Are Porcelain Veneers an Option If I Have Crooked Teeth?
A porcelain veneer is a thin porcelain shell that is applied to the front surface of an existing tooth to conceal a number of cosmetic imperfections. A porcelain veneer (or multiple veneers) can completely transform a smile by camouflaging existing dental issues. While a porcelain veneer can conceal many issues, the underlying issue, such as a misshapen tooth, will remain. It will just be hidden. When you schedule a consultation at Claire Cho DDS in Aliso Viejo, California, it can be determined if you are a good candidate for porcelain veneers. Read on to find out if you can get veneers with crooked teeth.
Can A Veneer Straighten a Crooked Tooth?
No. While a veneer will conceal a crooked tooth, providing the appearance of straight teeth, the crooked tooth will remain behind the veneer. The appearance of crooked teeth, teeth with slight alignment issues, misshapen teeth, and more can be helped with porcelain veneers. When talking about applying a veneer to a crooked or misaligned tooth, it really depends on the severity of the issue. If your teeth and bite are mostly healthy with only slight alignment issues, then you should be able to receive veneers on your crooked teeth.
Are Veneers Right for You?
Porcelain veneers may be a good option for you if:
- You have a single crooked tooth
- You have minor gaps or spaces in between teeth
- There is minimal tooth overcrowding
If you have crooked teeth, which make your teeth harder to clean, orthodontic treatment may be recommended instead of veneers. To be considered a suitable candidate for veneers, you should have healthy gums and teeth. This applies to many treatments, including Six Month Smiles.
Schedule a Consultation to Determine If Veneers Are Right for You
If you are seeking a straight, beautiful smile, considering porcelain veneers may benefit you. Even if it is determined that porcelain veneers may not be suitable for you, Dr. Cho may offer alternative treatments.Back to Porcelain Veneers Page