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Porcelain Veneers – Mount Pleasant, SC

Take Your Smile From Average to Dazzling

Man and woman with flawless smile after porcelain veneer treatment

Many people desire a brighter, cleaner, more attractive smile, but they have chipped, stained, discolored, unevenly spaced, or even slightly crooked front teeth. If this sounds like you, we will be glad to help evaluate your specific situation, listen to the exact changes you have in mind, and show you how we can improve your smile even before you receive porcelain veneers in Mt. Pleasant, SC.

What are Porcelain Veneers?

Patient with beautiful new smile after porcelain veneers

Porcelain veneers are ultra-thin sheaths of dental ceramic designed to cover multiple imperfections in teeth at a time. As a cosmetic treatment, porcelain veneers are one of the most comprehensive options you could choose.

Often, porcelain veneers can provide a completely revitalized and dazzling smile in just two appointments. Since they’re made from porcelain, they’re designed to reflect light much like natural tooth enamel. Plus, porcelain is actually one of the most durable dental materials dentists use for cosmetic treatments. With proper at-home care and regular dental visits, you can expect them to last for at least 10 years.

What is the Dental Veneers Procedure Like?

Allene's new smile after porcelain veneers

Traditionally, porcelain veneers require buffing of enamel in order to place. For veneers to look natural on teeth, there needs to be room made for them to sit flush, otherwise, they will look too large and disproportionally stand out from the rest of your smile.

How Can Porcelain Veneers Transform Your Smile?

Older couple with flawless smile after porcelain veneers

The procedure itself only takes two appointments to complete, but this can vary depending on your needs. Those who are pursuing a very extensive cosmetic treatment may need multiple visits to have all of their veneers fabricated.

After Dr. Gregory examines your smile and listen to your needs, she’ll numb the area around your tooth to prevent any discomfort during the buffing process. Afterward, she’ll take impressions of your smile and send the molds to a dental lab where the veneers will be created. You won’t have to worry; the exact color, shape, and size of your veneers is taken into consideration before they are created. This ensures that you get a restoration that gives your smile a positive and breath-taking transformation. After about two weeks, the veneers will be made and you’ll come back to the dental office to have them fitted.

What are the Benefits of Dental Veneers?

Animated porcelain veneer placement

One of the most notable benefits of porcelain veneers is their versatility. Instead of relying on numerous cosmetic treatments such as teeth whitening, Invisalign or dental bonding (tooth-colored fillings), you can get an all-in-one solution with porcelain veneers. This is because veneers are an ideal solution for:

  • Permanent stains
  • Cracks or chips
  • Minor gaps
  • Teeth that appear too short or small
  • Misalignments

Additionally, porcelain does not contain all the cracks and crevices that natural tooth enamel does, proving them to be not susceptible to stains. This only makes it easier to maintain your smile’s appearance, assuming you brush twice a day with fluoridated toothpaste and floss daily.

Ready to explore your options with porcelain veneers in Mount Pleasant? Contact our dental office today to get started!

Understanding the Cost of Veneers

patient smiling after getting veneers in Mount Pleasant

If you’re unhappy with your smile, you’re probably thinking about getting veneers in Mount Pleasant. However, you may want to know what the total cost of treatment will be before committing to anything. Although veneers are quite the investment, they’re certainly worth it for patients wanting to revamp their pearly whites. Still, you should survey all your available choices before making a final decision on a treatment plan. If you want to learn more about your options, continue reading or call our office to speak directly with a member of our team!

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

patient smiling after getting veneers in Mount Pleasant

Even if you have your heart set on getting veneers in Mount Pleasant, you should explore all your options to narrow down the best one for your needs. Different cosmetic treatments can help you accomplish different things for your look, all at varying price points. Here are a few popular services we offer:

  • Invisalign – Orthodontic treatment is the ideal solution for patients wanting to fix crooked or misaligned teeth. Invisalign clear aligners are designed to straighten teeth while simultaneously improving your oral health. However, the overall price of your treatment can cost several thousands of dollars, which is quite costly for an option that can’t change the actual shape or color of your smile.
  • Teeth Whitening – If you simply want to address staining and discoloration, you might want to consider professional teeth whitening. It’s a fast, effective, and affordable way to improve the color of your smile. While it’s a much cheaper solution than other services, it cannot change the shape or position of your teeth. If those are changes you want to make, you’ll need to consider another option.
  • Veneers – Although this option is known for being a more invasive cosmetic procedure, it’s the only one capable of addressing multiple imperfections at once. Many patients believe that the cost of veneers is worth it in the long run as your results can last decades with proper maintenance. Plus, it only takes a few short appointments to transform your smile!

How to Make Veneers Affordable

dentist talking to patient in Mount Pleasant

Since veneers are considered a form of cosmetic dentistry, they’re not covered by dental insurance. That means you’ll need to find an alternative way to pay for treatment. Luckily, we can help make your dental bills much easier to manage with CareCredit financing. This option allows you to split up the total cost of your treatment into smaller, budget-friendly monthly installments. Additionally, there are multiple low-to-no interest plans to choose from, meaning you’re guaranteed to find something that’ll help you fit dental care into your family budget.

Are you ready to start your smile transformation? Contact our office and schedule a consultation today to begin your journey!


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