Over time, your teeth can become dull and damaged, but they don’t have to stay that way. Think of porcelain veneers as a strong, dazzling coat of armor that covers your smile’s imperfections. You may want veneers because they will permanently whiten your smile, or maybe you want to correct imperfections like chips, cracks, or misalignments. With veneers, you can achieve a flawless smile in about two visits.
This page gives basic information about dental veneers, but the best way to learn how they can help you is to have your smile evaluated in person. Please call (803) 781-9090 or email Columbia Smiles Dentistry today to schedule an appointment at our Columbia, South Carolina office.
What Veneers Can Fix
Porcelain veneers are one of the most powerful cosmetic dentistry procedures available. They can be used to correct teeth that are:
- Short or poorly shaped
And the procedure can correct them all at the same time.
Veneers can even be used to customize your smile, not only making your smile more attractive, but subtly enhancing characteristics of youth, energy, masculinity, femininity, or other personal traits you want your smile to convey.
The Porcelain Veneer Process
First, we will prepare your teeth and take an impression. Highly-skilled dental ceramists will then craft wafer-thin shells in a shade that can exactly match your natural tooth color, match your whitened teeth, or conceal discolored teeth to make your smile significantly whiter. Prepare to be transformed on your next visit. Your porcelain veneers will bond to your teeth and seamlessly cover gaps, stains, cracks, or chips for real results.
How Long Do Porcelain Veneers Last?
Some people worry that “porcelain” veneers are fragile, but dental veneers are actually made of high-grade advanced ceramics. Studies have shown that when properly placed by an experienced cosmetic dentist, 90-95% of porcelain veneers are still in place ten years later. And about 85% of veneers are expected to be in place after 20 years.
With proper care and treatment, veneers give you a smile that doesn’t stain or dull, and lasts for decades.
To learn more about porcelain veneers from our experienced cosmetic dentist, Dr. Adam Hahn, please call (803) 781-9090 or email Smile Columbia Dentistry today for an appointment at our Columbia, South Carolina office.