Many patients visit our Tulsa dental team who want to brighten, straighten, or otherwise perfect their smiles. The assumption of most is that correcting their smile flaws will be stressful, painful, time consuming, and costly. However, at Rigdon Dental & Associates, we offer porcelain veneers to quickly and comfortably transform your smile with just one, conservative solution. Dr. Terry Rigdon has years of advanced training and experience that allows him to offer flawless, natural looking porcelain veneers. If you want to learn more about porcelain veneers or any of our other cosmetic dentistry options, contact Rigdon Dental & Associates in Tulsa today. We’ll schedule a consultation appointment to help you find the best solution to transform flawed teeth to beautiful smiles.
Porcelain veneers are crafted from high quality dental grade porcelain that affixes to the front facing surfaces of teeth to correct and conceal dental flaws, creating a gorgeous smile. There are two main types of porcelain used to create these flawless restorations. Feldspathic veneers are laminate based. They are crafted by layering glass and liquid silicon dioxide materials. These are crafted by certain dentists in the dental practices, and less often, dental labs can create these veneers. Glass-based ceramics are much more popular because they are thicker and resistant to erosion and damage. This is the type of veneer used most often, and they are typically crafted in dental labs.
Porcelain Veneers Placement
The porcelain veneer placement process is completed over the course of two appointments. During the initial dental appointment, we prepare the teeth. This allows the veneer to lay flat within the natural smile line. Then, we capture impressions of these prepared teeth. We use the impressions to design your custom veneer, and we send the design and bite impressions to our dental lab where they will create your final, flawless veneer. Before you leave the initial appointment, we’ll place temporary veneers to protect your teeth and let you get used to the look of your new smile. Once we receive the veneers from the lab, you’ll return for a second appointment. We simply remove your temporary and place your custom porcelain veneer, leaving you with a flawless smile.
Who Should Consider Veneers?
No cosmetic dentistry solution is right for every patient. At Rigdon Dental & Associates, we offer a wide range of cosmetic solutions, and during your cosmetic consultation, we’ll review all of your options to help you choose the one that’s right for you. Some of the situations where we may recommend porcelain veneers include:
- Teeth with large gaps but a bite that otherwise functions without concern
- Deep set staining or dental discoloration that will not be responsive to teeth whitening
- Teeth with wide spread wear or damage who don’t have the time or financing to complete more advanced procedures
Benefits of Porcelain Veneers
There are numerous benefits to porcelain veneers, including;
- Repair numerous flaws with one simple treatment
- Keep your flawless results for years with stain resistant quality porcelain
- Avoid more advanced and potentially costly treatments
- Feel confident speaking and smiling in any personal or professional situation