South Carolina dentist Dr. John Hendricks offers porcelain veneers to patients who want to improve the beauty, health, or function of their teeth. Whether you want a subtle change or a dramatic transformation, porcelain veneers may be the answer.
Are Porcelain Veneers Right For You?
Porcelain veneers are used in cosmetic dentistry for a number of reasons including:
- Closing spaces between teeth
- Repairing chipped or broken teeth
- Covering stained or discolored teeth
- Improving the appearance of crooked teeth or misshaped teeth
Porcelain Veneers FAQs
How much does a porcelain veneer cost?
Porcelain veneer costs vary depending on your specific condition and goals. Most porcelain veneer procedures are not covered by dental insurance. We offer a range of payment options including financing for qualified patients. learn more
How long do porcelain veneers last?
With proper care and maintenance, you can expect your porcelain veneers to last for many years.
What is the difference between porcelain veneers and dental crowns?
While a dental crown covers the entire tooth like a cap, a porcelain veneer covers only the front and sides of the tooth. Both types of treatment are used in cosmetic dentistry as well as restorative dentistry.
Dr. Hendricks will help you choose which type of restoration is right for you.
Process For Porcelain Veneers
The first step in the porcelain veneers procedure is a comprehensive consultation and evaluation with South Carolina dentist Dr. Hendricks. He will determine if dental veneers are right for you and create a customized treatment plan.
Dr. Hendricks is one of the few dentists in Bluffton with CAD/CAM technology to allow him to create and fabricate porcelain veneers in his office. Traditionally, veneers are made in a dental laboratory meaning the patient would have to wear temporaries and come in for two or three visits to complete the procedure. With e4D, Dr. Hendricks can design, fabricate and place porcelain veneers in just one visit to our Bluffton dental office.
As with the traditional procedure, the first step is for Dr. Hendricks to prepare the tooth or teeth for porcelain veneers by removing a small amount of tooth enamel. This will allow the veneers to fit comfortably and stably in the mouth.
With the CAD/CAM technology, Dr. Hendricks can create and place dental veneers in one day. First, we take a digital impression of the teeth. Using sophisticated computer software, Dr. Hendricks will digitally design the veneer to fit your tooth exactly. The specifications are sent to an in-office milling machine where the veneers will be fabricated in a short period of time. Finally, Dr. Hendricks will try on the veneers and bond them into place.
Schedule a Consultation
If you are interested in getting porcelain veneers at our Hardeeville, SC and Bluffton, SC area dentist office, schedule an appointment with Dr. Hendricks. He will discuss your cosmetic goals and budget concerns to determine if porcelain veneers are right for you. Call us at 843-284-7340 or schedule an appointment online.