Porcelain Veneers: Practical and Long-Lasting
Dental veneers are shells or casings used to cover teeth. Although originally invented for cosmetic purposes, veneers not only hide blemishes, they also protect teeth from abnormal wear and tear. They can be made from pure porcelain or from different composite materials. The professionals at Alabama Family Dentistry use only porcelain because it looks more like real teeth than resin compounds, and it resists stains from tea, coffee and cigarette smoking even better than real teeth. In addition, porcelain offers the added advantages of superior strength and longevity.
Why Choose Veneers?
Porcelain Veneers give many patients the chance to have the beautiful smile they have always dreamed of. A skilled dentist can use them to make your teeth look the way you want them to. Veneers can fill gaps created by the unequal spacing of teeth, correct areas that have been chipped by accidents or injuries, and cover stains or even out color shades. No longer just the territory of movie stars, many people are choosing them for both cosmetic and restorative purposes. Whether you need to correct one tooth or many, ask your dentist at Alabama Family Dentistry whether veneers can help you.
Once it is determined that you are a candidate for this procedure, the dentist will prepare your teeth by removing an extremely thin layer from the surface of each tooth being treated. This makes room in your mouth for the veneers once they are ready to be applied. In some instances, a local anesthetic might be used during this procedure. Next, your dentist will take an impression of your teeth so that the veneers can be made to fit each tooth exactly. A perfect fit is necessary for optimal bonding of the porcelain to the natural tooth. A distinct advantage of going to Alabama Family Dentistry is that, once they are made, your veneers can often be applied on the same day.
Are They Permanent?
While not considered permanent, dental veneers frequently last for decades. Should they ever need to be replaced, the process is simple and routine.
Ask Your Dentist
If you believe that Porcelain Veneers may be right for you or a loved one, the professionals at Alabama Family Dentistry can help. Schedule a consultation today to discuss your needs.
Alabama Family Dentistry brings all the latest technology to their patients. The veneer technique is just one of the many cosmetic procedures they offer. If you have a concern about your teeth or gums, give us a call. We work with our patients to make them comfortable by answering questions and making treatment suggestions to help them look and feel better. Our convenient offices are located in Warrior, Gardendale, Birmingham/Acton Rd., and Sumiton. We also serve the communities of Homewood, Empire, Kimberly, Center Point, Trafford, Morris, and Smoke Rise.