Achieve a More Dazzling Smile with Porcelain Veneers
If you long for an all-around brighter, straighter, and more sparkling smile, you may be a good candidate for porcelain veneers. Veneers are custom-made shells of porcelain that are placed on the teeth to conceal cosmetic imperfections. The placement of porcelain veneers is an area of particular focus at Dr. Van O’Dell’s practice. He takes a great deal of pride in his work, and wants to ensure that you have a good experience in the office and go home with a great-looking result. Contact Dr. Van O’Dell Cosmetic & Family Dentistryto learn more about porcelain veneers and schedule an appointment at our North Little Rock office.
Porcelain Veneers Can Transform Your Smile
Veneers are made of very thin, yet durable, dental porcelain. They are custom-crafted to complement the shape and color of your surrounding teeth. Dr. O’Dell will attach these fabrications directly to the front of your teeth to correct:
- Severe extrinsic or intrinsic stains
- Irregularly-shaped or disproportionately small teeth
- Worn down teeth
- Slightly crooked teeth
- Gaps between teeth
Depending on your needs, Dr. O’Dell can place a single veneer or multiple veneers.
Minimal Discomfort Application
Before applying veneers, Dr. O’Dell will remove a thin layer of enamel from your teeth. To keep you comfortable during this process, he will carefully numb your teeth, so you will feel little more than mild pressure. If you are still nervous about the treatment, additional sedation options such as nitrous oxide or oral sedation can be used to relieve anxiety.
After Dr. O’Dell has removed a conservative amount of enamel, he will take impressions of your teeth. He completes all necessary impressions at this first visit to ensure optimal fit and comfort of your veneers.
Then, we will send these impressions to our dental lab. We have worked with the same lab for more than 25 years, and we stand behind the superior quality of their work. There, ceramists will create your veneers from highly lifelike porcelain.
After the veneers have been sent back to our office, Dr. O’Dell will lightly etch your teeth and apply the porcelain with dental cement. You should enjoy full dental functionality and, of course, a stunning smile.
Why Choose Porcelain Veneers?
Although we proudly offer a number of effective cosmetic treatments, porcelain veneers provide some truly unique advantages. One of the biggest benefits is that veneers can correct a wide range of concerns. In addition, you can transform your smile in just two office visits. Another advantage is that veneers are easy to care for. With proper brushing, flossing, and dental appointments, your new veneers could last ten years or more. Perhaps most significantly, veneers look extremely natural. They are made of semi-translucent porcelain, which closely mimics the characteristics of the teeth. Thanks to this advanced material and our lab’s outstanding work, your veneers will be virtually indistinguishable from natural dental enamel.
Find Out if Porcelain Veneers Are Right for You
To learn more about veneers and whether you are a candidate for this treatment, schedule an appointment with Dr. O’Dell today.