Fully Customized Porcelain Veneers Can Transform Your Smile
Chips, stains, cracks, and misaligned teeth can affect your overall appearance and your self-esteem. Dr. Craig Hine and his team can place customized porcelain veneers at his Bixby, OK, practice to help create the smile you have always wanted. He will use advanced design software to plan your veneers and address your particular goals. Our partner lab will then carefully fabricate the thin shells from state-of-the-art materials. Once attached to your teeth, veneers can transform your overall appearance.
How Can Porcelain Veneers Improve Your Smile?
Veneers are very thin shells of porcelain designed to match and enhance your smile. This cosmetic treatment can conceal a variety of aesthetic and structural blemishes, such as:
- Teeth with an unusual shape or worn edges
- Disproportionately short or narrow teeth
- Small gaps in your smile
- Stains, especially internal discoloration that will not respond to whitening treatment
- Minor orthodontic issues, such as slightly rotated or crooked teeth
Are You a Candidate for Porcelain Veneers?
To receive veneers, it is important that you have structurally sound teeth and good dental health. Dr. Hine will thoroughly examine your teeth to determine your candidacy for veneers. If needed, he can take intraoral pictures to evaluate current decay and dental erosion. If your teeth have suffered from damage, you may qualify for veneers after appropriate restorative care. If porcelain veneers are not the best treatment for you, Dr. Hine may recommend a different procedure, such as dental bonding or crowns.
Planning Your Treatment
If Dr. Hine determines that veneers are a good option for you, he will carefully design your treatment to create your dream smile. He will use advanced SNAP® cosmetic simulation software to show you pictures of what your teeth will look like after veneers are in place. With this software, you can request changes to your treatment plan until you are completely satisfied with the results. Dr. Hine also has training as a dental lab technician, so he has advanced understanding about proper form and function. He can ensure your veneers are durable and aesthetic.
After the initial design process, Dr. Hine will prep your teeth for veneers. He may remove a very thin layer of enamel. This process will make more room for the porcelain and allow the thin shells to lay flat against your teeth. After taking impressions of your newly reshaped teeth, our team will send the molds to a dental lab. In about two weeks, ceramists will create your custom veneers from advanced dental porcelain. This modern material provides a realistic color and shine, which can make your veneers virtually identical to your dental enamel.
Dr. Hine has training as a dental lab technician, so he has advanced understanding about proper form and function. He can ensure your veneers are durable and aesthetic.
Placing Your Veneers
When your veneers are back in our office, Dr. Hine will double check their fit. Not only will he consider their appearance. He will also make sure that they do not disrupt the balance of your bite. When you are both satisfied with the restorations, Dr. Hine will securely attach your veneers to your teeth. You can leave this second appointment with a stunning, transformed smile.
Enhance Your Smile
We invite you to learn more about porcelain veneers and find out if they are right for you. Contact our office today to book an appointment with Dr. Hine.
“Keeping the beat of dentistry alive for nearly 100 years.” Dr. Craig Hine