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Choosing the Right Type of Dental Veneer

Dental veneers can solve many oral health and cosmetic concerns. Patients who want to improve discolored teeth, fix misaligned or chipped teeth, or close gaps can benefit from dental veneers.

Atlanta dentist Dr. Brenda Paulen offers patients a variety of dental veneers, each with different benefits, durability and cost. The two most common types of dental veneers are composite and porcelain.


Composite Veneers

Composite veneers are ideal for younger patients who have not yet finished growing or for adult patients who are not ready for the permanent, more expensive option of porcelain veneers. Composite veneers are an affordable option and can typically be placed during a single visit at our Sandy Springs office. This treatment bonds enamel to the tooth and usually lasts five to seven years. Good daily oral hygiene will help composite veneers stay polished and prevent staining.

Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers are permanent, durable and stain resistant. This treatment can improve the function and health of your teeth by using thin pieces of porcelain. While porcelain veneers are more expensive, they can last over 20 years or more. Porcelain veneers require multiple dental visits because they are created specifically for your unique set of teeth. This treatment provides durability and strength comparable to natural teeth, but with greater stain resistance.

When deciding which treatment is best for you, Dr. Paulen will consider your personal concerns, dental health goals and budget. Composite veneers are great for small chips, cracks and discoloration while porcelain veneers are better suited for extensive chipping, cracking, spacing or uneven teeth.

Dr. Paulen is a highly trained restorative and cosmetic dentist who has helped many patients improve their smile with veneers. Dr. Paulen is dedicated to helping her patients achieve both optimal dental health, and a smile they are proud to share.

Veneers are one of the most popular treatments for changing the overall appearance of your smile and also improving your dental health. If you would like to learn more about the different types of veneers and how they can meet your unique needs or goals, schedule your appointment with Dr. Paulen at our Atlanta dentist office today!