Porcelain Veneers – Tulsa, OK
Beautifully Transforming Smiles for Boosted Confidence
Do you have flaws or imperfections in your smile that you wish would just disappear? At Glisten Dental & Sleep Apnea Care, we have the answer! Porcelain veneers can conceal and correct a wide-range of cosmetic issues. We use porcelain because this material has proven to be resistant to stains, extremely durable, and highly aesthetic, looking very much like natural enamel. The dental laboratory with which Dr. Nauman works offers several choices in porcelain, allowing our patients to attain their most naturally attractive smiles. Keep reading to learn more about porcelain veneers and how you can benefit from receiving them.
What are Porcelain Veneers?
Our veneers are custom made to match the size, shape, and color of your natural teeth, transforming imperfections into beauty. We offer two different types of veneers, and our recommendation will depend on your specific needs and the condition of your smile.
Traditional Porcelain Veneers
Porcelain veneers are thin shells of dental porcelain that are bonded to the front surfaces of your teeth to correct a variety of cosmetic flaws. This process usually requires the removal of some dental structure to accommodate your veneers. We will remove a slight portion from each tooth to allow your veneers to easily bond to the front surfaces.
This approach allows us to give you a beautifully transformed smile while barely altering your natural teeth, if at all. We will typically recommend this treatment for patients with small gaps, spaces, misshapen, small, or short teeth. While this treatment does conserve more of your dental structure, it can’t always achieve the same level of aesthetics that traditional veneers can.
What is the Procedure Like?
Your procedure will vary based on the type of veneers that we recommend. Typically, this treatment takes 2 visits: the first to prepare your teeth and the second to place your custom-made veneers. These appointments are usually scheduled about 2 weeks apart, which is the time it takes for your veneers to be fabricated. Once you come in for your second appointment, we will ensure that you’re happy with your results before permanently placing your new smile.
What are the Benefits of Porcelain Veneers?
We offer porcelain veneers because of these unique benefits:
- Because they are designed to cover the entire front surface of each tooth, veneers can be used to correct numerous cosmetic flaws all at the same time.
- Dental porcelain is relatively stain-resistant, which makes it harder to stain your new smile.
- Veneers can be used to correct misshapen, cracked, chipped, slightly gapped, crooked, or permanently discolored teeth.
- With a variety of options for veneers, we can provide you with the cosmetic treatment that works best for your needs.
If it sounds like you could benefit from porcelain veneers, contact our office today to get started!
What are Lumineers?
Lumineers provide a nice alternative to traditional porcelain veneers for those who would like to forgo the preparatory steps in this cosmetic procedure. Like porcelain veneers, Lumineers effectively mask teeth that are discolored, crooked, misshapen, or otherwise cosmetically impaired.
What are the Benefits of Lumineers?
Lumineers are ultra-thin, which allows each shell to be placed without the need for enamel removal. What this means for the patient is no drilling and no lifetime commitment to cosmetic treatment. Because all surface enamel is left intact with Lumineers, they can be removed at any time without consequence.