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By North Park Family Dentistry
February 13, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Veneers   cosmetic dentistry  

Veneers cover teeth with a thin layer of porcelain, instantly improving their appearance. Columbus, GA, dentist Dr. Tyler Myers explains veneershow veneers can give you the smile you've always wanted.

How do veneers make over teeth?

Veneers are used to conceal flaws or minor damage that affects the fronts of teeth. They're often constructed of porcelain, a translucent material that closely resembles tooth enamel. Your veneers will be custom-made to fit your teeth using molds of your mouth made in our Columbus office.

Veneers typically require three dental appointments. During the first appointment, a thin layer of enamel will be removed, and an impression of your mouth will be made. A few weeks later, you'll return for the fitting and application of the veneers. A follow-up visit may also be scheduled about a week or two after you receive your veneers.

Who can benefit from veneers?

Veneers are a good choice for nearly anyone who would like to enhance their smile. They're an excellent option if you want to conceal:

  • Surface Flaws: Whether your tooth chipped after you bit into a hard pretzel, or you've always wanted to do something about the pits in your enamel, veneers can transform the surface of your teeth. They're often used to hide shallow cracks or uneven surfaces.
  • Gaps: Veneers can eliminate slight spaces between teeth.
  • Discolorations: Injuries, large fillings or childhood tetracycline use can cause your teeth to become dark or discolored. Veneers match your natural tooth color, making it impossible to tell that you've had an dental work done. Veneers can also be used to whiten all of your teeth.
  • Short Teeth: Grinding or clenching your teeth at night may eventually shorten some of them, affecting the appearance of your smile. Adding veneers is a simple way to lengthen teeth. A custom-made nightguard is a must if your teeth have shortened due to grinding or clenching. Without the nightguard, you may damage your new veneers.
  • Oddly Shaped Teeth: Even the slightest twists or turns in teeth can make them stand out. Thanks to the addition of a veneer, your tooth will look perfectly straight.

Enhance your smile with veneers! Call Columbus, GA, dentist Dr. Tyler Myers at (706) 507-0606 to schedule your appointment.

By North Park Family Dentistry
February 06, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Veneers   cosmetic dentistry  

Veneers are dental restorations that can give your smile a fresh start. It's a viable solution for patients who have tooth damage or veneersimperfections that need to be covered up. They allow your dentist to give you a “Hollywood” smile that’s white and nicely sculpted. Find out more about this cosmetic treatment offered by Dr. Tyler Myers at North Park Family Dentistry in Columbus, GA.

Designing Veneers
Veneers are custom dental prosthetics that are designed to fit your one-of-a-kind smile. They are about the width of a contact lens and look similar to a small wafer. When bonded to the front of the tooth, it gives it a whole new look. Veneers can be designed in a specific shade that matches the rest of your smile and they can be shaped and contoured as needed.

If you have generally healthy teeth that can support veneers, there are a number of benefits of getting this cosmetic treatment at North Park Family Dentistry in Columbus. For one, you can show off your new smile in a relatively short time—getting veneers takes about two appointments. Also, this treatment only requires a minor adjustment to your natural teeth compared to full crowns. Finally, you can count on your veneers lasting up to 20 years with maintenance and regular dental appointments.

Caring for Veneers
Once you have veneers, adopting new, better dental care habits will help ensure that they continue to look good. Here are a few tips to keep in mind:

- Brush carefully and thoroughly around the veneers to remove food particles and plaque buildup.
- Floss to remove food from around the gum line to avoid problems with gum disease.
- Go to the dentist at least once every six months for a checkup and cleaning.

Schedule Your Veneer Consultation
Set aside time to consult with Dr. Myers at North Park Family Dentistry in Columbus, GA about getting veneers. Call (706) 507-0606 today to schedule a time to visit.

This restorative and cosmetic dental work could be the answer you’re looking for.

There are so many options when it comes to cosmetic dentistry that you may be confused as to which treatment will give you the results restorative and cosmetic dentistryyou want. Of course, it’s important to figure out what your goals are for treatment so that our Columbus, GA dentist, Dr. Tyler Myers, can help you come up with the best option for you. Here are three popular restorations and why they are so often used.

Dental Crowns

There are many situations in which a dental crown can be a great choice. If you are dealing with a tooth that is cracked, chipped or broken, a dental crown is a great way to restore it. Dental crowns can be made from many different materials, but porcelain or composite resin tend to be the most popular because they look most like natural teeth. These porcelain crowns are placed over the tooth to improve strength, function and appearance. While crowns can also be used to improve the shape and color of a malformed or discolored tooth there are other cosmetic options to consider if you want to improve just the appearance of a tooth.

Dental Veneers

This is a popular way for patients to finally get the straighter and more attractive smile they’ve always wanted. These thin porcelain shells are adhered to the front of your tooth to cover minor to more severe imperfections like discolorations, malformed teeth and even gaps between teeth. Since they require less tooth enamel removal than dental crowns they tend to be a more popular choice in Columbus.

Dental Implants

If you are missing one or more permanent teeth and are looking for a restoration that will truly last you a long time then it’s time to consider getting dental implants. These are the only tooth replacement that naturally fuses together with the jawbone to take the place of missing tooth roots. From there a dental crown, bridge or even a full set of dentures can be placed over this restoration to replace missing teeth.

Do you have questions about cosmetic dentistry? Want to see how North Park Family Dentistry in Columbus, GA could improve your smile? If so, then call us today and schedule your no-risk consultation.

By North Park Family Dentistry
June 09, 2016
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Veneers  

Improving your smile is as simple as adding dental veneers to problem areas. Tyler Myers, DMD, your Columbus dentist, explains how veneersveneers can improve the appearance of your teeth.

Veneers conceal imperfections

Veneers are an excellent choice if you have minor flaws in your teeth. These thin porcelain or plastic shells attach to the front of your teeth with dental cement, providing you with a more uniform smile.

Dental veneers are versatile

Veneers are used to conceal a variety of flaws, including:

  • Slight gaps between your teeth
  • Chips on your teeth
  • Discolorations due to tetracycline use, root canal treatment or large fillings
  • Oddly shaped or crooked teeth

Veneers brighten your smile

Veneers are also a good choice if you've tried teeth whitening treatment but weren't satisfied with the results. When you opt for dental veneers, you can pick the shade of white you prefer. After teeth whitening, it's important to avoid coffee, tea, cola, wine, berries and other foods that stain teeth. However, veneers are very resistant to staining.

The veneer process is easy

During the initial veneer visit, your Columbus dentist will remove a small amount of tooth enamel by filing it away. Filing ensures that your new veneers fit perfectly, although this step may not be required in some cases. After your teeth are filed, he'll make an impression and send it to a dental laboratory that will create your veneers.

It usually takes two or three weeks for the lab to make your veneers. When they're ready, you'll return to your dentist's office. He'll check the fit and make any adjustments necessary before permanently attaching the veneers to your teeth with dental cement. A special curing light will be used to help the veneers bond to the cement.

Transform your smile with veneers! Call Tyler Myers, DMD, your Columbus dentist, at (706) 507-0606 to schedule an appointment today. Veneers help you achieve a perfect smile!

By North Park Family Dentistry
December 15, 2014
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Veneers  

If you have a cosmetic tooth issue, the best and simplest solution for you may be to get veneers. Veneers are made of materials that resemble the look and feel of your natural teeth in their best condition. In advance of your appointment with Columbus dentist Dr. Tyler Myers, DMD, make sure you understand the different types of veneers available.


What Are Veneers?

To understand veneers, think of aluminum siding on a house. The siding is a relatively thin layer of material that lies on top of the previous exterior of the home to hide imperfections. Like aluminum siding, a veneer is a superficial cosmetic solution for your teeth that gives you a like-new appearance when you smile, talk and laugh. Columbus dentist Dr. Tyler Myers, DMD specializes in the creation and placement of dental veneers.


Composite Resin Veneers

Some veneers are made of a material used by dentists called composite resin. It is a white, tooth-like material that goes on the surface of the tooth like a paste, then dries to a hardened dental restoration. A composite resin can be formed and applied while you’re sitting in the dentist’s chair. When it’s just right, the dentist uses a curing light to bond the veneer in place. Composite resin can last about five years with good care and is the more affordable option for veneers.


Porcelain Veneers

If you want a more permanent and attractive dental restoration, ask Dr. Myers about porcelain veneers. Porcelain is an attractive ceramic material that very closely resembles the appearance of a perfect, shiny, pearly white tooth. Porcelain veneers are more expensive than composite resin, but they look amazing and can last a lifetime with good care. It has to be manufactured in a dental lab. A small amount of the natural tooth must be removed to prepare for a dental veneer to ensure that it stays in place for as long as possible.


Explore Your Options with Dr. Myers

Consult Columbus dentist Dr. Tyler Myers, DMD about whether composite resin or porcelain veneers are right for your unique case. Call North Park Family Dentistry at (706) 507-0606 or visit to request a time for an initial visit to the office.