By Joel E. Johnson, DMD, PA
August 27, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures

dental veneersPorcelain veneers can give you the smile you desire. Veneers can be used to improve the appearance of your smile by concealing a variety of cosmetic concerns, such as chipped or stained teeth. Veneers are set in place by a dentist. Once in place, no one will be able to tell that you have veneers because the color, size, and shape are all customized for a perfect match and fit. Dr. Joel Johnson is your dentist for veneers in Columbia, SC.

What are Veneers?

Veneers are paper thin covers placed on the front surface of problem teeth. Veneers are often made from porcelain because the porcelain closely resembles the look of natural tooth enamel. The color of the porcelain can also be matched to your existing teeth so the veneers blend right in as if they were always there.

Before placing veneers on the teeth, a thin layer of enamel is first shaved from the teeth. This allows the veneers to line up flush with the surrounding teeth so they do not stick out past them. A dental cement is then used to apply the veneers to the teeth. Placement of veneers is permanent so there is no worry about them slipping out of place or falling off. One in place, the veneers will look like natural teeth.

Benefits of Veneers

Veneers have several benefits and are an excellent option for improving your smile. Veneers can be used to conceal various cosmetic issues. The procedure for setting veneers in place is relatively simple and the placement is permanent. Further, veneers look like natural teeth and can be used to perform normal biting and chewing functions just like natural teeth. Your dentist for veneers in Columbia can assist in deciding if veneers are the right cosmetic dental option for you. The benefits of veneers include:

  • Blend in and look like natural teeth
  • Function like natural teeth
  • Conceal discolorations and stains
  • Cover chipped or cracked teeth
  • Close small gaps between teeth
  • Improve the shape of slightly misshaped teeth
  • Smooth out uneven tooth surfaces
  • Customized for a perfect match and fit
  • Placement is permanent

The benefits of veneers are extensive. Veneers can transform the appearance of problem teeth and give you a whole new smile. For veneers in Columbia, SC, schedule a consultation with Dr. Johnson by calling his dental practice at (803) 788-2555.


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