Porcelain Veneers Procedure
Everyone wants a beautiful smile, but often that requires at least some cosmetic dental work. A very common procedure that can give patients in Oklahoma City OK the smile of their dreams is porcelain veneers. This simple procedure can normally be completed in just two appointments.
During your first appointment, a number of things will happen, starting with a thorough examination to ensure that veneers are the best choice for you. Dr. Rykard will ask you to describe the changes you wish to make to your smile. Your teeth will be prepared and impressions taken so the dental lab can create your dream smile. Depending on when you last had your teeth whitened, he may recommend that you have that done before proceeding with selecting the color of your veneers or having your teeth prepared. This is important because porcelain does not respond to whitening treatments and if you have your teeth whitened later, your veneers would not match the rest of your teeth.
Once your veneers are ready, Dr. Rykard will begin the second appointment by ensuring that they fit properly and are the correct shape and color. Providing everything is correct, he will then permanently cement them in place and you will have the beautiful smile of your dreams.
Proper Treatment for Porcelain Veneers
On average, porcelain veneers have a life span of 10 to 15 years, but the care they receive can have a dramatic impact on that. Practicing good oral hygiene is one of the most important things you can do to keep your new smile beautiful for years to come. It is also important to keep all of your regularly scheduled checkups. With proper care, you will have a beautiful, long lasting smile.
Porcelain veneers are strong, but many of the things that can damage your natural teeth can also damage them. Chewing on anything hard such as pens, ice, or hard candy can chip or crack a tooth and can damage your veneers. Clenching your jaws or grinding your teeth can also result in damage to your veneers.
Porcelain veneers are a great way to change your smile completely, and in many cases repair minor damage. If you want a brand new smile, call Dr. Rykard’s office today at (405) 896-6919 and schedule a consultation.