Crooked teeth can have a negative impact on a patient’s smile. They can detract from otherwise white, beautiful teeth and make patients feel self-conscious when they smile, laugh, or speak with others. In situations like this, many patients will avoid talking to their Scottsdale, AZ dentist about these imperfections for fear of being referred to an orthodontist for metal bracket and wire braces. Fortunately, there are other ways to address mild defects such as this: porcelain veneers.
Can veneers fix crooked teeth?
Drs. Rogel Carlos and Marissa P. Mandap of AZ Dental Wellness of Scottsdale encourage patients to think about using cosmetic restorations such as porcelain veneers to fix their smiles. While the veneer itself won’t “fix” the crooked tooth, it can disguise it in a way to make it appear as though it was realigned. Veneers are best described as thin shells bonded onto the front of a tooth to change its appearance. In doing so, it can make a dramatic improvement to the smile, even if the issues being treated are subtle. Veneers are custom-made for the patient and can last several years with proper care.
Am I a candidate for porcelain veneers?
The best candidates for porcelain veneers are individuals who have healthy smiles free from decay and periodontal disease. These patients are known for taking good care of their smiles, which will extend their porcelain veneer’s longevity. Patients with veneers may still be susceptible to the development of cavities underneath them, making routine dental visits critical to oral health and wellness, even more so in patients with restorations such as these. During an evaluation, our dental team will determine if a patient can use veneers for crooked teeth.
Are you considering veneers for crooked teeth?
If you are ready to speak to a dental professional about the benefits of using porcelain veneers to disguise the imperfections of your smile, it is time to call AZ Dental Wellness of Scottsdale. Call (480) 405-1511 to request a consultation visit and work with our team to enhance your smile. Our office, located at 3014 N. Hayden Road, Suite #104, is open to new and established patients and families.
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