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Are Veneers Your Answer to Instant Orthodontics? Gainesville, GA
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Porcelain veneers are one of the most innovative services in cosmetic dentistry. They involve a simple, non-invasive process but deliver dramatic results. Porcelain veneers are commonly used in patients who want a full smile makeover. In just two office visits, you could have the Hollywood smile you’ve always wanted.  You may be well-aware of the fact that veneers can improve teeth that are stained, chipped, gapped or uneven, but did you know that porcelain veneers can address crooked teeth too? Before you cancel your orthodontic treatment plan to get dental veneers, you should have a clear understanding about when and how veneers are used as “instant orthodontics.”

How Veneers Work

To better understand how veneers can improve crooked teeth, you must know how veneers are placed. Porcelain veneers are wafer-thin shells of porcelain that are placed on the front surface of your teeth. They are only used on the teeth that show when you smile. This is important. Porcelain veneers are never used to actually move your teeth into better alignment, they are purely cosmetic and only able to “cover up” what lies beneath. For some patients, this is enough, and veneers are a perfect solution. Veneers are successful for those that have a wide gap between their two front teeth or a few teeth that are slightly crooked. In such cases, dental bonding may not be enough to address their imperfection, but veneers certainly can.

When Veneers Should Not Be an Orthodontic Substitute

There are situations in which veneers are not best for crooked, spaced or crowded teeth. If you have a severe bite misalignment that is causing jaw discomfort or crowding that is creating tight spaces within your smile that is difficult to keep clean, veneers won’t solve your problem.  In such cases, you may need proper orthodontic treatment (Invisalign, braces, etc) to actually move your teeth into better position.

Are Veneers Right for You?

The only surefire way to determine if porcelain veneers are your answer for a more confident smile is to let a dentist evaluate you. At Gainesville Dental Group, we have a talented cosmetic dentist who can determine your candidacy for veneers. Veneers are certainly one of the most life-changing solutions in cosmetic dentistry, but they should never come at the cost of your smile health or smile comfort.

Posted on behalf of Gainesville Dental Group

Our Patient Reviews

Bev M.

Very happy with the staff at Gainesville Dental Group. The doctors are caring and experienced. I never am left in the waiting room. The hygienist always ask thorough questions and report to the doctor before the exam, saving me from having to repeat everything. Highly recommend.

Dennis C.

I came to Gainesville Dental Group with a crown that was in bad shape and painful. Dr. Vetter was very knowledgeable about what needed to be done and went to great lengths to ensure the treatment to resolve the problem was in my best interest. He and assistant Sarah Riley were very professional yet personable. They worked together seamlessly in a manner that put me at ease and were very focused on fixing the tooth. Any physical discomfort was minimal and both Dr. Vetter and Sarah were encouraging and positive. A very good experience.

Sarah R.

I come to Gainesville Dental Group for my routine cleanings and absolutely love it! It’s very clean and I love how up to date they are with digital X-rays and photos of the teeth. I had to have a filling and they were able to point out on the screen where my cavity was on the X-ray. It’s much easier getting the work done when you have an understanding of what the doctor is doing! Dr. Vetter did my filling and the whole procedure was pain free! I can’t say enough good things about this group!

Linda H.

Dr. Gannon and Hannah were great. They talked me thru my procedure and made sure I was comfortable and pain free. The office was friendly and pleasant. My hubby and son have used them and liked them. I've found a new dentist! Thank You GDG.

Candace C.

Since I started my orthodontic treatment fifteen months ago, the staff at Gainesville Dental Group have been exceptional. Dr. Vetter is so kind and energetic and Kim puts you at ease while she works miracles! I am thrilled at my results and that they worked within my timeframe. I gladly recommend The Gainesville Dental Group for a personalized experience. Thank you!

Kayla B.

The whole office staff is amazing! Super friendly and helpful. Dr. Gannon has always been very nice and does great work! My husband sees Dr. Vetter and has only good things to say as well. I highly recommend this office!

Lorrie M.

This is by far the best dental group I have been to in a long time. The staff is wonderful and caring. From the front office to the Dentists are a class act. Very kind and explain step by step. High quality work. Don't plan on going anywhere else. My husband has had the same experience. Do yourself a favor and check them out. Tell them Lorrie sent you

Bruce Y.

Great dental visit! Went in for annual cleaning and x-rays. Donna did an awesome job and pointed out a potential issue which she brought up to the doctor who concurred. It was an excellent visit. Thank you to the "team" @ Gainesville Dental Group.

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1026 Thompson Bridge Road
Gainesville GA, 30501

Tel: (770) 297-0401

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Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

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