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 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!
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.
Porcelain veneers in Piedmont are usually completed over the course of two to three visits to our dental practice. 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 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.
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 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.
If you’re interested in transforming the appearance of your smile, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with your dentist in Piedmont. We can’t wait to discuss your options in cosmetic dentistry, including porcelain veneers. Contact us to schedule an appointment at one of our two convenient locations today!