticing your dental restoration.

Am I a good candidate for dental veneers? 
A good candidate for dental veneers is in good overall and dental health and free from issues like teeth decay and gum disease. Since every dental restoration requires a solid foundation, your doctor will need to treat these problems before placing your veneers on the teeth. A good candidate should also have a strong at-home oral care routine which consists of the American Dental Association-recommended routine of brushing twice daily and flossing between each tooth at least once.

Are dental veneers safe? 
Veneers have been in use for many years and proven to be a safe way to restore your smile. Your dentist will prepare the tooth for the veneer by removing a thin layer of enamel from the tooth, making veneers an irreversible procedure. However, some veneer systems do not require this process. Consult with your dentist to determine what preparation your smile will need based on your choice of veneer.

Dental Veneers in Columbus, GA
For more information on dental veneers, please contact Dr. Phillip Tully III and Dr. W. Newton Sharp in Columbus, GA. Call (706) 323-6491 to schedule your appointment with your dentist today!