Porcelain Veneers in Greenville, SC
Porcelain veneers are a versatile and transformative solution for teeth that are misshapen, stained, discolored or simply unattractive. Placing a set of porcelain veneers creates a flawless, vibrant smile that looks completely natural.
Whether you have a single “problem” tooth that you want to conceal, or you want to transform your entire smile, porcelain veneers might be the ideal fit for you. You are invited to discuss your personal dental needs with Dr. Matthew Warner, the Greenville dentist that patients trust for exceptional cosmetic dentistry solutions.
What Are Porcelain Veneers?
Porcelain veneers are thin sheets or shells of porcelain that are placed over the surface of the teeth and bonded into place. They can conceal small imperfections and create uniformity and harmony between teeth that vary in shape, size or color.
Porcelain is a popular material used in dental restorations because it looks completely natural, is very strong and can last for many years without any problem.
Veneers are customized to the patient’s existing teeth. When placed, the veneers should be virtually indistinguishable from the adjacent natural teeth. Another advantage to customizing the veneers is they can look as natural or eye-catching as the patient likes!
Signs You Might Benefit from Veneers
You might benefit from the placement of porcelain veneers if you have any of the following:
- small chips or cracks in the teeth
- tooth stains or discoloration that won’t respond to whitening products/treatments
- small gaps between the teeth
- teeth that are significantly worn down due to teeth grinding or clenching
- minor alignment issues in the teeth (extremely misaligned teeth may require orthodontic treatment)
- irregularly shaped or uneven teeth
The best way to determine whether porcelain veneers are right for you is to meet with Dr. Warner and discuss your treatment needs and goals. After learning more about what you’re looking for, Dr. Warner will either confirm that veneers are the best choice, or suggest an alternative treatment.
Veneers Placement Process
Traditional veneers usually require two visits to fit and place.
First, the tooth receiving the veneers needs to be prepped. A small amount of tooth structure may be removed in order to make space for the veneer. Dr. Warner takes impressions of the tooth, and he and the patient discuss the desired shape, size and shade of the veneers.
This information is sent to the dental laboratory responsible for creating the veneer. In the meantime, the patient wears a temporary veneer over the prepared tooth.
Once the permanent veneer is ready, the temporary restoration is removed and the new one is bonded to the front of the tooth. Any last-minute adjustments can be made for fit or comfort.
Veneered teeth should be brushed and flossed daily to keep them clean, and checked by Dr. Warner every six months to a year to detect any problems. With the proper care and attention, veneers can last for many years!
How much do porcelain veneers cost?
The cost of porcelain veneers varies, based on factors such as the materials and number of veneers. Dr. Warner can give you a cost estimate during a consultation.
What can veneers correct?
Veneers can conceal the appearance of teeth that are unevenly shaped, sized or spaced, teeth that are discolored or worn, or teeth that are chipped or cracked.
Are veneers covered by insurance?
No, veneers are considered optional and therefore not covered by insurance.
Schedule a Cosmetic Dentistry Consultation with Dr. Warner
If you would like to discuss veneers and other smile makeover solutions with Dr. Warner, please call (864) 546-4242 or email Willoughby Dental today.