4200 Columbia Rd, Martinez, GA 30907



So you've decided on dental veneers as a way to enhance your smile! Working with Dr. John Massey, your cosmetic dentist at Augusta veneersSmileCare in Augusta, Georgia, you're sure to receive a beautiful, natural-looking set of teeth you can be proud to show off. You may be wondering, however, what goes into creating these cosmetic restorations. Dr. Massey has provided some information for patients to better explain the scientific process behind the creation of their veneers.

How veneers are created

Because dental veneers are extremely thin - about half the thickness of a dime - they need precision equipment to ensure they are not only made to your exact specifications, but remain strong and durable as well. Dental laboratory technicians work with hydraulic machines to craft the veneers out of a section of porcelain, a substance made from ceramic minerals. Layers of porcelain are heated, then applied to each other as they cool to strengthen the veneer from the inside out. Technicians then use liquid porcelain in various colors to paint the veneer into the exact shade you and your Augusta cosmetic dentist decided upon.

How veneers are placed

In order for veneers to be bonded properly to a tooth, your Augusta cosmetic dentist must use hydrofluoric acid - a solution of hydrogen and fluoride mixed together in water - to etch the surface of the teeth. Since hydrofluoric acid is strong enough to etch glass, it can easily create a microscopic texture in tooth enamel. This enables your Augusta cosmetic dentist to more easily apply the veneers to your teeth using a bonding cement; the ridged back of the porcelain veneer "interlocks" with the now-rough area of the natural tooth better than if both surfaces were smooth.

You can be assured that veneers from Dr. Massey, your Augusta cosmetic dentist, will be crafted using only the highest quality materials and techniques, giving you a long-lasting and beautiful update to your teeth. We at Augusta SmileCare look forward to working with you as we create your one-of-a-kind smile makeover!

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John D. Massey, DMD
4200 Columbia Road
Martinez, GA 30907