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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Cosmetic Dentistry

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We understand that you may have questions when it comes to your dental health and treatment options.  Here is a list of some of the more commonly asked questions in our Mount Pleasant dentist office.

If you have any additional questions or would like to set up an appointment to meet with Dr. Annan, please contact us today.

Cosmetic Dentistry

When considering cosmetic dentistry options for their smiles, our patients often want to know if porcelain veneers are permanent. The answer is a little more complicated than a simple “yes” or “no,” so we will explain in more detail below.

Most dentists don’t consider veneers “permanent” because one set of veneers likely won’t last for a patient’s entire lifetime. Typically, veneers need replacing every decade or so due to normal wear and tear that occurs. Veneers are, however, irreversible, meaning that once your Mount Pleasant dentist preps your teeth and places veneers on your smile, your teeth stay permanently altered. 

If you’re thinking of getting porcelain veneers, it’s crucial to understand that the procedure has permanent, lasting effects. Even though your first set of veneers may not be the last one you ever have, you will still need to permanently have veneers on your teeth after receiving your initial treatment. 

At East Cooper Smiles, we recommend veneers to patients who want a long-term solution for a smile they’re unhappy with.

We attach veneers to natural tooth enamel, and because we have to remove a small amount of enamel to make room for the wafer-thin veneers, the procedure alters the natural teeth forever. For this reason, we spend extensive time with our patients beforehand, discussing the pros and cons of porcelain veneers in Mount Pleasant before we ask them to commit to the procedure. 

Veneers can offer you a beautiful, dazzling smile, but you should always feel comfortable and prepared before agreeing to the cosmetic dental treatment.

cosmetic dentistry mount pleasant scCosmetic Dentistry at East Cooper Smiles!

Dr. Jason Annan is an expert at the art of cosmetic dentistry. He has followed the latest advancements in treatment and technology in order to bring his patients the latest and greatest that cosmetic dentistry can offer.

Have you ever thought about changing your smile? Does something about your teeth bother you or make you self-conscious? Many patients feel that quality cosmetic dentistry is out of reach, but you might be surprised to find that we have cosmetic treatments for almost any budget.

Do you want whiter teeth? One of our most affordable options is professional teeth whitening. Professional teeth whitening can improve your appearance and make you look years younger by removing the stains from your teeth.

Do you have a few chips, flaws, or oddly shaped teeth you would like to address? We offer cosmetic dental bonding for small improvements and repairs. 

Are you interested in your dream smile? We can offer you porcelain veneers, crowns, and Six Month Smiles to address all of your concerns. Whether you have crooked, worn, or dark-colored teeth, we will make a treatment plan to help you achieve the beautiful, healthy smile you have always wanted. 

Are you considering cosmetic dentistry? Give us a call!


Have you ever had an “ugly” tooth you wished you could hide from the world? Or maybe you’re unhappy with how your smile looks as a whole? If you’re thinking of changing your smile into something more attractive, one of the best ways to accomplish this is through porcelain veneers. 

Veneers, which are super-thin shells of porcelain, permanently attach to your natural teeth to cover tooth imperfections and hide cosmetic concerns. Veneers in Mount Pleasant, SC can camouflage blemishes such as yellow teeth, stained teeth, crooked teeth, short teeth, or misshapen teeth. 

It’s helpful to think of porcelain veneers like a mask, used to cover up and distract from something you don’t want other people to see.

When you rely on cosmetic dentistry treatments like veneers, you get to present a polished, beautiful version of your smile to the world—even if it’s not the version you were born with. By using veneers, you can create your dream smile by placing whiter, smoother, and healthier-looking surfaces over your teeth to give the impression of a nearly-flawless smile. 

When you’re ready to begin your treatment, our Mount Pleasant dentist prepares your natural tooth or teeth by removing a trace amount of tooth enamel from the front surface to make room for the veneer(s). Then, he uses a special dental cement to permanently bond the porcelain shells to each tooth’s surface, leaving you with a breathtaking finished product. 

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We Provide Dental Crowns in Mount Pleasant, SC

A crown is a natural looking, tooth-shaped cap used to restore the appearance, strength, size and shape of a broken or worn tooth. Crowns are generally used to cover broken teeth, to protect weak teeth or to provide support to a deteriorated tooth.

We provide high quality and long lasting crown installations. In some cases when the original tooth is badly broken, has extensive cavities, or a very old filling, the crown must be supported with a build-up. A build-up is a solid foundation upon which a quality crown rests.

crowns and veneers mount pleasant sc A veneer is a thin layer of porcelain used to cover the fronth of a tooth--usually the front teeth. Veneers can instantly change the color and shape of a tooth and make mildly crowded teeth appear straight. Veneers can require some grinding down of the tooth enamel to ensure a proper fit and appearance.

A crown can also be made of porcelain, and also is used to change the color, shape and "straightness" of your smile. Unlike a veneer, the crown covers the entire tooth.

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