6 Signs You May Need Dental Veneers

By Dr. Brett Silverman | Mar 21, 2015 | Cosmetic Dentistry, Porcelain Dental Veneers
6 Signs You May Need Dental Veneers

(last updated September 2023)

Unhappy with your smile? Need dental veneers?

Well, porcelain dental veneers from a nearby dentist may be the solution you need. Our office in Alpharetta loves fixing smiles with veneers.

When you get ready for work in the morning and take one last look in the mirror, do you feel confident? Or is there something about your smile that makes you feel a little less confident?

Are you comfortable walking into a room full of people and smiling your biggest, brightest smile?

Does your smile hurt or help your self esteem and self confidence?

Have you ever seen someone with seemingly perfect teeth? There is a good chance you’re actually looking at their porcelain veneers!

Dental veneers are a common cosmetic dentistry procedure that improves the look of your smile. With the thickness (or thinness we should say) of a contact lens, veneers are designed to give you an amazing smile.

Dental veneers can turn “bad” teeth into an impeccable smile for those wanting to benefit from veneers.

Here are 6 common signs that may mean you need porcelain veneers:

1. You are unhappy with your smile.

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What don’t you like about about your smile? Slightly crooked teeth? Teeth stained from years of cigarette smoking (a common cause for stained teeth)?

There are countless reasons why patients are unhappy with their smile. You can probably list about 3 things you wish you could change about yours, right?

Our talented cosmetic dentists, Dr. Silverman and Dr. Morton, have several years of experience near Alpharetta, GA with transforming smiles with veneers.

2. You have cracked, chipped, or broken teeth.

Veneers can fix chipped, cracked, or broken teeth. Maybe you got hit in the face with a ball, or your son or daughter accidentally smacked his or her face during gymnastics class, which resulted in a broken tooth.

Depending on the severity of the crack, chip, or break, our dentists may recommend porcelain veneers. Veneers are customizable to transform your smile.

3. Your teeth are extremely stained and store-bought teeth whitening products will NOT work.

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Many people have figured out that over-the-counter, store-bought teeth whitening products don’t completely remove pesky stains. Slight changes may be seen after using whitening pastes, but nothing too dramatic.

For patients who want to dramatically whiten stained teeth once and for all, porcelain veneers or in-office whitening could work. Our dentists will determine which one will work best for you depending on how severe the staining is.

If you are interested in getting rid of the yellow, brown, and tan stains on your teeth, call our dental office near you today.

4. You have a gap or gaps between your teeth.

Do you have a small or a big gap between your teeth that you feel embarrassed about? Many people have gaps that they would love to change. Veneers can fix that tooth gap.

Healthy vs Attrition Teeth5. Your teeth are worn down.

Teeth become worn down and flat over time, sometimes because of teeth grinding or clenching (known as bruxism), sometimes leading to significant dental problems.

For patients who have severely worn down teeth, dental veneers can be a great option.

6. You have teeth that are misaligned, uneven, or irregularly shaped.

Dental veneers can fix minor alignment issues, as well as irregularly shaped teeth or uneven teeth. Our dentists in Alpharetta can customize the size, shape, and color of the veneers to give you a healthy, good-looking smile.


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Why are people unhappy with their smile?

  • Chipped tooth.Crooked teeth
  • Misaligned teeth
  • Stained, discolored teeth
  • Broken or chipped teeth
  • Cracked teeth
  • Uneven gum line
  • “Gummy smile”
  • Missing teeth
  • Badly decayed teeth
  • Uneven teeth (some teeth are longer than others)
  • Gaps between the teeth
  • Discolored gums

Now keep in mind these are just some of the reasons why people don’t like the way their smile looks. If you are unhappy with your smile, dental veneers or a smile makeover will help you.

Those who choose dental veneers benefit from:

  • Increased self-esteem
  • Increased self-confidence
  • Increased overall happiness
  • Easier/more efficient brushing and flossing

With veneers, you won’t feel self-conscious or ashamed of your smile — you’ll smile at every opportunity!

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So, what’s it like getting porcelain dental veneers?

Getting veneers is a fairly straightforward process that takes place over two appointments.

  • Smiling patient with dental veneerDuring the first appointment, the teeth are gently prepared to make sure the veneers do not appear bulky. This process involves removing a minimal amount of the tooth enamel, which means the procedure is not reversible. That being said, most patients find that veneers are well worth it, and can last 10 or more years with proper care. The veneers are then customized to the perfect size, shape and color (a shade of white). Temporary veneers are then placed on top of the newly prepared teeth.
  • During the second appointment, the temporary veneers are removed and the custom porcelain veneers are bonded to the teeth. It’s now time to be proud of your brand new smile!

Want to know even more about veneers? Visit our webpage: https://acfdga.com/porcelain-veneers/

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Some things to think about…

  • If you happen to be a patient who has major struggles with gum health (severe gum disease, etc), veneers may not be the best choice for you.
  • If you are someone who grinds your teeth at night or clenches your jaw, veneers could become compromised under that amount of pressure.
  • Your veneers are still susceptible to cracking, chipping, or decay just like regular teeth. Regular brushing, flossing, and good oral care must be part of your daily habits.

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Does it hurt to get veneers?

We get it! That’s a fair question! Dental anesthesia may be used during the veneers appointments. Some patients experience slight soreness after the appointment(s) (but not necessarily pain).

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3 real-life scenarios where a person may need dental veneers

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Veneers before an important life event

An important life event could be a wedding, graduation, class reunion, or any other event when you want to look your absolute best.

If you have something on the calendar months down the road that you want to look nothing less than your best for, now is the perfect time to give our Alpharetta, GA dental practice a call.

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Veneers for the driven, career-minded individual

Having a great smile isn’t a “magic bullet” to a successful career, but it can help. It’s no secret that when others around you (clients, bosses, etc.) know, like, and trust you, it makes being successful a little bit easier.

For a self esteem boost in your career, a pleasant, attractive smile can’t hurt.

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Veneers…because it’s just time for a new smile!

This scenario is quite common.

Maybe there isn’t a specific trigger event per se, but you’ve just realized over time that your self confidence has taken a hit and maybe your smile is partially to blame. Dental veneers can give you a refreshed, new look.

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Need dental veneers in Alpharetta? Call us!

Brett S. Silverman, DDS, MAGD, LLSRThe first step to get this popular smile makeover service is to call our office in Alpharetta for an appointment.

During this appointment, we will talk about the cosmetic and restorative dentistry services that are best for your smile. We love helping patients understand treatment options. You’ll see that our team members are patient and willing to listen to any concerns you may have.

Our patients absolutely love porcelain veneers. What’s not to love? A restored sense of self confidence and self esteem…sign me up!

Advanced Cosmetic & Family Dentistry in Alpharetta is a trusted provider of porcelain veneers. Our patients rely on Dr. Silverman and his team to help them achieve the smiles they’ve always wanted!

For more information about porcelain veneers or other cosmetic dental treatments, contact our office.

And be sure to browse through our testimonials from real patients of our dental practice! We look forward to speaking with you and to giving you exceptional dental care.