There are a wide variety of esthetic problems that people want to change about their smile: chips, cracks, gaps, crooked teeth, discoloration, and size inconsistencies are just a few of them. If you’ve ever been unhappy about your smile, you’re not alone. About half of all Americans wish they could change something about their smile.
One of the best and fastest ways to do that is with porcelain veneers. We provide porcelain veneers to fix multiple cosmetic dental problems for patients in Tulsa, OK. We also provide additional cosmetic dentistry services to the public in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
What Are Porcelain Veneers?
Porcelain veneers are thin shells of porcelain that we directly bond to your teeth. Under the artistic hands of Dr. Jerome Cha, you can completely transform your smile. There are some real advantages to using porcelain materials.
Porcelain perfectly mimics the natural translucency and sparkle you get with natural teeth. Veneers made of porcelain are actually stronger and harder than natural tooth enamel, as well as more stain resistant, giving you added protection that you can’t get with your natural teeth alone.
Porcelain Veneers in Tulsa, OK
The first step to treatment with veneers is to determine your smile design. We start by creating a computer simulation of what you would like your new smile to look like. There are many different types of smile designs, such as young or sophisticated smiles. Getting to see the different smiles visually will help you determine the right one to give you the look you’re going for.
Once we know exactly what you want, we get to work on your veneers. Dr. Cha is so committed to giving you a gorgeous smile that he doesn’t use a secondary lab to create the materials for your veneers. This helps ensure everything is of the highest quality for his patients.
Dr. Cha will do a wax mock-up and make some temporary veneers. This enables you to get a sneak peek at how veneers will look on you. We will not permanently place your veneers until you are absolutely sure and satisfied with the temporaries. When your permanent veneers are ready, we will gently shave your teeth to prepare them for placement.
The shaving is so minimal you will not even notice a difference. Some people are under the impression that your teeth are ground down. In reality, there is very little shaving done. Once your teeth are prepared, we’ll bond your veneers onto your teeth.
What are Lumineers?
Lumineers are a specific brand of porcelain veneers. A traditional porcelain veneer is approximately 0.5 mm thick, while ultra-thin veneers, including lumineers, can be as thin as 0.3 mm. Dr. Cha prefers to use other brands of ultra-thin veneers rather than Lumineers.
Den-Mat, the company that makes Lumineers, requires dentists to use their laboratory in order to use their material. Dr. Cha prefers to do his own lab work where he can be sure of the customized results. As an AACD-accredited dentist, Dr. Cha meets the highest standards of artistry to create gorgeous smiles.
Receive Dental Veneers Today
If you are considering veneers, schedule a dental consultation with Dr. Cha on our website. You can also call our office for treatment today at 918-347-1114.