Can porcelain veneers help disguise crooked teeth?
It depends on the extent of the misalignment, but in some cases, yes, we can use veneers to conceal crooked teeth. But remember that veneers are only an aesthetic solution and not a replacement for orthodontic treatment.
Dental veneers are a thin facing of porcelain that covers the front surface of your teeth. They conceal numerous problems like chipped, broken, stained, or poorly proportioned teeth. Since veneers provide a new tooth surface, we can also use them to hide minor tooth misalignment. While the teeth remain crooked in position, the veneer creates the illusion of straight teeth.
Placing veneers at Meadow Creek Family Dentistry takes place over two visits. During the first, we prepare the teeth we’re treating by removing a thin layer of dental enamel so the veneers fit naturally at the gum line. We take impressions and create temporaries to wear until your final veneers come back from the custom dental lab.
During the second visit, we adjust the veneers for fit and bond them securely to the teeth. With excellent oral hygiene and routine preventive exams and dental cleanings, your veneers can last as long as ten years. It’s important to remember that, since we alter the structure of your tooth, porcelain veneers are a lifetime commitment.
If you are considering porcelain veneers in Inman, SC and would like to learn more, please call Meadow Creek Family Dentistry to arrange a consultation with Dr. Levi Hunt.