Pleasant Family Dentistry

General Dentists located in Mount Pleasant, SC

If you want a more attractive smile, the solution may be as simple as getting porcelain veneers. At Pleasant Family Dentistry in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, the skilled team offers conservative veneer designs to improve the smiles of their patients. To find out if veneers can improve your smile, call the office or book online today.

Veneers Q & A

What are veneers?

Dental veneers are thin shells that your Pleasant Family Dentistry provider can bond to the fronts of your teeth to cover cosmetic imperfections. They create your custom veneers to match the contours and colors of your natural teeth. 

Porcelain veneers are a popular option among dental patients everywhere who choose to improve their smiles with veneers. Porcelain matches the natural translucence and tone of your teeth, so they blend in well with your smile. To make room for the veneers, your dentist removes a thin layer of your tooth enamel before bonding them to your teeth.

At Pleasant Family Dentistry, the team uses porcelain to create single and full-mouth veneers. They’re especially durable and resistant to wear and tear, and the practice offers a wide range of shades to match any natural tooth color. 

Do I need veneers?

Veneers are an appropriate treatment option for most minor cosmetic flaws. While they can’t replace braces or other types of aligners to give you a straighter smile, you can request them to cover up:

  • Cracks
  • Chips
  • Discoloration
  • Heavy staining
  • Gaps between teeth
  • Oddly shaped teeth
  • Small teeth

Even though they’re strong and durable, veneers are intended to go over your front teeth, which don’t require much resistance to the forces of your bite. If one of your molars is particularly unattractive or damaged, you’re better off getting a crown to fix it. 

How long do veneers last?

Because the procedure for getting veneers involves changing your tooth’s structure via the removal of some enamel, veneers are intended to be a permanent solution to cosmetic imperfections. 

Porcelain veneers can last 10-15 years or longer if you take good care of them. With veneers, you should avoid chewing on solid objects like popcorn seeds, ice cubes, and even your fingernails. If your veneers start to look less than pristine, simply call Pleasant Family Dentistry for replacements.

To learn more about individual or full-mouth veneers and how they can help you enjoy a better-looking smile, call Pleasant Family Dentistry, or request an appointment online today.