Straight teeth are one of the primary factors considered in an attractive smile. These days, people are more self-conscious than ever about their teeth or receiving orthodontic treatment for straighter teeth. However, slight crookedness doesn’t need full orthodontics, while still negatively impacting the aesthetics of a smile. To help our patients achieve the look they want we offer instant orthodontics through porcelain veneers, dental crowns, dental bridge or no-prep veneers.
Why Elite Dental & Implant Center
At Elite Dental & Implant Center, we are committed to providing premium dental care for our patients with cutting-edge technology. Our goal is to make our dentistry services pain free, precise and comfortable.
Call us today at (818) 578.6733 to book a free consultation
Candidates for Instant Orthodontics
Since porcelain veneers only correct the shape of your smile and not the teeth position by themselves, instant orthodontics should be reserved for mild to moderate crookedness. Therefore, candidates should have healthy teeth and no major bite misalignment. While slight overbites, underbites, and similar malocclusions should be okay, severely crooked or misaligned teeth should be treated through Invisalign® or traditional dental braces.
Additionally, teeth shouldn’t have any cavity. In case a tooth forms a cavity after the porcelain veneer, the veneer has to be removed in order to perform a restorative treatment. Therefore, the best candidates for instant orthodontics have a healthy and good hygiene regimen at home and through professional exams.
Ortho Veneer Combination
They look like a false nail and are made in the laboratory for a longer lasting result. They don’t change color over time (attention coffee lovers) and they have the bright, slightly translucent appearance of natural teeth.
At Elite Dental & Implant Center, we’ll work with you to determine dimensions of porcelain veneers that will go with your face and then we’ll decide how much tooth structure needs to be altered if any. Whenever possible we opt for prepless veneers to preserve maximum tooth structure, they are carefully hand-waxed to shape the ideal contours.
Last but not least, Porcelain veneers are more expensive than the composite one. Also, traditional porcelain veneers can last 10 to 15 years where composite veneers last between five and seven years. Call us today and come over for a consultation if you need more information or help to decide which method suits your budget and overall dental health.