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Get a Smile Makeover with Veneers

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Get a Smile Makeover with Veneers

Posted by Alabama Family Dentistry in Cosmetic Dentistry 31 Aug 2016

It seems there is nothing quite so lovely as a confident smile. Unfortunately, misalignment, stains and other types of dental damage can prevent smiling with confidence. While many well-known dental and orthodontic techniques are often useful for aiding the creation of a perfect smile, not all oral health problems can be addressed with braces or bleaching alone. Fortunately, veneers make a great smile possible for even some of the most severe dental conditions.

Why choose veneers

Veneers, also referred to as dental porcelain laminates, allow correction and perfection in most any smile. The ideal shape and color of the teeth is custom designed to ideally match a given face. The variety of impressive results is what makes this technique a popular choice among many celebrities. It is not only used, however, by people who are always in the spotlight. It is also a popular choice for anyone who faces concerns or lacks self-confidence because of his or her smile.

What are veneers?

Veneers are porcelain coverings placed over individual teeth that provide the appearance of a naturally perfect smile. They are custom-made and individually shaped to provide the desired appearance for each tooth. Every aspect including the size, shape, alignment and coloring of each tooth is chosen to provide the desired result. Dental porcelain laminates can be placed on one, many or all of the teeth and results can be designed to range from a subtle enhancement to a dramatic effect on the appearance of the smile.

How are veneers applied?

In preparation for dental porcelain laminates, the natural teeth are reshaped. After this preparation is completed, a mold capturing the shape and contours of the prepared teeth is used to create the veneers. In order to protect the natural teeth while the laminates are being prepared, a set of temporary veneers is applied for about two weeks. Not only does this time allow the dental team to prepare the final laminates, it also provides the patient a chance to ‘test drive’ the veneers before making decisions on the final shape and look of the laminates. Finally, the final set is affixed with a permanent adhesive and a life-time of confident smiling can begin.

Where can I go for my ideal smile?

The process of building a perfect smile begins with finding the right dental professional. New dental porcelain laminates are often a life-changing experiencing and should be undertaken with a dental care team you feel confident in and can trust.

Turn to Alabama Family Dentistry for your smile make-over at any of the four locations in the Birmingham area. Whether at Warrior Family Dentistry, Acton Road Family Dentistry, Gardendale Family Dentistry or Sumitron Family Dentistry, the Alabama Family Dentistry team will be with you every step of the way towards an ideal smile. From choosing the technique best suited to your individual needs through follow-up visits, the team at Alabama Family Dentistry will help make getting a perfect smile something worth smiling about.

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