For our friends and neighbors in Birmingham, cosmetic dentistry is becoming more accessible every day. That's because the team at Cook Family Dental knows your smile can be a tremendous asset in both your personal and professional life. So we strive to offer numerous dental treatments that will make your teeth look better with the least stress and effort.
For surface flaws on the visible parts of your smile, we may recommend dental bonding or a porcelain veneer. Each of these options solves the problem by concealing those flaws while using different methods and materials.
Dental Bonding Is Complete in One Visit
For the more straightforward method of covering tooth problems like chips, misalignments, and discoloration, we use the same material as for tooth-colored composite dental fillings to sculpt out your flaws. This substance is malleable so that your dentist can color and then shape it to match your surrounding teeth.
Porcelain Veneers Are Comprehensive and Durable
A veneer is more involved because it is fabricated in an outside dental lab from high-grade porcelain ceramic. To design it, your dentist takes an impression of the tooth to be treated and then sends that out for production. You return within a week or two when your veneer is ready, and we prepare your tooth and cement the veneer into place, even with your tooth surfaces. Because porcelain is dense and strong, porcelain veneers usually outlast dental bonding treatments for a restoration that lasts ten years or even longer.