What Types of Porcelain Dental Veneers Do We Offer?
At the Charleston Center for Cosmetic Dentistry, Dr. Rink offers two different types of veneers: the type that requires tooth preparation and the type that does not. During the private consultation, the patient’s teeth will be assessed to determine which type is best suited to their needs.
When conditions allow for it, Dr. Rink prefers to install veneers that do not need any preparation (tooth enamel removal). Enamel removal should be avoided whenever possible, as more natural tooth content makes for a stronger tooth. Porcelain veneers can last for 20 years or longer when bonded to a well-grounded, healthy tooth. Another benefit of this option is that patients can have their veneers removed without requiring any additional work on the tooth content.
With the other method, patients will have to undergo tooth enamel removal. This means that they will have to wear a veneer or another type of restoration for the rest of their lives. It should be noted, however, that some cases will call for this approach. Teeth that sit too far forward or are abnormally large can be addressed by removing some of the tooth.
Dr. Rink carefully curates a treatment plan based on his patient’s needs. He will disclose any relevant information to you during the private consultation.