While many individuals think that they need braces for crooked teeth, they might be surprised to learn that veneers can help. Porcelain veneers are thin yet durable shells of ceramic that can be placed on slightly misaligned teeth to give them a straighter appearance. Instead of dealing with the long, extensive time frame involved with braces, dentists Charles A. Robertson and N. Perry Orchard can place veneers in only two appointments for beautiful results.
Before you consider porcelain veneers for crooked teeth at our Corpus Christi, TX, practice, your dentist will examine your teeth and gums. We only provide veneers for patients with good oral health to ensure the best results. They also work better for patients with less extreme misalignment. After treatment, you will love the look of your beautiful, brand-new smile.
What Causes Crooked Teeth?
Many factors can contribute to crooked teeth, including crowding. If tooth loss has occurred, it can cause the adjacent teeth to shift out of place. Additionally, genetics can lead to orthodontic misalignment for some individuals.
How Do Crooked Teeth Affect My Appearance?
Crooked teeth may mean that your teeth are not as straight as you would like. While it is not an issue for some individuals, for others, it can be more noticeable and affect self-esteem. These individuals may feel as if the misalignment is too pronounced and affects the entire appearance. If that is the case, we encourage patients to visit our Corpus Christi practice for veneers to transform the look of their smile.
How Are Veneers Placed?
Once a dentist determines that you are a good candidate for veneers, a small amount of enamel is removed from the surface of the affected teeth. This ensures that the veneers fit securely. Afterward, the doctor takes impressions of your teeth, which are sent to the lab. Technicians fabricate the veneers to ensure they match the color, size, and shape of your teeth for a natural fit and look. While your veneers are created, the dentist can give you temporary veneers to wear.
Permanent veneers usually take a couple of weeks to come back from the lab. At this time, you will visit our office for a second appointment. The dentist checks the veneers to make sure they match your goals. Once they are deemed satisfactory, they are bonded to the surface of your teeth with a strong bonding material. As soon as the veneers are placed, your smile becomes straighter and more radiant.
How Do I Maintain Veneers?
Veneers are a long-term treatment that is designed to last 15 years or longer when maintained. Maintaining your veneers is similar to caring for your natural teethm in which you follow a daily oral care regimen. You must brush and floss regularly to keep them looking their best. Patients should also visit their dentist for routine check-ups to ensure the veneers are functioning as they should.
Schedule a Consultation
If you are interested in learning more about porcelain veneers for crooked teeth, we encourage you to contact us as soon as possible. You can reach our Corpus Christi office by phone at (361) 992-3011 or you can book a consultation online.