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Chips, stains, or misshapen teeth can make you feel shy about sharing your smile. 
Dr. John Rink offers among the best prep-less dental veneers in Charleston so you can leave with a beautifully enhanced smile ​after a single visit. Learn why patients throughout South Carolina improve their smiles with veneers.

What are veneers?

Veneers offer a long-lasting solution for cosmetic imperfections in your smile, such as stained or discolored teeth, cracked or chipped teeth, gaps, or misaligned teeth. These ultra thin layers are tinted to match the color of your teeth, providing an entirely natural appearance. Veneers can be made from porcelain or composite resin. Dr. Rink favors prep-less veneers, which don’t require any shaving of the tooth structure.

What are the benefits of veneers?

  • Natural-looking results
  • Made of translucent porcelain, every veneer is designed to blend with your smile seamlessly
  • Durability
  • With proper care, a porcelain veneer can last more than 10 years
  • Many applications
  • Veneers can address a wide variety of cosmetic flaws, including cracks, chips, misshapen teeth, discoloration, and even minor misalignment

What is Dr. Rink’s approach to veneers?

Dr. Rink takes an individualized, minimalist approach to this solution, aiming for maximum results with the fewest veneers necessary. However, if you wish to achieve a picture-perfect Hollywood smile, Dr. Rink can help you create precisely the smile you desire within the constraints of your budget. To learn more about the benefits of porcelain veneers and how it can enhance your smile, contact our Charleston office today. 

John F. Rink DDS, AAACD

What are the different types of porcelain dental veneers?

Dr. Rink offers the two primary varieties of veneers: those that require preparation of the tooth, and those that do not. An in-depth consultation can determine your dental veneer candidacy and which variety will best meet your needs.

Whenever possible, Dr. Rink prefers to provide veneers that require no preparation (removal of tooth enamel). The more structure a tooth retains, the stronger it will be. A well-made porcelain veneer bonded to a fully intact tooth can last 20 years or more with attentive care. Another advantage to this option is that if you no longer wish to wear the veneer, it can be removed, and your natural tooth will require no further treatment.

On the other hand, if a tooth undergoes preparation for a traditional veneer, the patient must wear a veneer or other restoration for the rest of their lives. In some cases, however, a traditional veneer is the best option. If a tooth is positioned too far forward, or is abnormally large, removal of some tooth structure will result in a more natural appearance. Dr. Rink is committed to providing treatments tailored specifically to his patients' individual needs, and he can help you decide which treatment will achieve the best results.

What is CEREC?

We create our veneers using advanced CEREC technology. A digital impression of your tooth is transmitted to a special computer, which guides a milling machine in creating your custom veneer from a single block of porcelain. This same computer-aided drafting/computer-aided manufacturing technology has been used in industrial applications for decades. Now, it can help you receive your custom veneer in as little as one visit (if you require several veneers, this process may take a few days). 

The unique thing about CEREC technology is that it allows our practice to both design and fabricate a dental veneer in-office. We no longer have to send out a mold to a dental laboratory in order to have a prosthetic crafted. With this chairside restoration, we can provide our patients with quicker, more convenient, more personalized treatment.

What can I expect from my procedure?

If you require a traditional veneer, the process begins with the removal of a small portion of the tooth's front surface, roughly equal to the thickness of an eggshell. This provides space for the veneer and creates a suitable bonding surface (if your veneer requires no preparation, this step is omitted).

Next, a digital impression is taken of the tooth being treated, and transmitted to the CEREC system. With this impression, we can design a dental veneer that will fit uniformly in the mouth and help you realize your aesthetic goals.

When the veneer is complete, it will be tested in to ensure a proper fit. Dr. Rink will make any necessary adjustments and verify that the color is correct. Finally, the veneer is bonded to the tooth with dental cement.

What is the cost for porcelain veneers?

Veneers are a highly personalized treatment, and cost can vary greatly from case to case depending on several factors. Veneers are an elective procedure that is not covered by insurance plans, but we accept credit cards and offer convenient payment plans that make this treatment affordable on virtually any budget.

Why choose Dr. Rink at the Charleston Center for Cosmetic and Restorative Dentistry? 

Dr. Rink has placed over 15,000 veneers in his career, providing superior, organic looking restorations for the patients of Charleston, SC and surrounding areas, including porcelain veneers, crowns, bridges, implants and other prosthetics, all of which are tailored to the patient's unique aesthetic sensibilities and anatomical needs. 

Dr. Rink is passionate about remaining ahead of the curve when it comes to current dental technology. He frequently attends trade shows and other industry events to ensure that his patients receive treatment with only the most advanced equipment on the market. In addition, our offices boast 3D movie glasses, sound canceling headphones, relaxing oils and warm scented towels, setting anxious patients immediately at ease and making them feel that they are having a spa day rather than an uncomfortable visit to the dentist. Comfort, convenience, integrity and holistic health are Dr. Rink’s watchwords.

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