Can Porcelain Veneers Hide Flaws With My Smile Alignment?

Porcelain veneers can make many positive changes to the way a person looks. Through a single cosmetic dental procedure, your Rochester, MN dentist can improve your appearance by hiding discoloration, damage to your enamel, natural flaws that concern the shape of teeth, and even some problems with smile alignment. Patients who qualify can rely on veneers to fix alignment flaws instead of undergoing orthodontic work. The benefit of this is that your procedure can be completed in less time, which means that you can see results with little delay. However, it may be necessary to move forward with orthodontic work if your alignment issues are more serious. If this is the case, we may be able to recommend treatment with discreet Invisalign appliances.

How Porcelain Veneers Fix Smile Flaws

Porcelain veneers are custom-made shells that cover up problems with the shape, size, and color of teeth. Their placement requires less preparatory work than dental crowns, as veneers only occupy the fronts of teeth. When they are in position, they can make sure that teeth no longer reveal problems with wear and tear, minor chips or cracks, issues with discoloration, and even some problems with gaps and overlaps. The porcelain material relied on to craft veneers is strong enough to provide long-term benefits for patients.

Receiving Porcelain Veneers

At an initial appointment, an evaluation will take place to see how veneers can help you. When we move forward with treatment, your teeth will be closely measured, which helps us create restorations that fit properly and look natural. To further ensure that your veneers will look right, some preparatory work to the fronts of your teeth will take place. At a follow-up appointment, your veneers will be bonded to the fronts of your teeth. Your dentist will take care to make sure that the bonding process secures them fully, providing you with long-term improvements.

What Other Options Are Available For Improving Your Smile Alignment

If veneers are not the right approach for you, or if you prefer to directly address alignment flaws without modifying teeth, we can recommend Invisalign treatment. By using Invisalign, you can move teeth without wearing a permanent appliance. The aligners that you receive can be worn without drawing unwanted attention, allowing you to wear them in social and professional environments without feeling self-conscious. By fixing your smile alignment, you can actually improve your bite function, which can be negatively affected when teeth are uneven.

Talk To Your Rochester, MN Dentist About Improving Your Smile!

Our Rochester, MN dentist’s office is prepared to help patients who wish to address concerns with their smile alignment. To learn more about our cosmetic services, or to discuss any other oral health matters, you can call Calcagno Cosmetic And Family Dentistry in Rochester, MN at (507) 281-3659.