Improve the Appearance of Crooked Teeth with Porcelain Veneers

Dr. Degel Oct 6, 2019

Matching porcelain veneers to the teethCrooked teeth are common. Although crooked teeth affect many individuals, many decline to treat the problem. It is not that people don’t want to improve their smile, but they often don’t want to undergo lengthy and potentially uncomfortable orthodontic treatment. Fortunately, in some cases, there is an easier solution.

Porcelain veneers sit over the facial surface of the teeth to conceal a wide range of cosmetic blemishes, including crooked or gapped teeth. Porcelain veneers address crooked teeth to create the appearance of straight, even teeth. At Astoria Dental Group, serving Queens, NY, and NYC, patients can rely on porcelain veneers to improve the appearance of crooked teeth quickly and effectively.

Do Porcelain Veneers Correct Crooked Teeth?

When most people think about fixing crooked teeth, they imagine long months wearing uncomfortable metal braces, so many are surprised to learn that porcelain veneers may be a better alternative. One of the most common questions that patients ask when they learn that they may be a candidate for porcelain veneers is, “Will porcelain veneers correct my crooked teeth?” In short, the answer to this question is that porcelain veneers will not correct the position of crooked teeth, but they will improve their appearance.

It is important that our Long Island patients realize that porcelain veneers treatment does not shift the teeth or jaw, or correct any existing malocclusion problems. However, porcelain veneers can conceal crooked teeth to improve the appearance of the smile for those who are ideal candidates.

Are Porcelain Veneers Right for Me?

Not all patients who have crooked teeth are ideal candidates for porcelain veneers. Porcelain veneers are very thin prosthetics - they are about the same thickness of a contact lens, so they are not substantial enough to hide significant orthodontic issues.

Additionally, it is important that we prioritize our patient’s oral health. If crooked teeth are a sign of more serious malocclusion problems that could compromise oral health or function, those need to be addressed structurally.

Fortunately, porcelain veneers are a good option for patients who have just a few crooked teeth, or those with minor malocclusion problems. If orthodontic issues are primarily a cosmetic concern, porcelain veneers can address imperfections and provide our patients with straighter, more attractive looking teeth.

Porcelain Veneers Benefits

Porcelain veneers offer many benefits to patients who want to enjoy straight and even teeth without undergoing traditional orthodontic treatment:

  • Porcelain veneers treatment can be completed in as little as two dental appointments
  • Porcelain veneers hide a wide range of cosmetic flaws, including dental stains and discoloration
  • The appearance of porcelain veneers is customized to blend in with the natural teeth
  • Porcelain veneers last for up to 20 years

Send Us a Message

If you want to straighten crooked teeth but are reluctant to undergo traditional orthodontic treatment, you may want to consider porcelain veneers. Send us a message at your earliest convenience to learn more about this cosmetic dentistry treatment, or call (718) 278-1123 to schedule an appointment at Astoria Dental Group. We serve patients in Queens, NYC, and surrounding areas.

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