Veneers – Glenpool, OK

We Can Give You a Picture-Perfect Smile

woman with veneers in Glenpool pointing to her smile

Is your smile marred by stains, cracks, chips, misalignments, or oddly shaped or spaced teeth? Are you suffering from a combination of these imperfections? If you could change the whole look of your smile with a single procedure, would you jump at the opportunity? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then veneers may be the perfect solution for you! In just two appointments, our dentists at 918 Dentist of Glenpool can use veneers to completely transform your smile and make cosmetic flaws disappear. To find out how we can give you a picture-perfect smile with veneers in Glenpool, contact us today!

Why Choose 918 Dentist of Glenpool for Veneers?

  • In-House Dental Membership Plan Helps You Save on Care
  • Comfortable, Goop-Free Digital Dental Impressions
  • Team of Expert Dentists Who Listen to Your Needs

What Are Dental Veneers?

cosmetic dentist in Glenpool holding a row of veneers to a patient’s smile

Veneers are one of the quickest, safest, and most efficient ways to give your smile a full makeover. A dental veneer is a wafer-thin porcelain shell that is bonded to the front-facing surface of a tooth. It acts as a mask that instantly conceals aesthetic concerns, such as:

  • Misshapen or slightly crooked teeth
  • Small yet noticeable gaps between teeth
  • Stubbornly stained teeth cannot be whitened with traditional whitening techniques
  • Chipped or cracked enamel

Every single veneer is tailor-made to suit your unique smile, so you can rest easy knowing your results will look effortless.

The Process of Getting Veneers

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Once we’ve determined that you’re a good candidate for veneers, we can begin the process. In most cases, it only requires two appointments.

When you arrive for your first visit, our dentists will take a set of impressions and buff a very thin amount enamel from your tooth. This will help your veneers adhere to your teeth and lie perfectly in line with your natural smile.

Next, we start designing your veneers. Dr. Mohanna and Dr. Georgy both have completed advanced cosmetic dentistry training that helps them to understand the way your veneers will complement your facial features as well as the color of your skin, eyes, and hair. We will guide you through the decision-making process, helping you to choose the right type of veneers for you. In addition, you’ll receive a temporary set of veneers to wear while the lab is handcrafting your restorations.

Your second appointment will consist of fitting and bonding your veneers. We’ll place the veneers over your teeth and show you the final product. Once you give us the okay, we’ll bond your permanent veneers to your teeth, and your new smile is complete!

The Benefits of Veneers

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When applied by a highly skilled cosmetic dentist in Glenpool, veneers are virtually undetectable. That’s because dental porcelain is highly resistant to staining from substances like coffee, tea, or even cigarettes. And because they are so thin, light shining through the veneers causes them to take on the color of the tooth beneath them, leaving you with a beautiful, healthy-looking smile.

Veneers are also an effective way to address multiple imperfections at the same time, rather than treating each one individually with several procedures. The veneers process only takes two appointments, and after that, you can expect your results to last for at least 10 to 15 years with minimal maintenance beyond daily oral hygiene and regular dental checkups and cleanings.

Understanding the Cost of Veneers

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Now that you have an idea of what veneers are and how they can give you the smile of your dreams, you probably have one major question on your mind: “How much do veneers in Glenpool cost?” While these is no universal answer to this question, there are a few factors that come into play, such as the number of veneers you need. Our team will go over these factors in detail when you visit us for a consultation, but until then, you can read the information below to learn a bit more about the price of veneers.

The Cost of Veneers vs. Other Cosmetic Dentistry Options

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Whether you’re dissatisfied with the color, shape, size, or positions of your teeth, it’s important to be sure that you’re selecting the right cosmetic dentistry service that will make the changes you’d like. With that being said, veneers are one of the most versatile and cost-effective ways to transform your pearly whites. Let’s take a closer look at how the cost of veneers in Glenpool measures up against some of the other cosmetic dentistry treatments we offer.

  • Braces – Whether you choose traditional braces, Invisalign, or some other form of orthodontic treatment, you’re looking at a process that likely costs several thousands of dollars and can take well over a year to deliver results. Those results will also only have changed the alignment of your teeth. If you’d also like to improve the shade, size, or shape of your teeth, then you’ll need to complete one or more additional treatments.
  • Teeth whitening – One of our most popular cosmetic dentistry services is teeth whitening, which can drastically brighten your teeth without making a huge dent in most patients’ budgets. Our in-office whitening can give you a stain-free smile after a single visit, but the results rarely last for more than a few months to a year. Like braces, whitening can also only correct one aspect of your teeth.
  • Dental bonding – A relatively inexpensive procedure, dental bonding can make multiple changes to your teeth, from closing gaps to covering chips and cracks, in one appointment. Bonding does come with one major drawback, though; the results tend not to last for more than five years or so. This means the procedure must be redone periodically, which can rack up costs over time.
  • Veneers – Although veneers may not have the cheapest up-front cost, they’re arguably the most effective way to give your smile a complete makeover. In just two visits, your cosmetic dentist in Glenpool can beautify virtually everything about your teeth with a lifelike solution that can easily last for 15+ years. For a truly high-quality solution, veneers are worth the investment! 

How to Make Veneers Affordable

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Since veneers aren’t often covered by dental insurance, many patients assume the treatment can’t fit into the budget. But that’s not always true!

At 918 Dentist of Glenpool, we gladly work with CareCredit to help patients split up their treatment costs into monthly chunks. Qualified patients can choose from a wide selection of payment plans, many of which don’t come with high (or even any) interest rates. Our team can even help you with the application process!

For patients with insurance, our 918 Dentist Loyalty Plan presents a great alternative. In exchange for a measly $24 per month, your routine preventive care (checkups, cleanings, etc.) are FREE, and you get a 50% discount on most of our other services, including veneers. Give our practice a call today to learn more!

Veneers FAQs

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Before you commit to getting veneers in Glenpool, you probably have some questions about the treatment. That makes sense because it’s a significant decision that cannot be made lightly. Fortunately, we’re here to erase any doubts from your mind so you can confidently move forward with the process. We’ve compiled a list of responses to common questions patients ask us about veneers. If you don’t see your question on the list below, don’t hesitate to reach out to us for an answer!

How Many Veneers Will I Need?

The “right” number of veneers varies depending on each person’s unique smile needs. The goal of this treatment is for all your visible teeth to match. Many people get 6-8 veneers to create a beautiful, symmetrical smile. Others might need as many as 10-12. Also, veneers can often benefit people who need to just cover a single cracked or broken tooth.

What Can I Eat with Veneers?

At the end of your initial visit with your cosmetic dentist in Glenpool, you’ll receive temporary veneers to protect your prepared teeth while you wait for your permanent ones to be made. During this period, you’ll need to avoid hard foods like ice, raw fruits and vegetables, or candy because they can damage your temporary restorations. The good news is once your permanent veneers are in place, you won’t need to be quite as cautious anymore. However, it’s still a good idea to be careful when eating sticky, dark-colored, crunchy, hot, or cold foods and drinks. Plus, you’ll want to drink alcohol sparingly because it can weaken the bonding material holding your restorations in place.

How Are Veneers Different Than Crowns?

While veneers only attach to the front of teeth, crowns cover an entire tooth. Veneers are primarily used for cosmetic purposes or minor shape corrections when the tooth is mostly intact. In contrast, crowns protect worn or cracked teeth, or restore those that have undergone a root canal. Also, veneers are only about one millimeter in thickness while crowns are usually twice as thick. Finally, veneers typically don’t show a gum margin after several years the way crowns often do.

Are Veneers Permanent?

Since veneers eventually require replacement, they’re not considered permanent. However, the process of getting them is irreversible. In preparation, our cosmetic dentist will remove a thin layer of enamel to ensure successful treatment. But unlike hair and nails, removed enamel will never grow back. That’s why when teeth are prepared this way, they will always need to be covered with veneers or crowns.

What Happens to the Teeth Under Veneers?

Veneers are a safe and minimally invasive dental cosmetic procedure. Only a small amount of enamel is removed during the process, and the bonding material used is entirely safe. Because the veneer covers the enamel, it doesn't increase the risk of cavities. However, maintaining good oral hygiene is crucial. Regular brushing and flossing are necessary to prevent decay beneath the veneers. Fortunately, the same practices that protect natural teeth apply to veneers. Brush twice a day, floss daily, limit sugar intake, and visit your dentist regularly to ensure your results last as long as possible.

Do Veneers Give You a Lisp?

Temporary lisps may occur for some patients when they first get veneers. This is mainly due to muscle memory, as the tongue is not used to the presence of veneers while talking. The slight difference in thickness affects tongue movement, especially when pronouncing "s" and "v" sounds. Fortunately, the tongue naturally adjusts over time, but practicing specific sounds can speed up the process. In some cases, we can make adjustments by slightly reducing the thickness of veneers in specific areas to minimize lisping. Overall, any initial speech challenges associated with veneers are typically temporary, and with time and practice, pronunciation improves.

Can Veneers Be Used for Bite Correction?

Veneers are not designed for significant bite corrections as they don't alter the actual position of the teeth or jaw. Their effectiveness in treating bite issues depends on the severity of the problem. For mild open bites, veneers can create the illusion of properly aligned teeth by making them look longer and wider. They are also useful for hiding small gaps between teeth. However, veneers are recommended only for bite issues that don't pose significant oral health problems but impact appearance.

If orthodontic correction is needed for a bite problem, it's recommended to wait until after the correction before considering veneers. Veneers are primarily cosmetic and may not be suitable for major bite adjustments.

Can You Whiten Veneers?

Professional whitening treatments do not have any impact on veneers, even if they are stained. If your veneers have discoloration, the best solution is to have them replaced or shaded. It's important to note that while the whitening treatment won't affect the veneers, it will still affect the natural teeth around them. This can lead to an uneven tone in your smile. If you plan to undergo both whitening and veneer procedures, it's recommended to start with whitening. This ensures that your veneers can be color-matched to the current shade of your teeth, providing a uniform appearance to your smile.