Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain Veneers services in summerville, sc

Your smile is one of the first things someone notices about you. You deserve to feel confident when you smile. Discolorations, chips, and misalignment can make people feel self-conscious. Porcelain veneers can give you the smile you deserve. Jeanine Gourdine, DMD, and Smile Center of Knightsville staff proudly provide family and general dentistry and cosmetic dentistry procedures like veneers and Invisalign® to the Summerville, South Carolina residents. Call the office to schedule a consultation, or use the easy online booking system today.

Porcelain Veneers Q&A

What are porcelain veneers?

People get porcelain veneers to mask discolorations or other imperfections on their teeth. Veneers are made of ceramic porcelain or a resin composite. Unlike crowns, which cover the whole tooth, veneers only cover the portion of the tooth that people see.

Why do people get porcelain veneers?

You’re likely a good candidate for porcelain veneers if you’re in good oral health and have the following: 

  • Teeth discoloration
  • Mishapen teeth
  • Chipped teeth
  • Crooked teeth

A patient might also have one or more chipped teeth. Alternatively, the teeth might not be straight, but braces aren't necessary. In this case, veneers might be a good option.

Do you share any of these concerns and goals? If so, you’ll likely be a great candidate for porcelain veneers. Your dentist will perform an in-depth examination, take X-rays and other digital images, and determine if veneers are a good option.

What can I expect during my porcelain veneer procedure?

During your porcelain veneer procedure at Smile Center of Knightsville, your dentist lightly buffs your teeth, removing around one-half millimeters from the front of your tooth to allow room for a veneer. In the case of porcelain veneers, the veneer is developed in a lab and applied a few days later.

How many appointments are needed for porcelain veneers?

You can expect to meet with your Smile Center of Knightsville dentist several times for your porcelain veneers procedure.

During your first appointment, your dentist evaluates your unique situation and advises you on treatment options. During your second appointment, your dentist helps you plan your new smile and veneers procedure.

Your dentist must understand your goals to provide you with the best results. It’s essential that you actively participate in the process and ask any questions you may have.

How long do porcelain veneers last?

Porcelain veneers typically last around ten years with proper care and good hygiene. Just like natural teeth, they can be damaged and may require repair. Otherwise, veneers don't need any special treatment. You just have to brush and floss regularly to prevent stains and keep your teeth healthy.

Your dentist helps you to understand your options during your consultation.

To learn more about porcelain veneers and see if they’re a good fit for you, call Smile Center of Knightsville to schedule a consultation. Or book one online, which is fast and easy.