Veneers in Kennesaw, GA

What makes a smile beautiful? That’s a complex question, but some qualities of a lovely smile are immediately identifiable: good tooth color, shape and alignment are a few of the most important ones. If your teeth could use improvement in any of these categories, porcelain veneers could be just what you’re looking for.

You may already know that a veneer is a thin covering over another surface. In dentistry, veneers are a wafer-thin layer of super-strong porcelain that convincingly substitutes for natural tooth enamel. When bonded to your teeth, veneers can create a natural-looking, beautiful new surface. That’s because of dental porcelain, like natural tooth enamel, is translucent and tough. But it doesn’t stain like tooth enamel does.

Recent years have brought remarkable advances in dental porcelain technology. These days, veneers can be made so thin that they can sometimes be bonded directly to your existing tooth surface. In other cases, a very thin layer of tooth enamel — as thin as the veneer itself — needs to be removed to fit the new porcelain surface and make it look as lifelike as possible. Either way, the results are sure to make you smile.

A dental veneer procedure usually takes three trips to the dentist. Veneers can be used to improve color, size, shape, alignment, and more.

Versatility of Porcelain Veneers

Veneers can be used to improve any of the following characteristics of your teeth:

  • Color — Teeth can become stained by the foods and drinks we like, from smoking, and even normal aging. Veneers are available in numerous shades, from the most natural to the brightest Hollywood white.
  • Size & Shape — Teeth can become worn down from grinding habits, or may not have the shape or size you want to begin with. For example, some people consider rounder teeth more feminine and squarer teeth more masculine. Veneers can be shaped and sized in whichever way is most flattering to your face.
  • Alignment & Spacing — Veneers can be used to close small gaps between teeth or make slight corrections in alignment while improving tooth color and shape.

Limitations of Porcelain Veneers

There are some situations in which veneers would be inappropriate. For example, if you have significantly misaligned teeth or a large gap, orthodontics might be a more appropriate solution than veneers. And if you have lost a lot of tooth structure from decay or trauma (or a particularly severe grinding habit), it might be better to restore your teeth with porcelain crowns that cover the entire tooth.

Dental Veneers offer the following advantages:

  • Provide a natural looking appearance
  • Gum tissue tolerates porcelain well
  • Porcelain veneers are stain resistant
  • Veneers don’t require extensive shaping procedures
  • The color of veneers can improve upon that of dark teeth

The disadvantages to dental veneers:

  • Veneers are permanent
  • Veneers cost more than composite resin bonding
  • Veneers may not repairable should they become damaged
  • They may temporarily cause your teeth to become more sensitive because of the removal of enamel

In addition to being utilized as a cosmetic dentistry procedure, veneers can also serve a functional purpose by protecting the surface of a damaged tooth

Always a great experience at this office. The staff is top notch and takes great care of their patients. Our whole family uses Dr. Hall and wouldn’t go anywhere else! -Jill Batchelder

Creating a New Smile with Porcelain Veneers

The first step in creating a new smile with porcelain veneers is to communicate exactly what you don’t like about your smile as it is now. It’s a great idea to bring in pictures of smiles you do like, as a starting point for discussion. It’s possible to see how veneers would look on your teeth in one of the several ways. A model of your teeth can be created over which wax “veneers” can be placed; sometimes acrylic (plastic) or tooth-colored filling material can be placed directly onto your teeth to demonstrate the effect veneers would have on them.

Once the plan has been agreed upon, your teeth will be prepared by removing a small amount of enamel, if this step is necessary. Molds of your teeth will be taken and used by a skilled dental laboratory to create your veneers, and you will receive a temporary set of veneers to wear during the few weeks it will take to create your permanent veneers. When the veneers come back from the lab, they will be cemented onto your teeth.

I have been going to West Cobb Dentistry for about 20 years and will continue to go miles out of my way to receive the best of dental care. I appreciate the efficient, professional manner and friendliness of the entire staff but I am especially grateful for my dental hygienist, Tara, who has always provided excellent care.
Kerry O'Malley
Kerry O'Malley
19:56 13 Mar 18
I visited the office on January 9, 2018 to have a procedure and I do have to say I was impressed with the entire staff, but more specifically Dr. Hall. He was very kind and made sure that I was comfortable throughout the process. I have to say that this was the best experience I have had in YEARS!!!!
Tanisha Hannon
Tanisha Hannon
13:08 13 Mar 18
My daughter needed a stubborn baby tooth extracted so that her orthodontist can properly align her teeth. Appointment was at 3 o’clock, we were out of there by 3:25. Very quick, professional, & friendly to deal with.
Crystal Swain
Crystal Swain
21:28 08 Jan 18
I have been seen here for many years and always had a pleasant experience with he dentist and the office staff. My children also go to the Children's Center and they actually ENJOY going to dentist!!
Melissa Whitehead
Melissa Whitehead
17:50 18 Sep 17
West Cobb Dentistry has been treating our family for more than 5 years. We could not ask for a more dedicated, friendly, and efficient team of wonderful professionals. I highly recommend West Cobb Dentistry to others seeking a family-friendly quality dental team.
Tiffany Nunley
Tiffany Nunley
14:33 28 Aug 17
This is, by far, the best dental exam experience I've ever had. As soon as I entered the office, the staff were extremely friendly. The hygienist, Brittany, was so friendly, comforting, and gentle! I tend to be sensitive when it comes to cleanings, but I never once felt uncomfortable. Dr. Hall was extremely nice and informative. He made sure I understood any problem areas and a thorough plan of action. I will definitely return, and I hope you give them a try, too!
Krysta Fry
Krysta Fry
15:51 27 Jul 17
Only always good things to say about this practice and all the staff! Our family has been with the practice for a number of years and have been very pleased. Staff is always pleasant and knowledgeable. They are considerate of our time, never any long waits. Although they are conscientious about explaining what is needed and what may be a possible issue in the future, they are also very good about not pushing the cosmetic extras. Very happy to have found West Cobb Dentistry!
Susan Fitton
Susan Fitton
17:03 09 May 17

Caring for Your Veneers

Just like the teeth nature gave you, teeth restored with veneers need gentle brushing and flossing every day. This will remove dental plaque and ensure good gum tissue health around the veneers. Regular checkups at the dental office will remain as important as always to your oral and general health. And keep in mind that as tough as veneers are, they may not be able to withstand forces that come from using your teeth as tools (to open packages, for example) or biting into very hard foods like candy apples — which isn’t good for your natural teeth, either! And if you grind or clench your teeth at night, you might be advised to get a custom-made nightguard to protect your veneers — and your investment.