At the Charleston, SC dentist office of Dr. R. Edward Hudgens, we provide porcelain veneers to patients who are looking to achieve a complete smile makeover. Porcelain veneers are thin, ceramic shells that cosmetically replace the front-facing portion of your tooth. Depending on their needs and goals, patients can get one veneer or a full set of veneers.
With porcelain veneers, we can achieve any aesthetic goals you have for your smile. Learn more about porcelain veneers below.
Dr. Hudgens is an experienced cosmetic dentist in Charleston, SC. He has helped many patients within our local community achieve their dream smiles with porcelain veneers.
Porcelain veneers are popular because they can treat many cosmetic dental issues. Professional teeth whitening is typically the solution for discolored teeth. But not all staining responds to traditional whitening treatment. We color-match porcelain veneers to be whatever shade of white you desire. If you have a dead tooth or one with deep staining, a porcelain veneer fully covers both the front and sides, so the discoloration isn’t visible. Misshapen teeth can be taken care of in the same way.
Cosmetic chips and cracks happen, and our teeth experience wear and tear with age. Porcelain veneers can make over an aging smile. Each veneer is custom-made, and we ensure that it looks natural. It fits in perfectly with the size, shape, and shade of the rest of your smile. People won’t even be able to tell that it’s a restoration and not your natural tooth.
Because they’re custom-made, they’re ideal for crooked teeth or gaps between your teeth. We craft them so that the alignment looks natural and these gaps are covered. Porcelain veneers are a permanent solution. When you’re getting this restoration to fix your smile, it’s one that will last for years to come.
When you visit our office for a cosmetic dentistry consultation, Dr. Hudgens will first thoroughly evaluate the current health of your teeth, gums, and jaw joints. Any underlying concerns must be addressed first before a cosmetic dentistry solution can be offered. This prevents similar future concerns from occurring and impacting the longevity of your smile makeover results.
Porcelain veneers are an elective procedure, meaning patients should consider their dental health goals and budgetary preferences while discussing their treatment options with their doctor. Dr. Hudgens will ensure that you are fully aware of all your options to make an informed decision on bettering your dental health.
Once it is decided that you will get porcelain veneers, Dr. Hudgens takes impressions of your teeth. These impressions will be used to create the custom veneers. Once the custom veneers are complete, Dr. Hudgens will call you in to place the veneers. Some enamel removal may be necessary to make space for the veneer.
The veneer is secured to the front-facing portion of your tooth using dental cement. With proper care, porcelain veneers can last for many years and can be easily replaced as needed.
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Are you ready to explore your treatment options with porcelain veneers? Schedule a cosmetic consultation with Dr. Hudgens online to get started on your journey toward your dream smile.