Every smile tells a story, and for those who feel self-conscious about their teeth, veneers offer a transformative solution. Not only can veneers restore confidence, but they also provide a naturally radiant smile that lasts. Based in the heart of Stroud, OK, Dental Designs of Stroud, under the expert guidance of Dr. Brett Francis, takes pride in crafting impeccable veneers, paving the way for countless mesmerizing smiles in Downtown Stroud, North Stroud, South Stroud, East Stroud, and West Stroud.
Dental veneers are sleek, custom-made shells of porcelain or composite resin designed to enhance the front surface of teeth. These veneers are meticulously matched to the color and shade of your natural teeth, guaranteeing that radiant, natural-looking white smile. They're especially helpful for those with stained, uneven, misshapen, or chipped teeth. Though veneers aren't permanent, with proper care, they promise a durability of 10-15 years, subject to the wear and tear they encounter.
If you've experienced discoloration from multiple dental procedures or have stains from certain foods or prescription drugs, you're a prime candidate. Veneers, aside from masking discolorations, can align smiles, bridge gaps between teeth, and provide a natural, harmonious appearance. The added advantage? Gum tissue reacts favorably to porcelain veneers, and their stain-resistant nature ensures they remain sparkling.
The process of applying veneers unfolds over a few appointments at our Stroud office. After an initial consultation to map out individual goals, we use x-rays to assess the teeth. On the subsequent visit, a slight enamel layer is removed, allowing room for veneer placement. Molds of your teeth are then crafted and sent to a specialized lab for veneer fabrication. Once these are ready, Dr. Brett Francis and his team ensure a seamless fit and perfect color match. An ultraviolet light then solidifies the special cement, affixing the veneer. Post-application, we schedule a follow-up to verify the veneers' comfort and aesthetics.
Porcelain veneers are durable, and are made out of ceramic. These veneers can be matched exactly to the shade of your natural teeth. Porcelain veneers are the most common type of veneer used because of the ability to really customize the veneer to best fit your teeth. Porcelain veneers preserve as much of your existing tooth as possible, and give patients a long lasting smile.
Lumineers are another type of porcelain veneer that can help to improve a patient’s smile. This type of veneer requires minimal tooth preparation, and the material is thinner and easily applied compared to traditional porcelain veneers. Placement of lumineers can be done without injections or anesthesia, and give patients the same benefits and long lasting results.
Composite resin veneers give the same results and benefits compared to traditional porcelain veneers. This type of veneer helps with chips, teeth length, and gaps between teeth. Composite resin veneers are less expensive, making this a budget friendly choice for patients. The life of a composite resin veneer is not as long as traditional porcelain veneers. Composite resin veneers are applied in a similar fashion with minimal tooth preparation.
CEREC veneers (Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics) allows our doctor to create and design veneers for patients using our in-office milling unit. With CEREC veneers there is no waiting, and the veneers can be made right in our office. This type of veneer is quick, durable, and long lasting. CEREC veneers give patients a beautiful white smile in just one visit.
Zirconia veneers are typically used for patients that have severely decayed or damaged teeth. This type of veneer is helpful for patients that are looking for an option that is stronger than porcelain veneers. Zirconia is typically used for back teeth, and this type of material can add strength to teeth to prevent wear and tear.
If you are interested in finding out how you may benefit from veneers, contact Dental Designs of Stroud to schedule your consultation.