Misshapen teeth can make even the healthiest smile appear less attractive. Patients who are unhappy with the aesthetics of their smile can benefit from porcelain veneers at our Washington, D.C. practice. Veneers are custom-made and can deliver dramatic results, concealing a wide range of cosmetic flaws, such as chips, cracks, discoloration, and misshapen teeth.
With decades of experience, Dr. Neil Starr can help you achieve the smile you desire. Here, our team discusses porcelain veneers for misshaped teeth and explains how this treatment can rejuvenate your smile and your overall appearance.
Porcelain Veneers: A Brief Overview
Veneers are strong, but thin, fabrications crafted from medical-grade ceramic. Designed to fit over the front surfaces of the teeth, veneers mimic the translucency of natural enamel, delivering an incredibly natural appearance.
To apply porcelain veneers, Dr. Starr removes a small amount of enamel from the natural teeth. This makes room for your new veneers and helps them bond securely to the surfaces of the teeth.
Once the teeth are prepared, impressions are taken and sent to our dental lab. There, a skilled ceramist will carefully fabricate your new veneers, taking your unique oral anatomy into account.
Finally, when your veneers are complete, Dr. Starr will assess the fit, bond them into place, and make any necessary adjustments. The result is a more balanced, symmetrical smile.
Porcelain Veneers for Misshaped Teeth
Misshaped teeth may be too small, too large, or may not blend in with the rest of your smile. Porcelain veneers can effectively change the size and shape of the natural teeth, offering a more uniform appearance.
For this reason, veneers are sometimes referred to as instant orthodontics, as they have the ability to dramatically change the aesthetics of the smile without the use of braces or Invisalign®.
Are You a Candidate?
To qualify for porcelain veneers for misshaped teeth, patients should be in good oral health. Therefore, there should be no signs of gum disease or extensive tooth decay. If these issues are present, Dr. Starr will recommend restorative procedures to improve oral health.
Porcelain veneers may not be the solution for every case of misshaped teeth. For example, if your cosmetic issue is accompanied by malocclusion or misalignment, orthodontic treatment may be necessary to address the problem and fully restore oral health.
The best way to explore your eligibility for porcelain veneers is to have a consultation with Dr. Starr. During a visit at our practice, he can help determine if porcelain veneers are right for you.
Benefits of Porcelain Veneers for Misshaped Teeth
In addition to addressing misshapen teeth, porcelain veneers offer a number of other advantages. For example, veneers can:
- Restore chipped, damaged, or worn teeth
- Improve the function of crooked teeth
- Whiten your smile
- Align and stabilize your bite
Contact Our Practice for More Information
If you have irregularly shaped teeth, porcelain veneers could be a solution for you. To explore your treatment options, schedule a consultation with Dr. Starr. Contact us online or give us a call.