Instant Orthodontics: Porcelain Veneers for Crooked Teeth
By Christine Hopkins on October 10, 2018
Teeth that are misaligned can be concealed with the cosmetic dental treatment porcelain veneers. These thin shells of high-quality porcelain are placed over the front surface of a tooth to hide virtually any dental imperfection.
Dr. Christine Hopkins can provide instant orthodontics, or porcelain veneers for crooked teeth. At Advanced Dental Center, her Plano, TX, practice, you can receive a porcelain veneers treatment to improve the appearance of your smile.
A Closer Look at Porcelain Veneers
Porcelain veneers are designed to rest over a tooth, effectively covering up crooked teeth and other flaws like chips, cracks, and discoloration. To have a dental veneer placed, your tooth will be prepped by having some enamel removed, and then impressions will be taken.
Over the next two weeks, a dental laboratory will custom fabricate your veneers to match the shape and shade of your natural teeth. When your veneer is ready, you will have it placed. At this time, the tooth will be lightly buffed tooth and then the veneer adhered with dental cement.
Porcelain Veneers vs. Orthodontics
Teeth can be physically moved into proper alignment with traditional orthodontics or dental alignment tray systems such as Invisalign. While these approaches can also correct bite problems, porcelain veneers have a number of benefits over these systems, such as:
- A faster treatment. Orthodontic treatments take at least several months to complete, usually a year or more. Veneers can deliver results in just two weeks.
- Fewer dental visits. Orthodontic systems require many dental appointments over the course of treatment to ensure your teeth are moving as they should. On the other hand, veneers only require two dental visits.
- Greater comfort. Traditional orthodontics are known for being uncomfortable. The wires and brackets often rub the oral soft tissues, causing irritations. Additionally, in moving the teeth, traditional orthodontics and dental tray systems can cause discomfort. Because veneers do not move the teeth and are smooth, they are comfortable in the mouth.
- Improved aesthetics. Porcelain veneers can provide also improve aesthetics by concealing chips, stains, cracks, and more.
Are Veneers for Crooked Teeth Right for You?
To be eligible for porcelain veneers for crooked teeth, you should have a healthy bite and smile, and minor tooth alignment issues. If you have teeth that are slightly turned, and it does not affect your bite, then you may enjoy a great-looking smile with the help of porcelain veneers, rather than orthodontics.
Learn More about the Benefits of Porcelain Veneers
Porcelain veneer have become a popular way to enjoy an instantly beautiful smile. Learn how porcelain veneers can cover tooth misalignment or other cosmetic dental flaws by giving us a call today and speaking with a team member at (972) 781-0209. You can contact us online and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
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"I have been going to Dr. Hopkins for years now. I was looking for a general dentist but also a doctor that also had a prosthodontist background so any major work that I would require in the future could be done by the doctor who has regularly worked on me. Dr Hopkins has met and even exceeded my expectations in oral care."Julie W.