Porcelain Veneers Can Enhance Your Smile with Stunning Results

If you are concerned about gaps between your teeth, chipped teeth, or stains that do not respond to whitening, veneers may be the perfect solution for you. Porcelain veneers are thin, durable shells that attach to the front of teeth to help restore your aesthetic appearance by covering cosmetic blemishes. Dr. Ron L. Shiver provides high-quality porcelain veneers for patients in the Valdosta, GA, area. Many patients who do not want to wear braces for minor orthodontic issues, but desire straighter teeth, turn to veneers as a source of almost instant results. 

Perhaps the most appealing benefit of veneers is that in as little as two appointments, patients can address many cosmetic dental imperfections.

What Veneers Can Treat

Often incorporated into smile makeovers, the durable porcelain of veneers is able to conceal a range of aesthetic issues, including:

  • Stained teeth that do not respond to teeth whitening
  • Gaps between teeth
  • Chipped, cracked, and broken teeth
  • Disproportionately small teeth
  • Irregularly shaped teeth
  • Mildly crooked or misaligned teeth

Perhaps the most appealing benefit of veneers is that in as little as two appointments, patients can address many cosmetic dental imperfections. In addition, veneers preserve more of your natural tooth than crowns, and they last much longer than dental bonding. 

Candidates for Veneers

Patients who are interested in looking younger, covering blemishes for a boost in confidence, or simply want to enjoy a more even and white smile, can be good candidates for porcelain veneers. This cosmetic treatment is able to provide significant results for a variety of concerns. However, you must have sufficient tooth enamel to undergo this treatment. You should also have good dental and gum health, as well. Dr. Shiver and his team can recommend restorative procedures to improve your oral health before placing your veneers. If veneers are not the right choice for you, we may suggest other cosmetic treatments that can help you achieve your goals.

Porcelain veneer held up to a smiling mouth

Planning and Placing Your Veneers

At your initial consultation, you will discuss your dental issues with Dr. Shiver, and let him know what you hope to accomplish with cosmetic dentistry. If you decide that porcelain veneers are the right choice for you, the two of you will begin developing your treatment plan to achieve your desired smile.

To prepare your teeth for veneers, Dr. Shiver will remove a very small amount of enamel. This step allows your veneers to bond more readily to your teeth, lay flat, and blend with neighboring teeth. We will then take detailed impressions of your prepared teeth. These molds will be sent to our advanced partner lab, where a ceramist will carefully fabricate your veneers. You will wear temporary veneers while your permanent restorations are being fabricated, a process that typically takes about two weeks.

At your second visit, your veneers will be available in our office. Dr. Shiver will examine the fit of your veneers several times during the procedure, to make sure they are exactly the right shape, size, and color to blend with your smile. He will make any necessary adjustments for the most aesthetic outcome. You will leave your second appointment with your quality, customized veneers in place.

Achieve an Enhanced Smile

Dr. Shiver and his staff are dedicated to treating your overall smile, not just your teeth. Schedule an appointment today to learn more about our cosmetic dentistry options and porcelain veneers. 

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