If your teeth are damaged or flawed, Dr. John Aiken may recommend a dental crown or veneer to restore its beauty, strength and function. When you visit Inverness Smiles, our skilled dentist will carefully examine your teeth to determine which treatment is best for you. We welcome you to call us at 205-847-2533 to schedule your consultation and learn more about dental crowns and veneers in Birmingham, Alabama.
Dental crowns, or caps, are a treatment used to restore teeth that have been damaged by tooth decay, cracking or other problems. This restoration fits over the entire visible portion of your tooth, covering it and protecting it from sustaining further damage. Crowns are custom-designed to fit your smile perfectly and blend in with your other teeth to create a long-lasting and natural-looking solution for your smile.
Crowns typically require two appointments to complete. During the first, our dentist will prepare your tooth to receive the crown and take an impression. This impression will be sent to a dental lab where the crown will be created. After your crown is created, you will return to our office, and Dr. Aiken will place the crown onto your tooth and cement it in place.
Porcelain Dental Veneers
Porcelain dental veneers are an excellent solution for correcting small flaws and minor damage to your teeth. Veneers are designed to fit over the front surfaces of your teeth, covering the flaws in your smile and producing a picture-perfect result. Our dentist typically recommends veneers to correct:
- Chips, cracks or fractures in your teeth
- Slightly crooked teeth
- Teeth which have gaps or spaces between them
- Severely stained or discolored teeth
You will need to plan on two visits to our office if you are receiving veneers. During the first appointment, we will prepare your teeth, take impressions and choose the correct shade of white for your veneers. The impression will then be sent to a dental lab. After the veneers have been created, you will return and our dentist will bond them to your teeth.
For more information about the benefits of dental crowns and veneers, please contact our office today.