Porcelain Veneers as an Alternative to Orthodontia

Porcelain veneers instead of orthodontics

Porcelain veneers are a versatile and transformative cosmetic dentistry treatment that can restore the healthy and appearance of your smile. Dentists use porcelain veneers to correct uneven bites, close gaps between teeth and as the main treatment in numerous smile makeovers. The versatility of porcelain veneers makes them an ideal form of instant orthodontics that can address issues such as flaws in the length and shape of teeth and minor misalignment. Using veneers to improve minor dental issues without the use of conventional orthodontia can reduce the treatment time required to obtain an ideal, healthy smile.

Porcelain veneers explained

Made of thin, medical-grade porcelain, porcelain veneers fit over the front surfaces of your teeth perfectly, thanks to the custom crafting done by your dental professional. Porcelain veneers cover minor tooth damage such as discoloration, cracks, and chips. Dentists also use porcelain veneers to treat and conceal aesthetic imperfections such as flaws in size, length, shape, and even alignment. When your teeth look and function as they should, it benefits the health and cosmetic appearance of your smile.

Benefits of porcelain veneers

Although you might not realize it, medical-grade porcelain is quite durable and strong when placed on teeth with modern dental bonding materials. There are numerous benefits of porcelain veneers including stain resistance and the ability to match surrounding teeth in all aspects such as color, size, texture, and shape. Porcelain veneers also possess the same light reflecting properties of natural tooth enamel, which gives them a realistic appearance and one of the most natural results of all dental restoration treatments.

An alternative to orthodontia

Porcelain veneers aren’t a suitable alternative to orthodontia for all patients, but in ideal candidates, they can correct minor alignment, bite and spacing issues. When dentists use porcelain veneers to close gaps in the front teeth and create a uniform length, the result is a corrected and strengthened bite. Porcelain veneers may also prevent the drifting of teeth from their correct position into areas of extra space. To repair the look of crooked teeth, dentists use varying widths on the veneers to even out the surface of the teeth. When using porcelain veneers as instant orthodontics, patients receive results immediately instead of wearing orthodontic appliances for months. With proper care, suitable candidates for porcelain veneers can enjoy the benefits of improved smile appearance and oral health for many years.

Contact Chianese Dental to find out if you’re a suitable candidate for porcelain veneers and to learn more about the various cosmetic dentistry treatments we offer.

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