Porcelain Veneers and Lumineers in Little River
Do you wish there was a way to instantly transform chipped, broken, discolored, or misaligned teeth? We offer the latest in smile-enhancing technology– porcelain veneers and Lumineers. With porcelain veneers and Lumineers, Dr. Hortman can give you a beautiful, natural-looking smile in just two office visits.
What are porcelain veneers?
Porcelain veneers are thin sheaths of dental-grade porcelain that are permanently bonded to the front teeth. Dr. Hortman will design your veneers based on a variety of factors, including your facial shape, skin tone, and personal preferences. One of our trusted dental labs will handcraft your porcelain veneers based on the design that we provide.
Porcelain is thin, durable, and natural-looking. It reflects light like natural tooth enamel, so your smile will retain its sparkle. Porcelain veneers also come in a variety of tooth-colored shades, so you can choose the level of whiteness you would like.
To ensure a strong bond, Dr. Hortman will remove a small amount of tooth enamel before placing your veneers. Anesthesia will be administered during this process to maximize your comfort. For most patients, veneer design and placement takes only two office visits.
What are Lumineers?
Lumineers are a brand of no-prep veneers that are made from reinforced Cerinate porcelain. The patented Cerinate design results in thinner veneers that don't require tooth reduction for placement. Dr. Hortman will bond the Lumineers directly to your existing teeth, allowing you to return to your natural smile in the future, if you desire.
Benefits of Lumineers
- No tooth reduction
- No anesthesia
- No healing time
Some people prefer traditional veneers to Lumineers because of the custom craftsmanship involved. Dr. Hortman will examine your teeth, gums, and mouth to determine which veneer option is right for you.
If you think you may be a candidate for porcelain veneers or Lumineers, call Palmetto Dental Associates. Our dental office serves patients from Little River, North Myrtle Beach, and surrounding areas.