How Porcelain Veneers Can Help Your Smile

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A great smile can make a great first impression. Your smile can show others your confidence and set the tone for whatever social engagement you have, whether a first date, a job interview, or work presentation. Conversely, if your teeth have cosmetic flaws, you may be embarrassed to show your smile and try to hide it from others. At Wood Creek Dental, we offer porcelain veneers to help fix common cosmetic dental issues so you can smile big and freely.

Porcelain veneers are an easy and pain-free solution to aesthetic flaws with your teeth. Made of thin yet tremendously durable porcelain shells, the veneers are placed over your existing teeth to give the appearance of beautiful, naturally white teeth. The veneer material is able to withstand breaking, chipping, as well as staining, so you can feel confident that your smile will be bright and beautiful for years.

Porcelain veneers are often used to correct minor cosmetic dental issues such as:

  • Cracked or chipped teeth
  • Broken teeth
  • Stained teeth
  • Teeth which are worn or misshaped
  • Small gaps between teeth

Porcelain veneers offer benefits beyond helping to hide aesthetic flaws with your teeth. Our dentists can customize the shade of the veneer to match your existing teeth so that your smile looks flawless and natural. And because the veneer is actually bonded to your tooth, if the tooth is cracked or has a minor break, the bonded veneer actually reinforces the tooth and can help prevent further cracking or breaking. In many cases, porcelain veneers will last decades before they need to be replaced.

The most important thing before having the porcelain veneer procedure is to determine your candidacy for the treatment. The procedure only requires minimal tooth alteration and just about anyone can have the treatment, but there are certain qualifications that you should have to ensure the treatment is not only effective but safe as well. Our dentists will evaluate your oral health to determine if porcelain veneers are the best option for you.

Ideal candidates for this treatment include those who

  • Have good oral health and healthy teeth
  • Don’t have gum disease
  • Don’t grind their teeth
  • Have positive, realistic expectations

Because no single treatment can fix every issue, there are some cosmetic problems for which porcelain veneers may not be suitable. Problems such as severely misaligned teeth or a tooth that is significantly broken may require alternative treatment. Our dentists will go over all of this with you during your consultation and evaluation.

If you’d like to learn more about the porcelain veneer treatment and how it can help you, contact us today by filling out the form on this page or by calling us at 864-457-3425 for our office in Landrum or 864-288-5300 for our office in Greenville. We proudly provide quality dental services to these and other nearby areas of South Carolina.


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