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Porcelain Veneers in Birmingham, Alabama

Who wouldn’t love to easily improve their smile with the latest advances in cosmetic dentistry? While surgery is sometimes necessary to help patients achieve a straight, beautiful smile, another popular option is to get porcelain veneers. Porcelain veneers are a wonderful option that allows patients to improve or change their smiles without extensive surgery. 

 

At Koch Aesthetic Dentistry in Birmingham, Alabama, Dr. Paul Koch uses custom porcelain veneers to help patients achieve naturally youthful, beautiful smiles. One’s smile is often the first trait that people notice, and bright porcelain veneers are a simple option that helps patients find the beautiful smile they’ve always wanted. 

 

A porcelain dental veneer is one of the most popular cosmetic dentistry options available today for changing and improving smiles. Dr. Paul Koch of Birmingham, Alabama custom-designs each porcelain veneer to create a natural, youthful smile that fits your features, gender, and personality. To start your smile makeover, visit our facility near Mountain Brook, and let us help you design the smile of your dreams with many of our cosmetic dental services.

What are porcelain veneers?

Porcelain veneers are a strong, durable, and minimally invasive way to achieve a beautiful smile. 

 

Porcelain veneers, much like composite or ceramic veneers, are tooth-colored shells that are bonded to the front of the teeth. Dr. Koch perfectly matches the veneers to the color of the patient’s existing teeth to ensure a seamless solution that makes the teeth appear straight, restores worn teeth, improves the color, or repairs chipped or cracked teeth simply and easily. 

Porcelain Veneer FAQs

If you’re considering porcelain veneers, it’s likely that you have some questions about the procedure and outcome. Review the most common questions about porcelain veneers below, and be sure to contact our friendly, knowledgeable office staff with any additional questions.

How are porcelain veneers attached to the patient’s teeth?

The preparation process for porcelain veneers depends on the type of porcelain veneers. At Koch Aesthetic Dentistry, we offer minimal prep, or prepless, veneers, as well as porcelain veneers.


Minimal prep or prepless veneers largely retain the structure of the tooth and require only minimal reshaping and light resurfacing before attachment of the veneer. 

 

Non-minimal prep veneers require Dr. Koch to shave off the top layer, or enamel, of the teeth to receive the veneers. This creates space in the gums and mouth for the veneers to lay on top of the teeth. Once the teeth are prepared for the veneers, Dr. Koch uses a special bonding agent to attach the veneers to the natural teeth. Quickly after, he applies a special curing lamp that hardens the agent, giving the patient minimal downtime following the application procedure.

What are the benefits of porcelain veneers?

There are so many reasons why a patient may choose porcelain veneers instead of an alternative restorative option. A few benefits of porcelain veneers include:

 

  • The resemblance to the natural tooth enamel
  • Resistance to staining
  • Resistance to decay
  • Easily restore stained, broken, or small gaps between the teeth
  • Simple maintenance
How long do porcelain veneers last?

The cost of porcelain veneers is dependent upon how many veneers are required to achieve a youthful, beautiful smile. During your smile analysis, Dr. Koch and our friendly office staff provide a comprehensive treatment plan, including costing information, to help the patient determine if porcelain veneers are the best option.

How much do porcelain veneers cost?

With proper care and maintenance, our porcelain veneers at Koch Aesthetic Dentistry can last anywhere from twenty to twenty-five years. In most cases, Dr. Koch can replace porcelain veneers if they are no longer in their original pristine condition.

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Visit Koch Aesthetic Dentistry for Porcelain Veneers

If you are searching for a simple solution to achieve a beautiful smile without invasive techniques or surgeries, porcelain veneers may be the solution for you. Dr. Koch at Koch Aesthetic Dentistry provides personalized treatment plans for each patient, and may recommend porcelain veneers to help patients overcome small gaps, discoloration, worn or broken teeth and find the beautiful smile they’ve been dreaming of. 

 

Contact our friendly office staff to schedule your smile analysis in our spa-like atmosphere. Comfort is a top priority for our staff at Koch Aesthetic Dentistry in Birmingham, Alabama. Request your appointment online or give us a call at 205-933-0323 today.

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