We use cosmetic treatments to address multiple issues with your smiles, not just teeth stains! In fact, porcelain veneers, a thin cosmetic restoration, has even been known to offer our Bedford, MA, patients instant orthodontics. In today’s blog, we’re going to look at how we use these thin restorations to tackle minor misalignment!
Restoring Smiles with Veneers
First, what is a porcelain veneer? Well, these are very thin restorations we create from porcelain, a durable material also used to create crowns, inlays, and onlays. Not only will porcelain absorb daily bite forces, but the material is translucent like tooth enamel and able to be shaded to mimic the color of surrounding teeth. When in place, they instantly change the shape and color of your smile, lengthening worn-down teeth, repairing chips and cracks, masking permanent discoloration, and even closing unsightly gaps between your teeth. Each one is custom-made specifically for your smile, ensuring a lifelike appearance and comfortable fit!
Creating and Placing Your Restoration
The process begins with preparation, in which we administer a local anesthetic and then remove a thin layer of enamel form your teeth. Next, we take detailed impressions and images of these teeth, using the information we gather to design and fabricate the finished product. When you return for a second visit, we place them and then check the fit, making any last-minute adjustments necessary before we place them with a powerful bonding agent. With proper care and attention, they have the potential to last for decades to come and offer a complete smile makeover.
An Alternative to Braces
Often, placement could correct the appearance of minor misalignment, giving you a straighter smile in as little as two visits, as opposed to months or years required for metal braces or aligners. If you have minor misalignment and would like to see if veneers could help, then contact our team today. We will carefully examine your smile to assess the cause and severity of your misalignment. Then, we can decide if custom restorations are enough to correct the size, or if you will in fact need to undergo treatments with orthodontics. If you have any questions about using our custom restorations to improve the beauty of your smile and correct misalignment, then contact or team today!
Do You Have Questions About Cosmetic Orthodontic Options?
Cosmetic dentistry allows us to address more than just the color of your teeth, but the alignment as well. Our team will also discuss better habits to help protect the health and beauty of your newly improved smile, so you avoid common complications. To learn more about improving the health and beauty of your smile, then schedule a consultation by calling Kennedy Family & Cosmetic Dentistry in Bedford, MA, today at (781) 275-0200.