Are you one of the many people who intentionally hide their happiness because of unwanted imperfections in their smile? Tired of being forced to grin and bear it all with unsightly gaps, chips, or misshapen teeth?
We’ve helped hundreds of patients just like you. For nearly three decades, Columbia, SC cosmetic dentist Dr. Thomas Trinkner has been using porcelain veneers to create healthy and natural looking smiles.
Unlike a dental crown which covers the entire tooth, a porcelain veneer is a thin ceramic shell that is bonded to the front, back, or side surface of the teeth. Although veneers can be made from various materials, Dr. Trinkner primarily uses porcelain restorations because of their durability and realistic appearance. Porcelain veneers will give you straighter, brighter, and more even looking teeth – and that’s definitely something to smile about!
Featured Porcelain Veneers Case
This gentleman presented to our Columbia, SC dental office following orthodontic treatment. He was concerned about the spaces between his teeth and wanted a more attractive form. One of the chief concerns was that the smile be very natural looking and the color not be too white. Dr. Trinkner designed a smile makeover that included six porcelain veneers. See more porcelain veneer before and after photos in our smile gallery.
About Porcelain Veneers
In Columbia, South Carolina, porcelain veneers are a popular treatment for improving the appearance of the smile. Thin, translucent shells of tooth-like material, tooth veneers are the ideal choice for patients who want a very natural looking, long lasting cosmetic dentistry treatment. Porcelain veneers are custom-made in a dental laboratory and securely bonded onto the teeth.
Columbia, SC cosmetic dentist Dr. Trinkner offers minimal prep and no prep porcelain veneer treatments meaning that very little or no tooth structure is removed to prepare the teeth for the dental restoration. This approach preserves more of the natural tooth structure, promoting better health. Minimal prep restorations are also more natural looking and long lasting.
Alternatives to porcelain veneers can include tooth bonding where Dr. Trinker applies a composite resin to the tooth and then sculpts it into place for a virtually undetectable restoration.