Same-day Porcelain Veneers
Porcelain veneers are thin shells that are affixed to the surface of your teeth to conceal minor dental imperfections and provide dramatic rejuvenation. While most veneers require a minimum of two appointments over the course of two weeks or more, Dr. Danny O’Keefe can create and place custom veneers in a single appointment using CEREC® technology. Dr. O'Keefe can determine if same-day porcelain veneers are right for you during a consultation at our Flowood, MS, office.
Dental veneers can be used to address different types of dental issues, such as:
- Chipped teeth
- Cracked teeth
- Gaps between teeth
- Minor teeth misalignment
- Discoloration of teeth
Dr. O’Keefe will evaluate your health history, current dental health, and the condition of your tooth enamel before determining if you are a candidate for veneers. Typically, patients who want veneers should:
- Be in good oral and overall health
- Be committed to a proper oral hygiene regimen
- Have a sufficient amount of healthy enamel
- Be aware that the process is permanent
Veneers are the premium option for concealing dental imperfections, providing the most realistic results.
Patients who have tooth decay or gum disease may qualify for veneers after receiving successful treatment of these dental issues. Some patients who grind their teeth may not be candidates for veneers due to the pressure that grinding places on the teeth. Since Dr. O’Keefe must remove some of the tooth enamel to place the veneers, the procedure is permanent. In other words, the treated tooth will always require a veneer or other restoration. Also, the veneers will eventually need to be replaced.
The traditional process of making veneers involves sending dental impressions to a lab so technicians can fabricate the veneers. This process usually requires two visits with the dentist in the span of two weeks or longer. However, Dr. O’Keefe can provide veneers in a fraction of the time. The first step of the procedure involves removing a very thin layer of enamel from the teeth you wish to treat. Then, using advanced CEREC® technology, Dr. O’Keefe creates a digital impression of your smile.
After analyzing the images and making adjustments, Dr. O’Keefe transmits the images to a milling machine, which carves your custom veneers from a single block of porcelain that matches the color of your surrounding teeth. In the final step, Dr. O’Keefe applies dental cement to the back of the veneers to securely attach them to your teeth. He will use a special light to cure the cement and solidify the bond. Dr. O’Keefe will also make any necessary adjustments to ensure that the veneers do not affect your bite or cause any alignment issues.
Same-day porcelain veneers are a very popular treatment because they:
- Provide immediate enhancement
- Are stain-resistant
- Look natural
- Can be part of a smile makeover
- Require no recovery time
- Require no temporary veneers
- Are durable, and can last many years with proper care
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If you feel self-conscious about your smile, and wish to achieve an enhancement as soon as possible, contact us today. Dr. O'Keefe can help you determine if this fast and effective treatment is right for you.