Porcelain Veneers Risks and Benefits By nikdmd on January 25, 2012

If you have a dental problem, our team will help you find a dental care solution. One solution in particular is quite versatile, and it’s one that Columbia, SC cosmetic dentist Dr. Nick Pournaras has used plenty of times. We’re speaking, of course, about porcelain veneers.

Porcelain veneers are able to tackle a number of different dental problems. If you have teeth that are too stained for professional teeth whitening to address, porcelain veneers can help address that. For minor chips and cracks on the teeth, porcelain veneers might be the answer. If you have teeth that are a little crooked or misaligned, porcelain veneers can possible help there as well.

It should be noted that as with any dental treatment option, Columbia, SC porcelain veneers come with their own share of benefits and risks. We’d like to take a brief moment right now to go over those risks and benefits with you.

One of the big benefits of porcelain veneers is versatility. As you can see from above, porcelain veneers are able to handle many different dental problems quite effectively. For this reason, it is often used for smile makeover treatments. Another big benefit of porcelain veneers is that they are quite durable and less visible than tooth bonding options.

Of course, porcelain veneers aren’t without their risks. One risk to keep in mind is that some of your existing tooth structure will need to be removed in order to accommodate the porcelain veneer. While this means only half a millimeter from the front surface of a tooth, some patients may have certain dental conditions that will make them ineligible for porcelain veneers.

The best way to find out if porcelain veneers are the right option for you and to learn more about the risks and benefits involved in treatment is to schedule a consultation at our office. For more information, be sure to contact our Cayce, SC cosmetic dentistry office today.

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Columbia Smiles Nick Pournaras, DMD

Dr. Nick Pournaras, DMD and the team of dental professionals at Columbia Smiles in Columbia, SC, are dedicated to helping our community improve their oral health and rejuvenate their smiles. Dr. Pournaras is a member of a number of professional dental organizations, including:

  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • American Academy of Implant Dentistry
  • American Dental Association
  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • Academy of Comprehensive Esthetics
  • South Carolina Dental Association

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