Veneers – Yukon, OK

Porcelain Shells for Your Smile

A portrait of a handsome and smiling man

People often have several kinds of smile flaws at once. Even as their teeth suffer from mild-to-moderate stains, there could also be chips and cracks in them. You might find yourself in a similar situation right now. Luckily, you can always count on veneers in Yukon. These shells from First Impressions Dentistry will greatly revamp your grin’s looks. We’ll tell you more about them below. From there, learn about our many services by booking a visit to our office.

What are Dental Veneers?

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Simply put, dental veneers are thin shells placed over the fronts of teeth. Their main use is to hide various flaws in your grin. By covering a tooth’s enamel surface, they can treat tooth stains, chips, cracks, and more. The shells’ material will then blend seamlessly with the rest of your smile.

Most veneers are made from dental-grade porcelain. Dentists customize this substance to match a tooth’s color, size, and shape. That way, the final veneers will look natural and “fit in” with surrounding teeth. The shells’ porcelain also makes them stain-resistant and long-lasting.

The Process of Getting Veneers

A 3D illustration of veneer placement

Veneer treatment is a bit more complex than our other cosmetic options. In fact, placing the shells usually takes two dental visits. These sessions span three steps: the consultation, the “prep visit,” and the actual placement.

For the consultation, you’ll discuss treatment goals with our dentists. Doing so helps us learn what you want from veneers. Plus, this talk lets us know about your oral health, medical history, etc. These details confirm whether you qualify for treatment.

The prep visit (per its name) prepares you for the veneer(s). As it takes place, we’ll remove tiny amounts of enamel from the treated teeth. We’ll then take a dental impression that a lab uses to make the veneers. The final shells won’t be ready for a few weeks, so you’ll wear temporary ones while you wait.

You'll see us for the final placement once the “real” veneers are ready. This visit simply has us place the final shells on your teeth. From there, we’ll confirm the shells work well and let you enjoy your smile.

The Benefits of Veneers

A smiling woman sitting in a dentist’s chair

Once you get veneers, you’ll enjoy many unique perks. These include the following:

  • A Gorgeous Grin – Thanks to their materials, veneers match your surrounding teeth. They blend seamlessly enough that most people won’t even know you have them.
  • Versatile Care – Veneers can address a wide range of smile flaws. By covering the whole fronts of teeth, they’re able to treat stains, chips, cracks, fractures, and even misalignments.
  • Stain-Resistance – Our porcelain veneers are highly stain-resistant. Therefore, meals don’t tend to discolor them much.
  • Long-Lasting Results – The average veneer has a lifespan of 15 years. Meanwhile, a well-maintained one can last for 30 years or more. In either case, they could (potentially) beautify your grin for a lifetime.