How Porcelain Veneers Can Straighten Crooked Teeth
By Dr. Ribeiro on February 11, 2021
Your first impression on someone makes a lasting mark. People tend to notice someone’s smile when meeting, so you want to be able to smile proudly. If you have crooked teeth, you may feel uncomfortable showing them. You are not alone. Dr. Richard C. Ribeiro can help.
Many Americans have reported a lack of confidence in their smiles. If this sounds like you, we understand your plight. Porcelain veneers for crooked teeth may be right for you. At our Clarksville, TN, practice, we provide top-notch porcelain veneers to get you the smile you have always wanted.
What Are Porcelain Veneers?
First, porcelain veneers are a purely cosmetic procedure. Veneers will not actually move teeth like braces, and they cannot fix dental issues such as tooth decay. Their primary purpose is to mask imperfections such as spacing and minor alignment issues.
Porcelain veneers are small yet durable tooth-colored shells attached to the front of the teeth. A little bit of tooth enamel is removed so the veneer fits seamlessly and blends in with your natural teeth. With veneers, you can eat and talk normally as if they were natural teeth.
Custom Made for Your Needs
One of the best parts about porcelain veneers is their adaptability. Using an impression of your teeth, dentists can model your veneers to enhance your smile seamlessly. Almost no one will be able to tell that you have porcelain veneers on your teeth. They are precisely designed to give you the straightest possible smile.
The Advantages of Porcelain Veneers
Porcelain veneers achieve results much faster than traditional orthodontic treatments. It can take several months to a year to complete treatment with braces or Invisalign®. Porcelain veneers can be placed in just two visits to the dentist. Overall treatment time takes about two weeks.
Not only do porcelain veneers straighten smiles quickly, they also have other benefits. Our Clarksville practice recommends porcelain veneers because they can also:
- Cover discolored teeth
- Fix chipped or irregularly shaped teeth
- Cover gaps in teeth
- Resist stains
Long-lasting Results with Porcelain Veneers
With proper care, veneers can last decades. Take proper care of your teeth and gums by brushing and flossing daily. Biannual checkups with the dentist (twice a year) are also highly recommended. By maintaining good oral hygiene, your veneers will hold up for longer.
Avoiding hard foods like candies, nuts, seeds, and shells, or at least being very careful when eating them. A blunt force to a porcelain veneer can chip, crack, or loosen it.
Boost Your Self-Confidence
After getting porcelain veneers, many patients notice that their self-confidence is much higher. People are friendlier to them and social interactions are more pleasant. When you are proud of your teeth, smiling comes more easily. With a high self-esteem, you can live life with more assurance and poise.
Losing self-consciousness about your teeth can do wonders for your personal and professional life, so why not give porcelain veneers a try?
Reach Out to Our Dental Practice Today
If you are interested in pursuing porcelain veneers to straighten crooked teeth, we would be happy to help out. We proudly serve the Clarksville area with top-of-the-line cosmetic dentistry. Give us a call at (931) 645-6362 or send us a message online to schedule an appointment today.
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