What Can Porcelain Veneers Do For Me?

Porcelain veneers have many benefits. They’re custom-made for your smile and fit right over your natural teeth. Your friends and family will notice something is different about you, but they won’t be able to tell that you have veneers. They’ll look and feel just like natural beautiful teeth.

Porcelain veneers can:

  • Mask stubborn stains that don’t respond to teeth whitening.
  • Whiten your teeth when your tooth enamel is naturally darker than you’d like.
  • Give unevenly shaped teeth a uniform size and appearance.
  • Make crooked teeth appear perfectly straight.
  • Improve the texture of teeth with rough enamel.
  • Conceal small chips on the edges of teeth.
  • Cover up small gaps between teeth.
  • Make small teeth larger.
  • Make worn teeth appear whole again.

Unlike dental crowns, veneers are conservative and do not cover the entire tooth. Instead, a veneer is a thin shell of porcelain that covers the front of your tooth. Even though they’re called “porcelain” veneers, they’re actually made of an advanced dental ceramic with the color and luster of porcelain but the strength and longevity of other similar dental restorations.

The Veneers Smile Design Process

Your treatment will begin with a comprehensive dental health evaluation by Dr. Lim. As a holistic dentist, Dr. Lim wants to be certain that any restorative or cosmetic treatments he provides for you will complement or even enhance the health and function of your bite. Accordingly, he will have a CT scan, photos, and digital X-rays taken of your teeth to gather as many insights about your dental health as possible.

Next, Dr. Lim will sit down with you to go over the findings and discuss your cosmetic dental treatment options. He will ask you questions to determine what you hope to achieve by getting veneers in Owasso. We recommend you come to this appointment with a photo of a smile that you love. This will help show Dr. Lim how you want your teeth to look after your veneers are placed.

Owasso man smiling at desk showing off his porcelain veneers

Placing Your Porcelain Veneers

First, we’ll need to prepare your teeth to accept the veneers. Dr. Lim will prepare your teeth by carefully removing a thin layer of enamel from the front of each tooth that will be getting a veneer. But only after he administers a local anesthetic, so you will not feel any pain. Dr. Lim will have some temporary veneers ready for you. Before placing them, he’ll take digital impressions of your teeth to send to the lab where your veneers are created. Next, he will place your temporary veneers to protect your teeth while your permanent porcelain veneers are being fabricated.

Once your veneers are ready, we will call you back into our office to try them on. Dr. Lim will place them on your teeth and ask what you think. Once you are happy with their appearance and feel, your veneers will be permanently bonded to your teeth.

Begin Your Dental Veneers Journey

Would you like to learn a little more before committing to a paid examination? Visit us for a smile makeover consultation, where you can meet with Dr. Lim and ask any questions about porcelain veneers and other cosmetic dental treatments.

If you’re ready to get started, call us at (918) 274-3779 or request an appointment online.