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What are the benefits of porcelain veneers? | Dr. Tom Trinkner, DDS

Cosmetic dentistry has seen many advances in recent years, allowing cosmetic dentists like Dr. Tom Trinkner to offer a wide variety of solutions to dental problems and cosmetic concerns, both big and small!

For patients who have damaged teeth, gaps between teeth, stained teeth or crooked teeth Dr. Trinkner frequently recommends considering porcelain veneers for natural looking and comfortable long term results.

Often considered the treatment of choice for that “Hollywood” smile, porcelain veneers offer more than just a smile makeover for dental patients. Porcelain veneers, thin shells applied to the front of the tooth, are made of a high quality, translucent material that is both natural looking and long lasting. This composite is also highly stain resistant and will offer years of bright, comfortable smiles when cared for properly: this includes good at home oral hygiene and regular visits to Dr. Trinkner for preventive care.

Dr. Trinkner offers two types of porcelain veneers, depending on the problem being addressed and the goals of the patient: minimal prep and no prep veneers. Minimal prep veneers, the traditional type of veneer placement, will require that a small part of the tooth enamel be removed in order for the veneer to be placed and fit comfortably.

No prep veneers do not require tooth enamel to be removed, thus preserving the integrity of the natural tooth. This type of veneer is easier to place, often causing little to no discomfort. Dr. Trinkner will perform a thorough exam before recommending treatment, and the type of veneer recommended will depend on several factors: oral health, long term cosmetic goals, and budget.

Dr. Trinkner, a cosmetic dentist with over 35 years of experience, was the first dentist in South Carolina to be awarded Accredited Member Status by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD). If you are considering a cosmetic dental procedure, contact Dr. Trinkner in Columbia to schedule a consultation.