Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic DentistryCosmetic Dentistry

If you’re unhappy with your smile, you shouldn’t have to feel bad about looking in the mirror at it every day. It’s time to make a change in your life to give you a smile that you love! Most people have something they want to change about their smile. In almost every case, Dr. Maniscalco at Maniscalco Cosmetic & General Dentistry can provide you with the treatments you need to fall in love with your smile. Whether your teeth are misaligned, chipped, stained, too big or too small, we have a procedure that can help.

We will first begin your treatment by making sure your teeth are completely healthy. Once they are healthy, we can discuss the different cosmetic dentistry procedures we have available to correct your smile. Not every patient is the same, which is why all of our treatment plans are personalized for the patient. Learn more about the different cosmetic dentistry procedures we offer.

Bonding

If you have cracked or chipped teeth, you could need a dental crown if the extent of the damage is severe enough. When that’s not the case, however, dental bonding is the perfect solution to restore your tooth back to functionality and it’s regular appearance! Dental bonding is a quick and simple procedure that can repair teeth that are chipped or cracked. It can also be used to reshape teeth that might be uneven or even fill in the gaps between teeth. This quick fix is colored to match your tooth color perfectly so that your teeth still present a natural appearance.

The procedure involves our Birmingham dentist to first prepare your tooth. He will then apply the bonding compound to adhere to your tooth. Dr. Maniscalco will then shape the bonding material to the correct shape to match your tooth and simply cure the bond to your tooth with a special light. Following the procedure, your tooth is then polished. In a matter of minutes, your tooth can look perfect! The bonding compound will last you up to a few years before needing to be replaced.

Inlays and Onlayscosmetic dentistry inlays and onlays

Inlays and onlays are considered both cosmetic dentistry procedures as well as restorative procedures. They do not fix the catastrophic damage but do fix mild to moderate damage without the hefty pricetag of a dental crown. The inlays and onlays are made out of a porcelain or composite material that is colored to match your teeth. Inlays are placed on the cusps (pointy parts) of your teeth and onlays are placed over several cusps.

Some of the problems that can be solved by inlays and onlays include chipped teeth, and to replace metal fillings. To complete this procedure, Dr. Maniscalco will first prepare the damaged tooth and then take an impression of it. These impressions are sent off to the lab. Once they return, he will bond the restorations to your teeth using special cement. With proper oral hygiene, you can expect your beautiful restorations to provide you with a healthy and beautiful smile for years to come!

Snap-On Smile®

It’s no secret that cosmetic dentistry can be expensive, especially a complete smile makeover. When you’re working with a tight budget, Snap-On Smile is a great alternative to choose to give you a perfect smile. Don’t resort to buying cosmetic teeth from a drug store, these are not made to match your smile or fit correctly. Of course, they also look very fake. To avoid this, consider Snap-On Smile from your dentist. Snap-On Smile is what the name implies, you snap on a new smile!

This removable smile is made for patients who cannot afford porcelain veneers or does not want something permanent like porcelain veneers. It’s also great for patients who are considering porcelain veneers but aren’t ready to make the full commitment yet. Snap-On Smile is made from impressions of your actual teeth so that they fit properly. You are able to eat and drink with them in and smile with confidence! Your brand new smile will look natural without the huge bill. AT the end of the night, take them out for a cleaning and they will last for years.

Porcelain Veneers Cosmetic DentistryPorcelain Veneers

These thin shells of porcelain known as porcelain veneers are bonded to your natural teeth to give you a brand new shape, color, and overall appearance. They can be used to fix gapped teeth, discoloration, gummy smiles, misalignment and even cracked or chipped teeth. They can be an alternative to receiving dental crowns, braces and several other treatments. Skip all of the alternative treatments and opt for this one simple treatment. With just a few veneers, your smile can easily be transformed. We offer porcelain veneers, Lumineers®, and Durathins®. Lumineers and Durathins do not require any prep work on your teeth so they can be removed if you want them to.

Invisalign®/Clear Braces

Gone are the days where metal braces were your only option for straightening your teeth. Today, many patients are opting for Invisalign in Birmingham. In addition to Invisalign, we also offer ClearCorrect®, 6 Month Smiles, and Red, White and Blue Aligners®. Invisalign®, ClearCorrect® and 6 Month Smiles® can correct mild to moderate orthodontic cases while Red, White and Blue Aligners are most effective for minor issues. Don’t put up with unsightly and uncomfortable metal braces, we have plenty of alternative braces options for you to choose from.

Teeth Whitening

It’s normal for teeth to stain or yellow over time. Luckily, at our dentist office in Birmingham, we offer a variety of different whitening treatments to brighten your smile up to several shades. Choose from Zoom!® Lumibrite® or KöR® Deep Bleach. We will recommend the best whitening solution to achieve your desired results.

Smile Makeover

If you’re not too sure which treatments you need but are unhappy with your smile, you might benefit from a smile makeover. A smile makeover is a combination of treatments given to you to help you achieve your desired smile. As long as your teeth are in good health, a smile makeover might be the option you are looking for. After our Birmingham cosmetic dentist has met with you, he will design your personalized treatment plan to achieve a new smile!

Transform your Smile with Cosmetic Dentistry Today

If you’re ready to love your smile, it’s time to schedule an appointment with our cosmetic dentist in Birmingham. Give Maniscalco Cosmetic & General Dentistry in Birmingham a call at 205-967-9100 to schedule your appointment, or fill out our online form. We look forward to providing you with a healthy and beautiful smile you can’t wait to show off.