Porcelain Dental Veneers in Birmingham
If you have a perfect smile, then certainly fortune has smiled upon you. Most people in Birmingham, however, have issues that they would like to have improved, and as time marches on, those issues can become more apparent. Teeth can become chipped or stained, and even misaligned. Fortunately, most of these issues are easily corrected.
Cosmetic veneers are also known as porcelain veneers. It is wafer-thin like shells of tooth-colored materials. These custom-made shells are bonded to the front teeth and transform their length, size, shape, or color. It is specially made to improve your appearance to fill the front surface of your teeth. In few days, you can obtain spectacular results actually by modifying the appearance and color of the teeth.
Dental crowns are one solution, and in fact, they can work not just to fix imperfections, but to improve the functionality of your teeth. The problem with crowns, though, is that they can be quite expensive. Porcelain veneers, on the other hand, are less costly because they cover only the front of your teeth, not the entire tooth as is the case with crowns. Porcelain veneers can alter the size, length, shape, and color of your teeth.
If you have been contemplating porcelain veneers, the first thing you should do is visit Dr. Michael Maniscalco at Maniscalco Cosmetic & General Dentistry in Birmingham, AL. He can answer any questions that you may have concerning porcelain veneers, and if you decide that you would like to have the work done, you can begin on the first visit.
To get your teeth prepared for the veneers (assuming that you are having traditional porcelain veneers installed), Dr. Maniscalco will scrape a bit of enamel off your teeth, so that the veneers will be properly anchored and feel natural. Then, he will create impressions of your upper teeth, which he will then send to a lab where your veneers are made. Once they come back from the lab, he will check to make sure they are the right color, and then install them using a special adhesive and a light to cure it. Finally, he will check your bite and do any necessary adjustments.
Because the procedure is done using a local anesthetic, you will not feel pain. However, you may find that for a while after having the veneers installed, your teeth feel somewhat sensitive. This is usually easily treated by means of over-the-counter toothpaste that is made especially for sensitive teeth.
Porcelain veneers look just like natural teeth, and they will never decay. Keep in mind, though, that if you neglect your health, your gums and the underlying teeth could become damaged. This could cause your veneers to fail.
Veneers are easy to take care of – just brush and floss as you normally would, and see Dr. Maniscalco regularly for checkups. Properly cared for, you can count on your veneers to last for a very long time.
Can Porcelain Veneers Stain?
Staining likely occurs on the gaps created at the point of the veneers where it comes in contact with the tooth. It starts staining after five years of treatment. While red wine, tea, and coffee do not satin veneers, as it causes a stain on the real teeth. Due to the fact enamel is porous and on the other hand, porcelain is not porous.
Can Porcelain Veneers Be Whitened?
Every day more and more people ask their dentists and doctors about this dental treatment, teeth whitening or rebuilding damaged parts. Redesign your smile with a porcelain facet. Over the years the veneer placement technique has improved. While previously could not guarantee a lasting fix and whitening, the resins are now used to attach the varnish to the tooth. There is the possibility of adapting dental covering virtually of any tooth.
Do Porcelain Veneers Hurt?
In some steps of the procedure, the client will be given a local anesthetic, as he/she may feel a slight pain. In case of mouth hurt after the procedure, promptly inform your dentist. He may recommend an over-the-counter painkiller. Dental porcelain veneers are a thin sheet which is placed over the tooth on the front and with a special glue or resin. No intervention is surgical and therefore not painful or difficult. It is like a cap but it only affects the teeth in the front. The results of the porcelain veneers are excellent, long lasting and give a natural look.
The goal of cosmetic dentistry is to improve the appearance of the mouth, teeth, and smile. Often this may be the choice in place of orthodontic treatments that require a long time and the use of uncomfortable appliances. It serves people with best cosmetic and restorative treatments and specialized dentists. While traditional dentistry focuses on preventing and treating oral diseases or oral hygiene. For more details, feel free to contact Dr. Michael Maniscalco or you can visit our dental office in Birmingham, AL.
The main purpose of the Maniscalco Dentistry is to serve people of Birmingham with all the facilities related to teeth and let them get a bigger smile. Our goal is to deliver best services to the people and give treatments with outstanding results. The aim is to meet the expectations of the clients.
Schedule a Porcelain Veneers Appointment Today
Call (205) 967-9100 and get more information by scheduling an appointment by filling up the form on our Contact Us page. You can also visit our dental clinic located at 3419 Colonnade Parkway, Birmingham, AL 35243, or book an appointment online.