Porcelain veneers are a cosmetic dental treatment that can be used for one or several teeth. They can close spaces between teeth, fix worn-down teeth, and repair teeth that have been chipped or broken. In addition, veneers cover stains or discoloration and may even be used on crooked or uneven teeth. Edmond, Oklahoma dentist Dr. Bryan Bumpas utilizes dental veneers to treat patients with tooth damage or cosmetic dental problems. Call to schedule an appointment at Prairie Dental Group or request a consultation with Dr. Bumpas online.
Receiving Porcelain Veneers
In terms of the process to place veneers, it is a process that takes approximately two to three visits. In the first visit, we will discuss the new shape and look of what we are going to accomplish by placing the veneers. Once we have put a plan in place, we will carefully prepare the teeth for the placement of the new veneers. We will take dental impressions of teeth that are sent to our laboratory for fabrication. This process will take between 10-14 days. While the new porcelain veneers are being fabricated at the lab, we will provide you with a temporary solution to wear.
Porcelain veneers are durable and designed to last for many years. With proper care, maintenance, and regular dental visits they can last a lifetime. One of the biggest benefits of dental veneers is that they are not susceptible to tooth decay so there is no threat of getting a cavity. Modern dental veneers are much more dependable and enduring than older counterparts. In addition, porcelain veneers are stain-resistant and offer a brighter yet natural restoration.
Dental Veneers FAQs
Can I get more than one dental veneer in a single visit?
Yes, you can get multiple porcelain veneers in a single visit. Dr. Bumpas will coordinate placement with a treatment plan.
Do you brush dental veneers?
Yes, continue to brush and floss at least twice a day. Use a non-abrasive toothpaste and do not brush aggressively.
Can you whiten old dental veneers?
Old dental veneers can not be whitened due to the material used to create them. However, we can replace them with new veneers. We use highly stain-resistant porcelain, so you will not need to whiten them at all. Porcelain also reflects light for a natural look.
Do porcelain veneers cause tooth damage?
No, porcelain veneers should not cause any tooth damage. In fact, it strengthens teeth and protects your natural teeth from tooth decay. However, if you have tooth pain on a tooth that has a veneer, schedule a dental exam with us as soon as possible.
Are dental veneers permanent?
Veneers are not a permanent solution. However, they are a dependable cosmetic solution that can last for many years. Remember to maintain your oral health and veneers for a more long-lasting end result.
Can you get a veneer on one single tooth?
Yes, if you only have one chipped or broken tooth, we are able to color-match a dental veneer with your natural teeth.