Misshapen teeth can detract from the look of your smile, creating an uneven, unattractive look. Dental veneers can make your teeth look symmetrical and properly shaped, so they fit in better with the rest of your teeth.
Misshapen Teeth and Your Smile
Not everyone is blessed with a perfect smile. Sometimes, teeth are oddly shaped, asymmetrical, or even much smaller than the surrounding teeth. A tooth that doesn’t quite match the rest of your mouth can detract from your appearance and make you self-conscious. If this is the case, a cosmetic dentist can help correct the look of any teeth you’re unhappy with.
Treating misshapen, asymmetrical, or severely discolored teeth usually involves dental veneers. These provide a natural-looking, durable solution that is relatively non-invasive. After treatment, your teeth will fit the rest of your smile, giving you a brand-new look you can be proud of. With appropriate care, your veneers will last many years.
Treatment with Veneers
Veneers are fairly simple to apply and require very little alteration to the teeth—sometimes none at all, depending upon the type of veneer. Your custom-made veneers are made from molds of your teeth and are carefully color-matched for a natural appearance. Your cosmetic dentist might remove a very thin layer of enamel from the tooth surfaces to make room for the veneers. After the teeth are prepared, temporary veneers will protect your teeth until the permanent ones are ready.
A veneer is very thin and usually made of porcelain. Porcelain reflects light much like enamel, giving your teeth a natural luster. They are constructed to provide a complementary shape and size that will blend well with your other teeth. The permanent veneers are cemented to the tooth surfaces, creating a strong bond. To care for your veneers, be sure to brush and floss every day and visit the dentist regularly. You should also avoid biting anything that could damage the veneer’s edges or cause them to crack or chip.
Contact our office today and speak with a caring member of our team to discuss your own options for treatment.