Porcelain Veneers An Overview
If you are unhappy with the appearance of your smile, porcelain veneers could be the best solution. Columbus, GA cosmetic dentist Dr. Albert Caves has been using veneers to improve his patients smiles since 1999. Dr. Caves is one of the few dentists in Columbus to offer same day treatment for veneers thanks to advanced CAD/CAM technology called CEREC.
What Are Veneers?
Porcelain veneers are thin, semi-translucent “shells” typically attached to your front teeth. Customized from fine, tooth-like porcelain material, dental veneers are permanently bonded to your teeth. Porcelain veneers are a great alternative to otherwise painful dental procedures to improve the appearance of your smile.
Common problems that porcelain veneers are used to correct:
- Spaces between the teeth
- Broken or chipped teeth
- Unsightly, stained or discolored teeth
- Permanently stained or discolored teeth
- Crooked or misshapen teeth
Porcelain Veneers What to Expect
Dr. Caves is one of a few dentist in Columbus, GA with CEREC technology for single visit porcelain veneers. Using CAD/CAM technology, Dr. Caves can design, fabricate and place veneers in just one office visit.
First, Dr. Caves will take a digital impression of your teeth. The images will be sent to a computer where Dr. Caves can design a custom fit veneer for your tooth. The specifications for the veneer will be sent to a milling machine inside our Columbus dentist office. In just minutes, the veneer will be fabricated and ready to try on your tooth.
Patients love CEREC veneers because they only have to make one visit, this means less time off work. CEREC offers more comfortable treatment as well because patients don’t have to deal with impression trays, uncomfortable temporaries or multiple injections of anesthetic.
Contact our Columbus, Georgia dental office for more information about porcelain veneers and to schedule your consultation with Dr. Caves.