Patient comparing veneer options


In our image-conscious world, it can be difficult to feel confident when you have noticeable flaws in your smile.

Drs. Danny O'Keefe and Jan Belote use porcelain veneers to mask cosmetic issues and give you a picture-perfect smile.

Out of all cosmetic dental procedures, why do our Flowood, MS, patients choose veneers?

So What Are Veneers?

Veneers are thin porcelain ceramic shells, (usually less than 0.5 mm thick) custom-made to fit over the front surface of your teeth. They are used to conceal common dental imperfections like cracks, chips, discoloration, and mild misalignment. 
Once the tooth is prepared, the veneer attaches to the front of it, artfully concealing imperfections that mar your smile.
"They are the Best. My special needs son has been a patient for years. The entire staff makes us feel so welcomed and cared for. Their patience with Sean is amazing he leaves happy and not stressed, with beautiful clean teeth. We have moved out of state but we will continue to return for his dental care. I highly recommend!" Amaryillis Wallace

Treat Yourself to a Smile Upgrade Request a Consultation

If you feel self-conscious about dental flaws, or the overall aesthetics of your smile, it's time to make a change. Our dentists can answer your questions about porcelain veneers and determine if you are a suitable candidate.

In addition to trustworthy advice, Drs. O'Keefe and Belote also offer a wide selection of cosmetic dentistry options that can give you the smile you'll be eager to share. In addition to veneers, we offer teeth whitening and gum contouring so you can check off everything on your smile wish list.

Take the first step and schedule a consultation at Family Dental Care. You can reach our Flowood, MS, practice online, or by calling:

(601) 936-2526

Drs. O'Keefe
Whether they are performing a simple touch-up or an overall smile transformation, Drs. Danny O'Keefe and Jan Belote combine years of experience and an artistic touch to bring out the best in your smile.

Candidates for Veneer Treatment

During your consultation at our Flowood, MS, practice, we will examine your teeth and determine whether dental veneers are right for you. While veneers are suitable for most patients, there are a few factors that can affect your candidacy...

Oral Health

Ideal candidates have good oral health with no signs of tooth decay or gum disease. if we detect a health problem, we will first provide the necessary restorative treatments before moving on to cosmetic dentistry. 

Type of Dental Problem

Dental veneers are intended for cosmetic concerns, not problems affecting the strength of your teeth. If you have a large fracture or worn enamel you will most likely need a dental crown to repair the visible damage and reinforce the tooth structure. 

Treatment Goals

It is important to understand that veneers will permanently alter your natural tooth structure. While treatment can last for a decade or more, you will eventually need to replace your veneers. If your goal is for temporary enhancement, our dentists can recommend an alternative cosmetic procedure that does not require maintenance. 

What To Expect When Getting Dental Veneers

Dental veneer treatment typically takes two appointments spaced a couple of weeks apart at our Flowood office. Here are the steps involved in the procedure:
Veneers can last a decade or longer with proper care and maintenance.
Veneers can last a decade or longer with proper care and maintenance.

First Appointment

We begin by talking to you about your smile goals and identifying the teeth you wish to treat. Your dentist preps the teeth by removing a small layer of enamel to accommodate the thickness of the shell. Then we take impressions of your smile to design the custom fit of the veneers and send the information off to our partner dental lab.

Veneer Production

The technicians at the dental lab handcraft your veneers out of high-quality porcelain ceramic. These artisan techniques can take a bit of time, but we assure you the natural-looking results are worth the wait. 

Second Appointment

In about one to three weeks, the finished veneers will be ready and you can return for your final appointment. Dr. O'Keefe or Dr. Belote will place each veneer against the surface of your tooth and make any final adjustments to achieve the perfect fit. Finally, we etch the enamel to strengthen the bonding process and secure the veneers with a long-lasting dental cement. 

Check out the Incredible Results!

Pictured below is a real patient of our Flowood dental practice who received a set of porcelain veneers and transformed her smile. 
Case 1 before veneers procedure
Case 1 after veneers procedure

Do you get nervous about dental treatment?

Fear Not!  We Offer Sedation Dentistry

Everyone should be able to undergo dental work while feeling safe and comfortable. If you hesitate to schedule treatments because of dental phobia, consider sedation dentistry. Sedation is administered before we start your procedure, inducing a state of physical and mental relaxation. Our team is trained and qualified to offer several sedation options including oral conscious sedatives and nitrous oxide. To find out if one of these options can help you, please contact our Flowood practice or request an appointment with a dentist at Family Dental Care today.

"Finally I have found a dentist who wants to save my teeth! I am SO extremely happy I went here!" Vicky Dent
Dr. Danny O'Keefe

Family Dental Care

At Family Dental Care in Flowood, MS, Dr. Danny O'Keefe and his experienced team provide patients from throughout the greater Jackson area with superior general, cosmetic, and restorative dental care. Our office is equipped with modern dental technology and we offer complete sedation services to enhance patient comfort. Dr. O'Keefe is affiliated with:

  • The American Dental Association
  • The Mississippi Dental Association
  • The Academy of General Dentistry
  • The American Dental Society of Anesthesiology

To schedule an appointment, please fill out our online form or call (601) 936-2526.

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"This office has the most professional dentists and dental staff. They treat you like family every time you're there. I've been a patient for over 15 years and I don't plan on leaving anytime soon." Rita O., Current Patient

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