Hello! We are so glad you came to the Birmingham dental health blog. This is the place where we take the time to answer some of the questions cosmetic dentistry patients in the Mountain Brook area are curious about. Today we are discussing veneers. You may have heard the word veneer used in conjunction with cosmetic dentistry, and that is because they are a popular and effective cosmetic dentistry tool.
Veneers are covers for the front part of the teeth. They are usually used to correct tooth imperfections, such as chipping, staining, decay, or crooked teeth. Super-strong, tooth-colored porcelain laminate is shaped into thin shells and custom-fitted for each patient’s unique set of teeth.
The first step in the veneer process is to make a mold to work from. Your Birmingham or Mountain Brook dentist will make the model of your teeth. After that, an Alabama dental technician will use the model to create the veneers.
It is important to note that because a little of the enamel from the tooth has to be removed so the veneers can be placed, this process is usually irreversible.
If you are in the Birmingham area and are looking for a dentist, give Koch Aesthetic Dentistry a call. My name is Dr. Paul Koch and I have been serving Birmingham, Alabama since 2000.
Please call 205-933-0323 and a member of our friendly staff can answer any questions you have about veneers, teeth whitening, dental care, or smile makeovers.
The following website was used as source material for this blog:
http://www.mouthhealthy.org/en/az-topics/v/veneers.aspx, accessed on March, 5, 2014