At Sorgen Dentistry, our goal is simple: help our patients achieve smiles they feel great about, and help them maintain those smiles for a lifetime. As a leading OKC dentist, Dr. Bryan Sorgen is proud to provide wide range of dental treatments ranging from cosmetic dental treatments to restorative dentistry. If you’ve been looking for a way to revitalize your smile but don’t want to go through extensive dental work, we’re proud to offer an exciting option: veneers.
Dental veneers, also called porcelain veneers, are thin, translucent ceramic shells that are bonded to the front of the teeth. Veneers can help to fix minor cosmetic issues like chipped teeth, small cracks, discoloration, or gaps between teeth, and they’re remarkably simple and convenient to apply. This makes them an excellent option for patients who want a new smile but don’t want to go through a full mouth restoration.
The procedure for dental veneers is simple and convenient. Dr. Sorgen, your Oklahoma City dentist, will carefully prepare the teeth by shaving away a small amount of surface enamel, then use a special solution to “etch” the surface of the tooth and prep it for the veneer. Then, Dr. Sorgen will carefully place a veneer to the front of each tooth. We custom-make dental veneers to match the unique shape and color of your natural teeth, helping to create a beautiful new smile that looks perfectly natural.
Veneers are ultra-thin and bonded directly to the teeth, making them virtually undetectable – and because we carefully create each set of veneers to match the patient’s natural teeth, they look almost exactly like normal teeth. Veneers resist stains from coffee, tea, and even cigarettes, and once placed, they look exactly like healthy, white tooth enamel, providing a beautiful new smile.
To an extent, the lifetime of veneers depends on how well you care for your teeth and gums. With diligent care and oral hygiene, though, your porcelain veneers can last you more than a decade before needing replacement. If you ever do have a problem or break a veneer, we can often repair only the affected veneer, providing a convenient and cost-effective solution.
Porcelain veneers are an excellent option for patients looking to radically improve their smile without comprehensive dental procedures, and if you’re interested in learning how dental veneers can help you achieve a new smile, we’d love to help. Feel free to request a consultation at our OKC dental office using our easy online form. We’ll help you understand your treatment options, find out if veneers are right for you, and start towards a beautiful new smile!