Porcelain veneers can be used to correct the appearance of crooked teeth but like any dental procedure, it depends on your individual situation and the desired end result. Kenmore dentist Dr Rachel Hall discusses the factors that we consider when recommending veneers to treat crooked teeth.
Porcelain veneers are practically magic. These thin little tooth covers can transform a person’s smile in just a couple of visits to the dentist. However, you might wonder if you are a good candidate for veneers. Generally, anyone who has good oral health and who is committed to maintaining their new smile can get porcelain veneers without a problem.
It’s important to consider, though, that if your teeth are crooked, that could affect the way your new look turns out.
What factors come into play when it comes to determining if your crooked teeth are suitable to get veneers?
There’s no doubt that crooked teeth aren’t exactly attractive, but the problem doesn’t end there. They can pose a threat to your oral health.
When teeth are severely misaligned, it is difficult to clean between them, which increases the chances that you’ll suffer from cavities. They might also push against each other and be more likely to break or chip even with normal everyday eating and function.
If your teeth are so crooked that they present risks to your dental health, it isn’t a good idea for you to get porcelain veneers; they would just be covering a problem instead of correcting it.
Extremely crooked teeth might make the veneers look strange and out of place in your mouth as it is very hard to make them sit correctly without drilling away a huge amount of tooth structure.
You might need to talk to your dentist about an orthodontic treatment (braces) that can reposition your teeth into their proper places. Once you’ve gotten your teeth where they belong, you can consider getting porcelain veneers to finish perfecting your smile.
If your teeth are only slightly crooked, and if there are no problems with your bite, it’s very possible that you can get porcelain veneers. These little covers will reshape your teeth and make them look like they’re perfectly straight — no braces required!
Remember, though, that your dentist is the best person to determine if porcelain veneers will work well for you. We may recommend that you get your teeth straightened before you undergo any cosmetic treatment in order to get the best results possible from your smile make-over.
Porcelain veneers are one of the best ways to straighten teeth without braces because they provide multiple cosmetic benefits, and they’re durable. Instead of veneers, though, some people choose dental bonding to correct minor misalignment. It can look great, and it costs less than veneers, but it isn’t as long-lasting.
You could also talk to your dentist about braces, invisible aligners or clear braces – which let you get a straighter smile without having to deal with the metal brackets and wires that come with traditional braces.
Crooked teeth? You may or may not be a candidate for porcelain veneers. The best way to find out is to book a consultation and have a chat with us at Evolve Dental Kenmore.
Evolve Dental Healing provides a host of cosmetic and holistic dental services that aim to give people gorgeous, healthy smiles. If you’re curious about porcelain veneers or any other cosmetic treatment, please contact us 07 3720 1811.