Porcelain Veneers for Crooked Teeth
Porcelain veneers are one of the most popular cosmetic dentistry treatments, due in large part to their versatility. Porcelain veneers are bonded to the front of the teeth to conceal a wide range of aesthetic flaws, including tooth discoloration, dental staining, chips, cracks, or fractures, and minor misalignment issues.
For those who are ideal candidates, the dentists at the Cosmetic Dentistry Institute offer porcelain veneers to enhance the appearance of crooked teeth without traditional orthodontics. This gives individuals in Troy, MI, Birmingham, MI, Bloomfield, MI, and surrounding areas the opportunity to obtain the straight, attractive smile they desire quickly and conveniently.
Porcelain Veneers Candidates
Porcelain veneers are a cosmetic dentistry treatment, meaning they are meant to address issues that affect the appearance of the smile rather than the health of the teeth. Traditionally, malocclusion problems are classified as an oral health concern, because they compromise oral functions and threaten the structure of the jaw. However, when misalignment issues are minor they are often purely an aesthetic concern.
If crooked teeth, overcrowding, or gaps do not pose a structural threat, they can be treated cosmetically. Porcelain veneers are an ideal option for those who want to address minor misalignment problems to achieve a straighter looking smile, or those who are looking to enhance the results of previous orthodontic treatment. Since porcelain veneers can address multiple blemishes at once, they are particularly well-suited for those with additional cosmetic flaws that they’d like to correct.
Porcelain Veneers Treatment
Porcelain veneers treatment is typically completed in two dental appointments, which are spaced several weeks apart. The ability to provide patients with a straighter smile in such a short period of time is what has earned this procedure its nickname - instant orthodontics.
The first stage of porcelain veneers treatment is all about preparation and planning. Our dentists thoughtfully design a set of porcelain veneers that will enhance the appearance of the smile without looking unnatural. To do this, we customize the size, shape, and color of each veneer.
When a design plan is in place, we prepare the teeth for veneers placement. To create space for the veneers so they align with adjacent teeth, we remove a very small layer of enamel from the treated teeth. After preparing the teeth, temporary veneers are put in place while the permanent restorations are made.
When a patient’s permanent veneers are complete, they return for the final stage of treatment, which is placement. Our dentists test the fit of the veneers before bonding them in place. If the fit is satisfactory, a dental compound is used to essentially cement the veneers to the teeth. We harden this compound to complete the bonding process. Once in place, porcelain veneers can last for 10 years or more.
Why Choose Porcelain Veneers Over Orthodontics?
If misalignment problems are merely cosmetic in nature, there are several reasons that people may choose porcelain veneers over orthodontics:
- Porcelain veneers offer faster results
- Porcelain veneers are completely comfortable and feel like a natural part of the smile
- Porcelain veneers are easy to care for
- Porcelain veneers address multiple cosmetic issues to completely transform the smile
Contact the Cosmetic Dentistry Institute
If crooked teeth are compromising your smile, it may be time to find out if you are a candidate for porcelain veneers. To learn more about his cosmetic dentistry treatment, contact our dental practice online, or call (248) 519-1919 to meet with the dentists at the Cosmetic Dentistry Institute.