Our Services Veneers

Veneer Procedure

Veneers are most often applied over the front-most teeth to correct stained, cracked, chipped, or crooked teeth. Smaller, more localized problems may be treatable using dental bonding procedures. 

Porcelain veneers are the standard for beautiful smile design. Handcrafted from custom-tinted, semi-translucent dental porcelain, veneers are thin shells that fit snugly and are bonded to the tooth. They will close gaps, repair chips, correct misalignments, and permanently brighten any smile. When designing porcelain veneers, Dr. Hendrix will take time to discuss your idea of the "perfect smile." He'll explain how your face shape, skin tone, and overall appearance should factor in to your smile design. Once you and Dr. Hendrix decide upon a plan, your porcelain veneers can be created and placed in about two visits

Veneer Procedures

Porcelain Veneers

To begin fitting you with veneers, the enamel of the teeth may need to be slightly reduced. The teeth are very minimally reduced, usually between 0.5mm and 1.0mm. Dr. Hendrix practices minimally invasive dentistry, and so will only reduce tooth structure that must be removed. An impression of the area is taken, which will be sent to a dental laboratory to construct the veneers. You will be fitted with temporary veneers until your final restoration is completed.

Next, Dr. Hendrix will carefully check the completed veneers for proper color matching and fit.

During the final placement of the veneers, a substance will first be applied to the tooth and the veneer that will strengthen the bond between them. Next, the final veneers are carefully bonded to the teeth using a strong adherent. The thin porcelain veneers are very fragile until being bonded to the tooth. After they are bonded the tooth lends considerable strength to the veneer.

Composite Veneers

Composite veneers can be applied during a single office visit. After careful discussion of desired results and options for treatment, Dr. Hendrix will help you choose the correct color for your veneer.

The resin will be directly applied to your teeth and carefully sculpted into the desired shape. This procedure is very similar to placing a composite filling. The composite is polished to a fine luster after it is shaped to provide the most life-like appearance possible.

Composite veneers are typically less esthetic and have a shorter life span than do porcelain veneers, but are very good alternatives for many people.

Our Services

     
Glenn Hendrix, DMD is rated 4.9 out of 5 based on 132 reviews from around the Web.
  • 12/13/2018
         
    Amazing staff and very friendly. They are always very welcoming. Would definitely recommend! -Connor King 12 Nov 2018
    11/29/2018
         
    Dr. Hendrix and his staff are excellent
  • 11/27/2018
         
    Extremely impressed with Dr Hendrix and his wonderful friendly office personnel. My visit was very relaxed and comforting. Patricia
    11/21/2018
         
    Dr. Hendrix and his staff are absolutely amazing! I felt very comfortable there and I would highly recommend him.
    11/15/2018
         
    Great service Seems to genuinely care about you. Fair price
  • 11/13/2018
         
    Dr. Hendrix and his staff made him feel at home and eased all of his anxiety. My son said he only wants to go to Dr. Hendrix from now on.
    10/26/2018
         
    Best Dentist practice on the coast!!
  • 10/02/2018
         
    I have been using this clinic for over 10 years. Staff treats you like family. They are very professional & give you excellent care.
    09/26/2018
         
    He is excellent at explaining everything. Laurie is just as helpful and kind. This is a great place to go!
    09/20/2018
         
    Absolutely great....!!!!!!!!! The staff and Dr.Hendrix always welcome you with a smile. Such a blessing!!!!!!
  • 09/12/2018
         
    Only dentist I have ever felt comfortable with.
    09/11/2018
         
    The most gentle dental exam I've ever had!!
  • 08/08/2018
         
    Relocating to the Mississippi Gulf Coast and need a dentist in the Ocean Springs area who is professional, skilled, knowledgeable, friendly and has an awesome staff then call or stop in for a brief visit and you will find, you have come to the right place., we did.
    07/31/2018
         
    Very courteous and willing to help, very thorough and staff was excellent, like family !