Porcelain veneers can work magic for your appearance. These thin plates cover your tooth and give you a new smile within a few trips to the dentist. However, not everyone is an ideal candidate for veneers. If you have good oral health and dedicate some time to preserving your new look, you can probably wear dental veneers without any significant problems. Porcelain dental veneers can correct flaws such as stains and chips. However, they may not work if you have very crooked teeth. Here’s what to consider:
Minor Misalignments Aren’t a Big Deal
If you have minor misalignments, dental veneers may work well for you. Consult with your dentist regarding whether misalignment or problems with your bite disqualify you for porcelain veneers. Many people use these thin covers to reshape slightly crooked teeth without braces.
Make an appointment for a consultation to determine if porcelain veneers are the best option for your dental goals. Our dentist may recommend another option to straighten your teeth or give you the go-ahead to try dental veneers for a beautiful smile that can last a lifetime.
What If My Teeth Are Too Crooked?
You might not like the way your crooked teeth look. However, they may also pose health problems. Misaligned teeth make it hard to properly clean them, leading to oral health issues, including cavities. Crooked teeth also push against each other, placing pressure on the edge of your teeth. This is likely to result in breaks and chips over time. If this is the case, dental veneers might not be the best solution for you. Also, veneers tend to look odd next to misaligned teeth.
We have many other services that can help reposition your teeth and improve the alignment. After we get your teeth straightened, you can revisit the idea of porcelain veneers to make your smile even more impressive. Check out our services and ask us any questions you may have during your consultation.
How Can I Straighten My Teeth?
Keep in mind that porcelain veneers are still a great way to straighten slightly misaligned teeth. They often suit those looking for cosmetic benefits. The dentist may recommend dental bonding to fix the appearance of slightly crooked teeth. Both procedures provide long-lasting solutions for your appearance.
You may want to look into Invisalign as another alternative to crooked teeth. Invisalign is a clear prosthetic you wear to inconspicuously fix your teeth — and they are a great alternative to metal wires and brackets that may detract from your appearance and impact your confidence.
Contact Dental Beauty today for more information on dental veneers and other dental procedures that can improve your smile.