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Add Some New Year’s Cheer With Dental Veneers

  • January 2, 2017

Cosmetic dentistry can do a lot of things, but few cosmetic services can match dental veneers for the variety of issues they can fix.

Dental veneers are an invaluable resource for patients who are looking for a way to revive their smiles. With the new year here, now is a good time to take a look at the things you would like to improve over the next 12 months.

If your smile is one that list, then you owe it to yourself to schedule a consultation at our dentist office in Columbia, SC. Find out if dental veneers or another cosmetic service could transform you smile.

To get the most out of your smile, call 803-272-4162 or fill out our online form. Schedule your appointment today at Total Dental Care of South Carolina.


What Are Dental Veneers?

Historically, dental veneers have their origins in Hollywood.

Back in the late 1920s, a dentist named Charles Pincus was hired to create fake teeth for an actor to wear in a single scene of a movie. That gave Dr. Pincus an idea to create a more permanent cover or shell to hide the appearance of his patients’ natural teeth.

By the late 1930s, Dr. Pincus had developed acrylic veneers. The problem was that the adhesive wasn’t strong, so the benefits of wearing them were temporary at best.

Nevertheless, more dental professionals run with the idea. The materials used to create veneers started to look more and more like natural teeth. And the adhesives used to hold them in place became stronger as well.

That leads us to today’s dental veneers, which can look nearly identical to real teeth and remain in place for decades with proper care.

And you can get them at Total Dental Care of South Carolina. Again, call 803-272-4162 for an appointment.


About Our Dental Veneers

You can count on a few key things if you get dental veneers at our Columbia, SC, dentist office.

First, you can get your veneers quickly if you get them from Dr. Forbes. With the CEREC same-day restoration system, we can create high-quality veneers in less time for you.

Second, your veneers will be durable. The material used to make CEREC are reliable and strong. They can stand up to the daily grind of acting as your teeth and still look great at the end of the day.

Third, you will be able to continue eating the foods that you love. With CEREC porcelain veneers, you can trust that you will be able to bite and chew the things you enjoy eating.

Fourth, your smile will look natural. That wasn’t always the case with early veneers. However, our CEREC veneers can match the translucency of natural teeth. Our veneers can even be shaded to look even more like real teeth.

Last, but not least, you won’t feel any pain while getting dental veneers at Total Dental Care of South Carolina.

Contact us today to find out how to get veneers and improve you smile as soon as possible.


The Many Uses Of Dental Veneers

To illustrate everything that dental veneers can do, let’s compare them to some other cosmetic services.


Veneers or teeth whitening

Teeth whitening may be the most popular cosmetic dental treatment today. Who doesn’t want a white, bright, clean smile?

Teeth whitening products, like Zoom and Opalescence, can remove stains set deep in your teeth. Veneers can deal with this problem by covering your yellow teeth with a natural-looking shell that can be as white as you would like.

And unlike teeth whitening, dental veneers can make similar improvements for teeth that have become discolored due to injuries, illnesses, and side effects of medications.


Veneers or orthodontics

If you have bite issues such as an overbite or underbite, orthodontics may be your best option. However, veneers may be able to produce similar straight-looking smiles for patients with:

▪︎ Gaps between their teeth

▪︎ Crooked teeth

▪︎ Crowded teeth


Veneers or tooth bonding

Over the course of our lives, our teeth natural experience wear and tear. Chewing on ice, biting into hard candy, and eating crunchy foods like nuts can cause chips to develop in our teeth. Likewise, certain habits like opening things with your teeth, biting your fingernails, or grinding your teeth together can cause teeth to wear done one another.

For one or two teeth, tooth bonding may be able to fix those issues. If the chipping and the wear are more widespread, then veneers may be the most efficient way to repair your smile.


Want To See A New Smile For The New Year?

If so, then schedule a consultation with Dr. Forbes, our dentist, at our Columbia, SC, office. He can help you decide whether dental veneers or another service is your best option for changing your smile.

Call Total Dental Care of South Carolina at 803-272-4162 or contact us online to learn more.


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