Posts for tag: Veneers

By Joel E. Johnson, DMD, PA
March 26, 2019
Category: Dental Procedures

Veneers SmileHow porcelain veneers from your dentist in Columbia, SC, can give you a new smile

Does your smile need a little freshening up? Is your smile dull and uninteresting? Is your smile compromised by chipped, cracked, or damaged teeth? If you answered yes to any of these questions, it’s time for you to discover the magic of porcelain veneers. They are the go-to treatment to give you a beautiful, flawless smile. Dr. Joel E. Johnson in Columbia, SC, offers porcelain veneer treatment to give you a new smile.

Porcelain veneers are thin, beautiful laminates of sparkling porcelain. These laminates are permanently cemented on to the front surfaces of your teeth. Veneer treatment is conservative, because Dr. Johnson only removes enough tooth surface to compensate for thickness of the veneers.

Porcelain veneers are a versatile treatment that will freshen up your smile by covering up many cosmetic and aesthetic issues with your teeth, including:

  • Excessive tooth wear due to aging or grinding
  • Chips caused by everyday wear-and-tear
  • Cracks or fracture lines caused by trauma
  • Discolorations due to medications or genetics

Veneer treatment may also be able to hide alignment issues including gaps between your teeth, or tooth overlap and tooth rotation. Dr. Johnson will discuss whether veneers are the right choice, or if conventional orthodontics are the best treatment for alignment issues.

Porcelain veneer treatment is a popular choice to refresh smiles because porcelain looks just like natural tooth enamel. It reflects light, so your new porcelain veneers will sparkle just like natural tooth enamel. Unlike natural tooth enamel, porcelain resists stains, so your smile will stay bright for years, even if you drink coffee or smoke.

If you need to refresh your smile, porcelain veneers can help. They can hide both minor and major problems with your teeth, giving you a smile that makes a statement. To find out more about porcelain veneers and other cosmetic, restorative, and preventive dental services, call Dr. Joel E. Johnson in Columbia, SC, today!

By Joel E. Johnson, DMD, PA
December 29, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: celebrity smiles   Veneers  
VivicasVeneerstheMakingofaHollywoodSmile

What's an actor's most important feature? According to Vivica A. Fox, whose most recent big-screen role was in Independence Day: Resurgence, it's what you see right up front.

"On screen, your smile and your eyes are the most inviting things that bring the audience in" she said. "Especially if you play the hot chick."

But like lots of people, Vivica reached a point where she felt her smile needed a little help in order to look its best. That's when she turned to a popular cosmetic dental treatment.

"I got veneers years ago," Ms. Fox told Dear Doctor magazine in a recent interview, "just because I had some gapping that probably only I noticed."

What exactly are dental veneers? Essentially, they are thin shells of lustrous porcelain that are permanently attached to the front surfaces of the teeth. Tough, lifelike and stain-resistant, they can cover up a number of defects in your smile — including stains, chips, cracks, and even minor spacing irregularities like the ones Vivica had.

Veneers have become the treatment of choice for Hollywood celebs — and lots of regular folks too — for many reasons. Unlike some treatments that can take many months, it takes just a few appointments to have veneers placed on your teeth. Because they are custom made just for you, they allow you to decide how bright you want your smile to be: anywhere from a natural pearly hue to a brilliant "Hollywood white." Best of all, they are easy to maintain, and can last for many years with only routine care.

To place traditional veneers, it's necessary to prepare the tooth by removing a small amount (a millimeter or two) of its enamel surface. This keeps it from feeling too big — but it also means the treatment can't be reversed, so once you get veneers, you'll always have them. In certain situations, "no-prep" or minimal-prep veneers, which require little or no removal of tooth enamel, may be an option for some people.

Veneers aren't the only way to create a better smile: Teeth whitening, crowns or orthodontic work may also be an alternative. But for many, veneers are the preferred option. What does Vivica think of hers?

"I love my veneers!" she declared, noting that they have held up well for over a decade.

For more information about veneers, please contact us or schedule an appointment for a consultation.

By Joel E. Johnson, DMD, PA
December 24, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Veneers   cosmetic dentistry  

VeneersDo you need veneers from your Columbia, SC, dentist, Dr. Joel E Johnson?

Veneers are wafer-thin coverings that are placed on the teeth's surface to act as strong substitutes for tooth enamel. Veneers create a natural-looking surface when bonded to the surface of your teeth. Veneers, like natural tooth enamel, are tough and translucent, however, they do not stain like natural teeth.

Versatility of Porcelain Veneers

Veneers beautify your smile by providing good tooth color, shape, and proper alignment. Veneers can improve any of the following characteristics:

  • Color: Teeth become stained by foods and drinks, smoking, chewing tobacco and aging.

  • Size & Shape: Teeth become worn down from teeth grinding habits and naturally irregular-shaped teeth.

  • Alignment & Spacing: Veneers can close small gaps between teeth and/or make minor adjustments to correct tooth alignment.

Limitations of Veneers

Veneers aren't always the answer. You may need orthodontics because veneers can't be used to:

  • Correct severely misaligned teeth
  • Close large dental gaps
  • Extreme tooth decay and decay
  • Severe trauma due to an accident or tooth grinding

Steps to Creating a New Smile with Porcelain Veneers

  • First, visit Dr. Joel Johnson's Columbia, SC, office to discuss what you don't like about your teeth discuss and whether veneers can solve the issue
  • Once you and your doctor have agreed upon a plan, your dentist will remove small amounts of enamel off the surfaces of your teeth
  • Next, your dentist will create a mold of your teeth and send it to a laboratory to create veneers
  • You'll then receive a temporary set of veneers while your permanent set is being manufactured
  • Finally, your permanent veneers are cemented onto your teeth.

If you are interested in a new smile with veneers, call your Columbia, SC, dentist's office today to learn more at (803) 788-2555! With dental veneers, you can rejuvenate your smile and get to living your best life!

By Joel E. Johnson, DMD, PA
November 09, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures

Porcelain VeneersHow dental veneers from your dentist in Columbia, South Carolina, can rejuvenate your smile

Are you dealing with a dull, boring smile? If so, it’s time you discovered the benefits of dental veneers! Veneers can give you a memorable, beautiful smile—an important element in establishing good relations both professionally and socially. Your smile is often what people remember most about meeting you, so you want your smile to stand out. Dr. Joel E. Johnson in Columbia, South Carolina, can help you discover the magic of dental veneers.

The Basics

So, what are dental veneers? They are thin laminates of beautiful porcelain which are cemented onto the front surfaces of your teeth. One great benefit of dental veneers is that they are a conservative dental treatment. Only minimal tooth surface is removed, just enough to accommodate the thickness of the veneers.

People love dental veneers because they offer benefits like these:

  • They give you a permanently brilliant, white smile
  • They reflect light, so they look just like natural tooth enamel
  • They resist stains, even if you drink coffee or smoke

You can also change the color and shape of your teeth with veneers. Additionally, you can hide aesthetic issues such as:

  • Chips, cracks, and fracture lines
  • Excessive tooth wear and erosion
  • Poorly aligned, rotated, or crooked teeth
  • Gaps between your teeth or tooth overlap

The Procedure

Your dental veneer journey begins with a consultation appointment to discuss the look you want to achieve, general aspects about the treatment, and how to care for your veneers. Molds are made of your teeth which allow skilled dental artisans to custom-make your veneers. Once they're created, the veneers are permanently cemented and you will be the proud owner of a gorgeous new smile!

Dental veneers can help rejuvenate your smile if it has become dull, boring, and ordinary. Veneers can help take back what the years have done to your smile, making both you and your smile look young and beautiful.

Interested? Call our Columbia Office Today!

You deserve to have your best smile, and dental veneers can help. Don’t wait to get the smile you’ve been waiting for. Get started by calling (803) 788-2555 for Dr. Joel E. Johnson in Columbia, South Carolina, today!

By Joel E. Johnson, DMD, PA
October 08, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures

VeneersIf you feel as though your teeth are lacking in terms of aesthetics, you are not alone. According to a study by the American Association of Orthodontists, about one-third of American adults are dissatisfied with the appearance of their teeth. Luckily, dental veneers can totally overhaul your smile, improve the aesthetics of your smile, and even help boost your confidence and self-esteem to higher levels. Find out more about veneers with Dr. Joel Johnson in Columbia, SC.

What is a dental veneer? 
A dental veneer affixes to the surface of a tooth to restore or change its appearance. Veneers are a super-thin shell of porcelain which a dental laboratory creates especially for your mouth and color-matches to your existing natural teeth. This process creates a seamless appearance between the natural teeth and veneers.

Can dental veneers help my smile? 
Dental veneers can help dental patients in a variety of situations. Some of the most common reasons people consider dental veneers include:

  • uneven teeth
  • discolored teeth
  • slightly misaligned teeth
  • slightly gapped teeth
  • chipped teeth
  • fractured teeth

What can I expect from the veneer process? 
Veneers require several appointments with your dentist to complete the full veneer process. First, you will consult with your dentist to go over your expectations and what you would like to accomplish with your treatment. Your dentist will prepare your teeth, a procedure involving removing a thin portion of the tooth’s enamel to make room for your new veneer. At this point, your dentist will take a clay impression of your mouth for the dental laboratory to use in the design and creation of your veneers. At a later appointment, usually about two weeks later, your dentist will remove any temporary restorations on your teeth to replace them with their final counterparts.

Dental Veneers in Columbia, SC
If you think dental veneers could benefit your smile, a consultation with your dentist will ensure that this is the best cosmetic dentistry procedure for you. For more information on dental veneers, please contact Dr. Joel Johnson in Columbia, SC. Call (803) 788-2555 to schedule your consultation for dental veneers with Dr. Johnson today!



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Joel E Johnson, DMD, PA
9 Office Park Ct.
Columbia, SC 29223
(803) 788-2555
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