Unlocking a Radiant Smile: The Speedy Transformation Veneers Offer

Jan 11, 2024 | Restorative Dentistry

If you’ve ever spotted someone who has what seems to be the perfect smile, it’s possible they might have custom dental veneers

The beautiful thing about this cosmetic dentistry procedure is that it offers transformational (and relatively quick!) results — and it’s something we specialize in at our Summerville, SC office.

Professional Teeth Whitening in Summerville SC

The Power of Dental Veneers

Whether you want to revitalize your entire smile, or just improve a single tooth or two, custom dental veneers could be the right procedure to enhance the appearance of your smile and correct any perceived imperfections effectively and quickly.

Veneers can: 

  • Close large spaces and gaps between teeth.
  • Whiten teeth that are severely stained or discolored.
  • Improve the appearance of small or irregularly shaped teeth.
  • Correct slightly crooked teeth.
  • Restore teeth that are broken, chipped, worn, or fractured.

As you can see, veneers are an incredibly versatile cosmetic dentistry solution for a number of concerns. They provide natural-looking results and don’t require any additional maintenance beyond the normal brushing and flossing.

Types of Dental Veneers 

Dental veneers are very thin shells, typically made of porcelain and resin, that are bonded to the front of your teeth to enhance the beauty of your smile.

Porcelain veneers are an excellent choice for enhancing your smile because the color and translucency of porcelain is a great match for the natural appearance of tooth enamel. Porcelain is also stain-resistant, so your smile will stay bright for years to come. 

Resin veneers are another option that can be well-matched to your natural tooth color.

The Dental Veneer Procedure

After determining that you are indeed a good candidate for dental veneers, we take impressions of your teeth to ensure your veneers are customized specifically to your teeth and your smile.

Once we are satisfied with the shape, color and fit of your veneers, we prepare your teeth by removing some of the enamel before permanently bonding the veneers in place.

There is virtually no recovery time required after this procedure. You can return to normal activities and eat and drink immediately after your appointment.

The Drawbacks of Dental Veneers

Dental veneers can help you achieve a beautiful, natural-looking smile that you will love to show off. But we always like to address any potential disadvantages with this type of procedure.

One of the biggest things to keep in mind is that veneers are not covered by most insurances because they are purely cosmetic dentistry. Additionally, because some of the teeth’s natural enamel is removed in the process of applying the veneers, many veneers are not reversible.

It’s also possible for your teeth to become slightly more sensitive to heat and cold.


If you’re interested in setting up a consultation to discuss if custom dental veneers are right for you, give us a call at 843-873-1261 or schedule an appointment here.