Veneers/Laminates

veneers-tulsaPorcelain veneers or laminates can miraculously transform virtually any smile. These high quality, permanent restorations have been the secret to the dazzling Hollywood smiles that we have admired in the movies for years. With modern cosmetic dentistry, you no longer have to be a celebrity to enjoy a perfect smile.

We can utilize customized veneers to reinvent your smile by eliminating cosmetic flaws on the visible surfaces of the teeth. We find that veneers are the best way to conceal and enhance the appearance of:

  • Staining from medications such as Tetracycline
  • Chipped, broken and cracked teeth
  • Oddly shaped teeth (too long or too short)
  • Permanent discoloration of the enamel and severely stained teeth
  • Unsightly fillings and worn bonding
  • Gaps and spaces between the teeth
  • Crowded or misaligned teeth

Practically any flaw that is visibly noticeable when you smile can be dramatically improved with dental veneers. For the most natural appearance and for superior durability, the porcelain that has been selected for these restorations is non-porous and shaded to resemble the translucency of real enamel. This means that your new teeth will look real, feel comfortable, resist stain, and stand up to the foods and drinks that you would normally enjoy.

Even the slightest enhancement in your smile can make an unbelievable difference in your attitude and your appearance. To find out how we can help, contact our office today.

FAQs


A veneer is a custom-made, tooth-shaped cosmetic enhancement. It is cemented to the front-facing sides of teeth and can be used to hide dental imperfections. Veneers are micro-thin, and when a person receives multiple veneers on their most visible teeth, they can enjoy the appearance of a perfect, flaw-free aesthetic.


Veneers are quite resistant to developing stains. Each veneer also has a durable glaze to protect against discoloration and to provide a luster that mimics biological tooth structure. Natural tooth structure can still develop stains, however, so it is important to be mindful of dietary and lifestyle choices that cause tooth discoloration.

We recommend that patients limit or avoid teeth-staining foods and drinks like beets, coffee, berries, and wine whenever possible. It is also important to practice thorough oral hygiene since surface debris can make teeth appear yellow and dull.


Yes, veneers are a permanent procedure. Placing veneers does require a tooth to be slightly modified. A minor portion of tooth enamel is removed to create a “bed” for which veneers can lay. This is important for maintaining a natural-looking aesthetic and for creating a surface that will hold veneers in place for years to come.


Porcelain makes for beautiful veneers. Not only does porcelain reflect light similarly to natural teeth, it also comes in a variety of tooth-colored hues. Our team will help you match your veneers to biological tooth structure. Some patients opt to receive professional whitening treatments before their veneers are placed to ensure a more vibrant smile.


Porcelain veneers are very versatile. These smile enhancers can conceal a number of dental flaws including stained, cracked, chipped, and worn teeth. When a dentist bonds multiple veneers among the most visible teeth, a person can enjoy a smile that appears more symmetrical, proportionate, and straight. Since veneers produce the appearance of a straight smile, this cosmetic treatment is often referred to as “instant orthodontics”.

If you have questions about whether porcelain veneers are right for you, call our office to reserve a
smile makeover consultation.