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!


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