What To Know About Porcelain Veneers

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What Are Porcelain Veneers?

When it comes to changing the look of your smile, porcelain veneers can provide long-lasting results that look and feel natural. From discolored teeth to uneven teeth or diastemas (gaps between the teeth), porcelain veneers are often the perfect solution for addressing your cosmetic related concerns with a treatment that will also provide benefits for your overall oral health.

Am I A Candidate For Porcelain Veneers?

The porcelain veneers process begins with a consultation and treatment planning visit to examine your teeth and gums, discuss your cosmetic goals and determine if there are any underlying dental problems that could impact your long-term result.

What Dental Problems Can Porcelain Veneers Fix?

Porcelain veneers can be used to correct a range of dental problems and cosmetic concerns:

  • Crooked teeth
  • Teeth that are discolored and will not respond to teeth whitening
  • Diastemas, gaps between teeth
  • Misshapen teeth
  • Uneven teeth
  • Damaged teeth

Is It Painful To Receive Porcelain Veneers?

No, most patients tolerate all steps in the process with minimal to no discomfort. Dr. O’Malley can work with you if you experience dental anxiety, offering oral conscious sedation or a local anesthetic as needed.

Are Porcelain Veneers Expensive?

Porcelain veneers can vary widely in cost. After a consultation, Dr. O’Malley can provide cost information for your consideration. We offer convenient payment options and third-party financing to make paying for your smile makeover convenient.

How Do I Care for My Porcelain Veneers?

Fortunately, caring for your porcelain veneers does not require anything in addition to your routine oral hygiene regimen. However, proper brushing and flossing are crucial. Letting your oral hygiene habits fall by the wayside could lead to serious dental issues, including decay, gum disease, and other forms of dental damage.

Remember, even though porcelain is impervious to decay, the natural tooth structure underneath is not. Therefore, following these guidelines is vital to long-term success.

Are Porcelain Veneers Permanent?

On average, veneers last around 10 years. Patients who follow the recommendations mentioned here may enjoy their restorations for 15 to 20 years. It is important to note, however, that as dental materials continue to advance, porcelain veneers could last even longer.

Schedule An Appointment

Dr. O’Malley welcomes new patients from Simpsonville, Greenville, and many surrounding communities. To schedule an appointment and discuss your dental health concerns or goals, contact us at 864-962-7672 or request one online