Achieve a Beautiful, Natural-looking Smile with Porcelain Veneers
If you are dissatisfied with the appearance of your smile, porcelain veneers can help you achieve a brilliant, uniform smile in as little as two appointments. Dr. Gooch offers porcelain veneers at our Birmingham practice - thin, customized ceramic shells which are bonded to the front of your teeth. Whether you are interested in treating just a small number of teeth with aesthetic issues, or desire a more comprehensive smile makeover, veneers are a great option to achieve striking, natural-looking results. Contact us to book a consultation and learn more.
The Porcelain Veneer Procedure
Porcelain veneers can address a wide variety of imperfections with a single procedure. During your initial appointment, Dr. Gooch will remove a small amount of enamel to make room for each veneer, ensuring it will sit flush with your gums and surrounding teeth. He will take detailed impressions of your teeth which will be used to create your customized veneers. If you need only one or two veneers, Dr. Gooch may choose to use our in-office CEREC® machine, which can craft the veneers in just a single visit. However, for more extensive treatment, Dr. Gooch will send impressions of your teeth to a trusted elite lab to create your veneers.
Once your veneers are received, within two to three weeks, he will gently etch your teeth and apply the veneers using a specialized dental cement. For an even more comprehensive enhancement, Dr. Gooch often combines gum reshaping with the procedure. Veneers can be cared for just like your natural teeth, and with proper care, can last for years.
Benefits of Porcelain Veneers
Patients choose to invest in porcelain veneers because of the extensive benefits they offer. Their thin, translucent finish means your teeth look greatly improved, but will also appear completely natural. Veneers can be used to:
- Achieve a dramatically whiter smile by covering stains and discoloration that do not respond to bleaching
- Conceal structural damage, like minor cracks and chips
- Improve the appearance of mild misalignment for straighter-looking teeth
- Fill spaces and gaps between your teeth
- Improve the dimensions of your teeth, including shape, width, and length, for a smile that complements your facial features
Depending on your condition and aesthetic goals, Dr. Gooch may also suggest alternative solutions. Our goal is to guide you toward the treatment that best fits your budget, lifestyle, and other unique factors.
Candidacy & Considerations
If you are unhappy with the appearance of your teeth, and have a healthy mouth free of disease and decay, you are most likely a good candidate for porcelain veneers. Veneers may be particularly helpful for patients with teeth that are resistant to bleaching, or who want a dramatically improved appearance in a single treatment. However, veneers are not right for everyone. For example, if your teeth are severely misaligned, you may benefit from more advanced orthodontic treatment before choosing porcelain veneers.
Schedule a Consultation
If you are ready for a beautiful, sparkling smiling, schedule an appointment to speak with Dr. Gooch about porcelain veneers. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.