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Porcelain Veneers – Simpsonville, SC   

Create a Brand-New, Beautiful Smile with One Treatment

Woman sharing beautiful smile with porcelain veneers Unhappy with your teeth? These days, there’s just no reason to live with a smile you don’t absolutely love. Cosmetic treatments like porcelain veneers in Simpsonville, SC are more accessible than ever before. They are quickly becoming one of the most popular treatments in cosmetic dentistry -- and our team is pleased to offer beautiful porcelain veneers at Tylan Creek Family Dentistry!

What Are Porcelain Veneers?

Porcelain veneers are thin, tooth-shaped coverings that look like your natural teeth (but better, of course). Your dentist can affix veneers to the front surface of one or more of the teeth that show when you speak and smile. We call these the “social six,” and veneers can correct any number of imperfections affecting them -- in just one treatment.

Dental porcelain is sturdy enough to withstand the natural forces of chewing, so it’s a perfect material for veneers. Porcelain is also highly customizable and reflects light in the same way as your tooth enamel, for a look that’s beautifully natural.

What’s the Procedure for Porcelain Veneers?

Porcelain veneers in Simpsonville are usually completed over the course of two to three visits to our dental office. The first appointment is necessary for treatment planning, discussing the process, and capturing molds of your teeth. During this visit, your dentist will also remove a small amount of enamel from the front surface of each tooth that will receive a veneer to ensure there is plenty of room for it to lie flush against the rest of your teeth. Temporary restorations will cover your teeth between appointments.

Veneers are crafted from dental porcelain in a separate dental lab. Once they are ready, the veneers are sent back to our dental office and you return for their final placement. We can still make necessary adjustments at this point. When your cosmetic dentist is confident that everything is just right, the veneers are securely bonded onto each tooth.

Are You a Candidate for Porcelain Veneers?

Dental veneers can cover up virtually every cosmetic imperfection affecting otherwise healthy teeth. Some of the most common issues hidden by veneers include:

We will recommend you come in for a checkup and cleaning with your dentist in Simpsonville, before beginning with veneers. During this appointment, our hygiene team will remove plaque and tartar buildup from your teeth and check in to make sure your gums are free from infection. Gum disease causes soft tissue recession that creates an unattractive line of tooth enamel behind the veneer. We’ll also capture x-rays so your dentist can confirm your teeth are healthy. If any issues are present, we’ll put together a plan to renew your smile health so we can get started with porcelain veneers right away.

Understanding the Cost of Veneers

A woman smiling after learning about the cost of veneers in Simpsonville

The cost of veneers in Simpsonville is different for every patient, and it’s important to realize that this type of cosmetic solution may not be for everyone. With so many different options available, you’ll want to make sure that you’re completely confident in your decision to choose veneers, as they are permanent. Because a small portion of tooth enamel must be removed, you cannot return to your previous smile. But one of the great benefits that come with these customized restorations is that they can truly transform your smile. At Tylan Creek Family Dentistry, our experts will work with you to determine alternative ways to pay for your treatment since dental insurance is unlikely to pay a portion of the cost.

In the information below, you will learn a bit more about the cost of veneers and if they’re the right solution for you. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our office to schedule an appointment.

Cost vs. Cosmetic Dentistry: What’s Right for Me?

A digital view of veneers being placed over natural teeth in Simpsonville

In the field of cosmetic dentistry, many unique solutions can give you a new and improved smile, such as:

  • Metal-Free Dental Restorations: If you want a tooth-colored restoration to cover your severely decayed or damaged tooth, we can offer metal-free dental restorations. These non-toxic fillings, crowns, bridges, inlays, and onlays will have you seeing a repaired and restored tooth that functions normally and looks beautiful. Covering your entire tooth, your dental insurance company will be more likely to help pay a portion of the total cost.
  • Veneers: Veneers in Simpsonville can be quite an investment; however, they can also change your appearance in ways other solutions cannot. By placing thin sheaths of porcelain over the front surface of your teeth, we can hide chips, cracks, stains, discoloration, minor gaps, misshapen teeth, and minor misalignments.
  • Teeth Whitening: Teeth whitening is great for blasting away stains and is relatively cheap; however, it is limited in its ability. It can only change the shade, not the shape or size of your teeth.
  • Crown Lengthening: If your gums are more of a problem than your teeth, crown lengthening can be used to remove excess tissue and expose more of your natural tooth structure. Although this process is minimally invasive, it may cost more depending on how much soft tissue needs to be removed.

How to Make Veneers Affordable

A young female showing off her veneers in Simpsonville

Once you realize that dental insurance will not likely pay for your veneers, you may be wondering if there is any way to move forward with treatment without breaking the bank. Fortunately, there is. At Tylan Creek Family Dentistry, our cosmetic dentist in Simpsonville is pleased to provide individuals interested in veneers with the opportunity to enroll in CareCredit. This third-party company provides eligible individuals with flexible financing options (low and zero interest). This makes it possible for you to break up the cost of your treatment into manageable monthly installments.

Veneer FAQs

patient choosing color of veneers in Simpsonville

Are you unhappy with your smile? If so, you’re probably considering getting porcelain veneers in Simpsonville. It’s the easiest way to transform several different aspects of your teeth all at once! However, since the process is so unique, it’s completely normal to have lots of questions about it. To help you out, our team at Tylan Creek Family Dentistry has decided to answer some of the most common questions we receive from patients. If you don’t see your specific question below, feel free to reach out for an answer!

Are Veneers Permanent?

Since veneers will eventually have to be replaced, they’re not considered permanent. However, the process for getting them is irreversible. Your dentist will need to remove a thin layer of enamel in preparation for the veneers to ensure they fit properly on the teeth. Unlike hair and nails, enamel doesn’t grow back once it’s gone. That’s why teeth that have been prepared that way will always need to be covered with crowns or veneers.

Is There Anything I Can’t Eat with Veneers?

After your teeth are prepared, you’ll wear temporary veneers while your permanent ones are being made. To protect your restoration, you’ll need to avoid eating hard foods like ice, candy, and raw vegetables. Make sure you stay away from sticky foods, too, as they can pull the veneers off the teeth. Once your permanent veneers are in place, you’ll be able to enjoy most of your favorite foods once again. It’s worth noting that you should still exercise caution with hard, crunchy, and dark-colored foods as they can damage your veneers. Additionally, you’ll want to limit your alcohol consumption because it can weaken the bonding material holding your restorations in place.

Do Veneers Give You a Lisp?

Many patients develop a mild lisp or speech impediment when they first get veneers. That happens because the tongue is not used to speaking with veneers in the mouth. Even though the difference in thickness is minimal, it still affects the way the tongue moves. The good news is that these speech alterations will fade away fairly quickly. Once your tongue adjusts to veneers, your speech should return to normal. You can try practicing the pronunciation of certain sounds, having more conversations with loved ones, or asking your dentist to slightly reduce the thickness of the veneers to make the lisp go away more quickly.

How Are Veneers Different Than Crowns?

Veneers are ultra-thin sheaths of dental-grade porcelain that are bonded to the front surfaces of teeth, masking any imperfection from view. They’re mainly used for cosmetic purposes or minor corrections when the tooth is still mostly intact. On the other hand, crowns are three-dimensional structures that are shaped like the entire tooth. They’re used to protect worn or cracked teeth and to restore the tooth after a root canal.

Schedule an Appointment Today!

If you’re interested in transforming the appearance of your smile, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our dentists at Tylan Creek Family Dentistry. We can’t wait to discuss your options in cosmetic dentistry, including porcelain veneers. Contact us to schedule an appointment at one of our three convenient locations today!

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