PORCELAIN VENEERS are an excellent method to achieve a smile makeover utilizing the IPS EMPRESS system. They are ultra-thin sculpted pieces of tooth-shaped porcelain that fit over the front of your teeth.
They are wonderful for fixing teeth that are significantly discolored, chipped, pitted, malformed or crooked, or if you have unwanted spaces. In certain situations, a change in upper lip fullness and balance can be obtained by placing porcelain laminate veneers on your four front teeth. Unlike crowns or caps, porcelain laminate veneers don't require the removal of much tooth structure. Veneers are usually created in a dental laboratory from an impression taken in the dental office. During the first visit, the color is matched using a shade guide. Then the teeth are prepped,
removing 1/2 a millimeter of the facial enamel. Then the teeth are fitted with temporaries while the veneers are being created at the lab.
The veneers are then cemented directly onto your teeth and polished to a natural, aesthetic smile. Porcelain Veneers are stronger and have a longer life than composite bonding, but the process requires more time. Veneers typically won't stain, making them a popular and efficient way of improving your smile. Treatment may take two or more office visits to complete and will last for years (as long as properly maintained and examined). Dr. Fagan utilizes the IPS EMPRESS porcelain veneers to bring back or renew lost smiles.
Call the office of Dr. Fagan at (404) 255-5006 for a consultation on Porcelain Veneers to find out how they can benefit you or help improve your smile.