What Are Dental Veneers?
Many people suffer from stained, misshapen, or crooked teeth. With porcelain veneers, there is no reason to put up with these imperfections. These thin shells of ceramic bond directly to the surface of your teeth and thus correct these maladies. Dr. Jelsing can help you quickly and easily achieve your dream smile!
The ultra-thin porcelain veneers are bonded to your teeth and offer a number of advantages to your smile:
White tooth enamel blends into your smile
Highly resistant against common stains e.g. coffee, tea, tobacco
Very strong and durable
Thin layer allowing light to shine through (giving a natural color)
Cared for as you would you natural teeth
After your veneer treatment, Dr. Jelsing recommends wearing a night guard to help protect your teeth from grinding, which can damage your new smile.
Three Stages of Treatment
Simple, effective, and beautiful = porcelain veneers.
Dr. Jelsing encourages you to take an active role in the design of your new smile. She reviews the procedure with you, discusses your goals (tooth shape and color), and answers any questions.
Although porcelain veneers are very thin, it is necessary to prepare your teeth and make room for the veneer. Dr. Jelsing then takes an impression of your teeth and sends to our partner lab for fabrication. We occasionally place temporary veneers for protection.
Once the veneers are ready, your Tulsa dentist places them and checks the color and fit. Once the final adjustments have been made, we clean the veneers and use special cement to bond them to your teeth. A hardening light is then used to finishing the bonding process.
Dr. Priscila is awesome! She is kind, caring and truly treats her patients like family. She is very knowledgeable and focuses on making sure she gets you the absolute best results!
Jason S. (Actual Patient)
Maintain Your New Teeth
Daily brushing and flossing are essential to keep your veneers and natural teeth in good shape. We recommend a non-abrasive toothpaste and a good at-home hygiene routine.
On occasion, some patients experience tooth sensitivity due to the amount of enamel left on the tooth after preparation. However, this should stop after a few weeks (please contact us if sensitivity persists).
If you have previously ground your teeth then please discuss the best night guard options with Dr. Jelsing. This will protect your new smile and keep your teeth healthy.
We recommend attending regular six-month check-ups, so we can evaluate your teeth and provide you with a beautiful smile for years to come!