Cover Cosmetic Imperfections
Veneers in Simpsonville
Veneers are designed to cover up the front surfaces of your teeth and treat a wide variety of cosmetic issues, from stains to uneven or misshapen teeth, as well as small gaps in your smile. If any of these cosmetic issues are keeping you from a confident smile, get in touch today with your Simpsonville dentist to learn more about how veneers can help!
BEFORE & AFTER
A seamless transformation
Timeline & What to Expect
The Veneers Process
The veneers treatment process typically takes three appointments at our Simpsonville office. At your first appointment, Dr. Cash will begin by taking custom impressions of your teeth. These will be used to create your treatment plan and be sent to our trusted dental lab where your custom veneers will be made.
At your second appointment, your teeth are cleaned and prepared for the veneer placement. Depending on your smile goals, Dr. Cash may remove a small amount of enamel from your teeth to make room for the veneers, or she may recommend an additive process which would not require the removal of enamel. You'll be given a set of temporary veneers to protect your prepared teeth and/or get you used to your new veneers.
At your final appointment, Dr. Cash will check the fit and finish of each permanent veneer to ensure that they look, feel and fit just right. She may make minor adjustments to your veneers, if necessary. To finish your treatment, they will be bonded into place permanently with dental cement.
Candidates for Veneers
Are Veneers Right for Me?
If you have multiple cosmetic issues with your smile, such as serious stains that can’t be removed with whitening or small gaps that you don’t want to address with orthodontics, veneers may be right for you. This highly versatile treatment can be used to treat almost any cosmetic imperfections.
However, veneers are not a restorative treatment and they cannot be used to treat issues like decayed or broken teeth. You may need alternative treatments like a filling or dental crown to repair these issues before you can have veneers placed. In addition, veneers are not ideal if you have crooked teeth or an improper bite. Come in today for a consultation with Dr. Cash to determine whether veneers are the right option for you! We proudly serve Simpsonville and Five Forks.
Are Dental Veneers Permanent?
How Long Do Veneers Last?
Dental veneers are permanent and the procedure is not reversible. However, this does not mean that veneers last forever. In most cases, your veneers will last 10-15 years. Worn veneers can always be replaced, so give us a call if you think you may need a new veneer.
If you think you are a good candidate for veneers please call to make an appointment. Our office is located at 117 Batesville Road Suite 202, Simpsonville, SC 29681.
Veneers are used to cover up a variety of cosmetic issues with your teeth, including but not limited to:
- Tooth discoloration
- Gaps in your smile
- Small teeth
- Oddly shaped teeth
- Misaligned teeth
- Teeth that are too sharp
Veneers completely cover up your natural teeth so you can achieve your perfect smile pretty instantly. Even though we have to remove a small amount of your tooth enamel to prepare your teeth for veneers, this is a minimally invasive and painless process that does not damage your teeth.
Once the veneers have been bonded, they replace the missing tooth enamel to strengthen your teeth. Best of all, porcelain veneers look and feel just like real teeth. Better than a teeth whitening treatment, you can enjoy the white appearance of your veneers for the long term rather than as little as a few months.
Veneers last for up to 15 years and they are also stain-resistant. After receiving your veneers, you’ll be so happy with your smile that you’ll want to protect it. Many patients invest even more in their oral hygiene routine and are more diligent about attending dental cleanings when they’ve spent money to improve their smile.
How Long Does It Take
for Veneers to Settle?
Because the preparation process for veneers involves shaving down your natural tooth enamel by .5 mm, it may take some time to adjust to your veneers. You may experience sensitivity and slight discomfort for the first 2 weeks, but it will subside with time.
It may also be difficult to pronounce certain words, chewing may feel weird or different, and your bite may feel very different. To help alleviate discomfort during the adjustment period, we recommend using toothpaste for sensitive teeth, avoiding foods and drinks that are too hot or too cold, sticking with soft foods, and practicing good oral hygiene.
You can also rinse your mouth with a lukewarm saltwater solution to reduce swelling and pain. Try your best to drink room-temperature drinks. Overly sweet and spicy foods can trigger sensitivity just like hot and cold foods can.
Painful to Get?
The veneer placement process is not painful because we numb your mouth with a local anesthetic before we begin. You will not feel any discomfort when we shave down your enamel and your mouth will remain numb for several hours after the procedure.
It’s once the anesthetic has worn off that you may experience some minor sensitivity or different sensations than you are used to, but this will subside with time. You can take anti-inflammatory pain medication to help alleviate this and we recommend avoiding hard, crunchy, or sticky foods for the first few weeks. If you grind your teeth, you will need to wear a mouthguard at night to protect your veneers and prevent jaw pain.