Do you want a smile that dazzles in family photos this holiday season?
It’s easy to get the smile you’ve always dreamed of at Alabama Family Dental! We offer a variety of cosmetic dentistry services that will boost your self-esteem.
These services can also be combined for a total smile makeover!
If you’re interested in cosmetic dentistry, take a look at some of the services we office. Then, give our Mobile, AL office a call at (251) 241-0890 to schedule a consultation.
Professional Teeth Whitening
For a smile that is sure to stun this holiday season, nothing delivers results quite like professional teeth whitening.
In fact, it’s the easiest and most cost-effective way to enhance your appearance, according to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry! Given this, you might be tempted to purchase the do-it-yourself teeth bleaching treatments available at your local drugstore.
But only one over-the-counter whitening treatment has earned the American Dental Association Seal of Acceptance, and there’s no evidence that “home remedies” like lemon juice or charcoal work. (In fact, some substances like lemon juice are actually harmful to your teeth!)
Whitening your teeth with the help of a dental professional will ensure that stains are effectively and safely removed.
In-office whitening treatments offer the fastest and most dramatic transformation available. In just one visit, you’ll have a noticeably whiter smile that you’ll be excited to share with the world! If you’re wanting the convenience of over-the-counter gels and strips, we can also create a custom at-home whitening treatment.
It’s important to note that bleaching treatments, even those administered by a dental professional, are only effective at removing stains on the outer layer of your teeth. So while they’ll effectively remove stains from coffee, tea, red wine, and other problematic foods and drinks, they won’t address discoloration from trauma and certain types of medication.
Dental veneers are ideal if you have a number of dental imperfections you want to address. These thin but durable shells conceal all sorts of smile flaws.
- Discolored teeth
- Worn teeth
- Chipped or broken teeth
- Misaligned teeth
- Irregularly shaped teeth
- Gaps between teeth
At Alabama Family Dental, we’re proud to offer high-quality porcelain dental veneers, popular for their durability, stain-resistance, and natural appearance.
Having dental veneers placed generally takes two visits. During the first appointment, we’ll discuss your treatment and prepare your tooth for the dental veneers. This involves removing a little bit of your enamel to make room for the dental veneers. Then, you’ll come back when your custom-made dental veneers are ready to be placed! We’ll make final adjustments to ensure a natural fit and look. Then, we’ll bond the dental veneers to your teeth!
According to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, dental veneers are among the most popular cosmetic dentistry procedures. The majority of patients who have dental veneers placed get four or more placed in one sitting, but it’s not uncommon to conceal dental imperfections along the entire smile zone. Nearly one in five people have dental veneers place on every tooth that is visible when they smile!
If you’re looking for results that are similar to dental veneers but want a more affordable solution that requires less preparation, cosmetic bonding is a great option. Like dental veneers, cosmetic bonding can be used to fix minor chips and cracks, discoloration, and other irregularities.
When you come to Alabama Family Dental for a cosmetic bonding procedure, we’ll paint the surface of your tooth with a bonding material that can be shaped and painted to look like a natural tooth. It’s a quick procedure. You can expect your cosmetic bonding treatment to last less than an hour.
There are lots of advantages to cosmetic bonding, including its cost-effectiveness. It’s also a comfortable procedure that usually doesn’t require anesthesia. But the results of cosmetic bonding aren’t as long-lasting, durable, and stain-resistant as dental veneers.
And though bonded teeth don’t require too much special care, you will have to avoid certain habits — like biting your fingernails or chewing on pens — to avoid breaking or dislodging the bonding material.
An Improved Smile Can Change Your Life
If a new haircut can give you a boost of confidence, think of what a smile makeover can do! When you come to Alabama Family Dental for cosmetic dentistry services, you’ll be able to enjoy high-quality care and a new lease on life.