Veneers Specialist

Tucker Family Dentistry

Perron L. Tucker, DMD

Family Dentist & Cosmetic Dentist located in Vestavia Hills, AL

The smallest imperfection in your smile can cause you to keep it hidden from the world. However, with custom veneers, like those provided by Dr. Perron Tucker and the team at Tucker Family Dentistry, you can conceal cracks, chips, spaces, and other cosmetic concerns that can affect your smile and sense of self-confidence. To determine if veneers are right for you, call the office in Vestavia Hills, Alabama, or request an appointment online today.

Veneers Q&A

What are veneers?

Veneers are thin covers that can be applied to the fronts of unattractive teeth to improve their appearance. At Tucker Family Dentistry, the team makes veneers out of durable porcelain that looks nearly identical to your natural teeth. The team matches the porcelain used for your veneer to the color of your natural teeth, ensuring it blends in with the rest of your smile.

You can get just one veneer to cover a single problematic tooth, or you can get a full set of veneers if you have a series of cosmetic issues. Before getting veneers, you’ll sit down for a consultation with Dr. Tucker to discuss your needs and find out what will look best.

Why might I need veneers?

Many people feel self-conscious about their smiles because damage and discoloration have affected the appearance of their teeth. If the damage isn’t severe enough to require a crown, your dentist might recommend veneers. Veneers can correct:

  • Chips
  • Cracks
  • Stains
  • Discoloration
  • Wide spaces
  • Crooked teeth
  • Short teeth
  • Awkwardly shaped teeth

A well-placed veneer might even improve your speech if a chip or space has caused an impediment.

What is it like to get veneers?

Getting porcelain veneers is an easy process that is performed at Tucker Family Dentistry over several months. You start with a consultation and discuss the issues you’d like to address with veneers. The team then creates a model of your smile to show you what your smile will look like once the process is complete.

Dr. Tucker removes a small amount of enamel from the front surfaces of the teeth that are getting veneers to help make room for them. Then, he takes a mold of your newly prepared teeth to use while creating your veneers. Dr. Tucker then provides temporary veneers to wear while your permanent ones are being manufactured in a lab.

On the day of your fitting appointment, Dr. Tucker applies a gel to your teeth before using a bonding cement to attach your veneers. He uses a light to harden the cement, and then makes a few final adjustments to make your veneers look polished and natural.

To learn more about veneers and determine if they’re right for you, call the office or book an appointment online today.