Dental veneers are a popular choice for a smile makeover. One of our dentists will use a layer of porcelain to cover the visible part of one or more of your teeth to improve their shape and look. Teeth veneers are also very easy to replace and not easily stained. If you want a brighter, whiter smile, you are in luck! We offer porcelain veneers in our Ardmore and Madill, OK dental offices to improve the aesthetics of the smile. Porcelain veneers are a cosmetic dentistry treatment we provide to our patients in Southern Oklahoma.
Porcelain Veneers in Southern Oklahoma
Porcelain dental veneers are individually custom-made shells of dental-grade porcelain that your dentist will bond to the front surface of teeth. The purpose of a dental veneer is to create a new outer layer of the tooth to restore the look of the tooth. This will conceal any type of imperfection the tooth has. We can address one or all of the teeth in your smile line.
A porcelain veneer is very thin and custom-designed for the tooth your dentist will apply it. They are made of porcelain because this material mimics the translucency and texture of natural teeth. The procedure requires a minimal amount of enamel removal, making it a conservative yet transformative cosmetic dentistry option.
What Type of Problems Do Porcelain Veneers Correct?
Porcelain veneers are a versatile cosmetic dentistry treatment. Your Storts Family Dentistry dentist can address various aesthetic issues and enhance the overall appearance of your teeth. One of our dentists will assess your teeth to determine if they are the appropriate treatment for you and your cosmetic goals. Common problems porcelain veneers can correct include:
- Stained or Discolored Teeth: We often use porcelain veneers to cover intrinsic stains that may not respond well to teeth whitening.
- Chipped or Cracked Teeth: Dental veneers can conceal chips and cracks, restoring the tooth’s appearance.
- Misaligned Teeth: Mild misalignments, such as gaps or slight rotations, can be visually corrected with teeth veneers.
- Uneven or Irregularly Shaped Teeth: Porcelain veneers can create a more uniform and symmetrical appearance for teeth with irregular shapes.
- Worn Down Teeth: Teeth that are worn down over time can be lengthened and restored with dental veneers.
- Minor Orthodontic Issues: Teeth veneers may offer a cosmetic alternative to traditional orthodontic treatment for minor alignment concerns.
- Gaps Between Teeth: Porcelain veneers can effectively close small gaps or spaces between teeth.
- Teeth with Pitting or Grooves: Dental veneers can provide a smoother surface for teeth with natural pits or grooves.
The Porcelain Veneer Process
The porcelain veneer process will involve several steps and spans several appointments. You will need to visit your Storts Family Dentistry office for a consultation and then two more times for the porcelain veneer procedure. The porcelain veneer process typically involves the following steps:
To begin the process, you will need to schedule a consultation with your Storts Family Dentistry cosmetic dentist. At this visit, you will discuss your goals and they will assess your oral health. If porcelain veneers are the right option for you, we will book your treatment and discuss your payment options.
Your First Treatment Visit
During your first treatment visit, we will prepare your teeth. Your dentist will remove a small amount of enamel from the front surface of the teeth receiving the dental veneers. This is to create space for the restorations.
Once we are done preparing your teeth, we will take impressions. These molds will serve as the basis for crafting your permanent, custom-made porcelain veneers. We will send these molds of your prepared teeth to a dental laboratory. We will choose a color and size to match your natural, surrounding teeth.
We will also take impressions to craft temporary veneers. We place these on your teeth while the permanent ones are being made in a dental lab. This is to protect your teeth for the few weeks it takes a skilled technician to create your permanent, custom porcelain veneers.
Your Second Treatment Visit
You will return to our office for the second visit once we receive your permanent veneers from the dental lab. During this visit, we will remove the temporary veneers. Then your dentist will try on your permanent one to ensure a proper fit.
Your dentist will use a strong dental adhesive to bond the porcelain veneers to your teeth. They will make any necessary adjustments to them to ensure a proper bite.
The last step is to polish your new teeth for a smooth and natural appearance. Your dentist will assess the final results to make sure they meet your goals and function well. Then you can leave with a new and improved smile.
What are the Benefits of Porcelain Veneers?
Porcelain veneers offer many benefits making them a popular cosmetic dentistry solution. They are versatile and can effectively address many cosmetic issues to enhance the appearance of your smile. Additionally, the materials we use in dental veneers will protect your natural teeth and are resistant to decay.
Porcelain is the perfect material to use to create teeth veneers. It mimics the translucency and texture of natural teeth, providing a realistic and natural-looking enhancement. Also, porcelain is very durable and can last for many years if you care for it properly. Finally, porcelain is naturally resistant to stains. This will help maintain the brightness of your new smile for many years.
This cosmetic dentistry treatment is highly customizable. We can create a smile to match your natural teeth or create a new smile that is more harmonious. Your treatment can be completed in a short time, providing you with a new smile in a short amount of time.
Schedule a Consultation for Porcelain Veneers Southern Oklahoma
Contact Storts Family Dentistry at (580) 260-3410 or request an appointment with us online to learn more about porcelain veneers. Our cosmetic services are available to Southern Oklahoma and all of the surrounding neighborhoods and cities, such as Ardmore, Marietta, Madill, Thackerville, Springer, Wilson, Mannsville, and Kingston. Our dentists love serving Southern Oklahoma and its incredible people. We cannot wait to help you feel confident in your smile.